“We don’t accomplish anything alone and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life, and of all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that create something.”
-Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Not surprisingly, I’m a big believer in couple’s counseling. Not because I do it, but because issues couples face are about what both partners contribute to the relationship. Relationships are the ultimate ‘tapestry’ created by every action each partner takes, every day. And, as O’Connor notes, ‘we don’t accomplish anything alone.’ Yes, you can improve your life by changing your own behaviors and attitudes. But to truly, thoroughly, thrive you have to do it together.
Having trouble getting your partner to fully engage? Remember that tapestry, and how each thread added makes you both stronger. Start with target symptoms or target behaviors, add positive threads in those areas, and perhaps sooner than you imagine the cloth of your relationship will begin to feel more colorful and stronger.
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