He couldn’t understand why Mary was unhappy with him.Over the years you may have shifted focus away from your partner and more towards yourself.Perhaps now you’ve come to expect that he or she should always be there to support you or you’ve gotten too task-oriented, hoping he or she will not interfere with your plans.Their first challenge was to switch the focus away from themselves and onto each other.They acknowledged that they were taking each other for granted and that their jobs got the best of them. They decided to switch their priorities and focus first on each other’s feelings and needs and to (2) Become interested in how your spouse is feeling. You had an insatiable interest in each other’s feelings and what would make each other happy.
” Make this year a break-through year in your relationship by trying three powerful empathy skills to deepen your love for each other. Focus on those qualities and strengths that you honor and respect in your partner.
This simple focus will restore your partner’s value in your heart.
He was caring and responsible but always placed tasks before people.
He was convinced that he was a good husband because he worked very hard to provide for his family and had never cheated on his wife or done anything immoral or illegal.
Joe, a successful physician, and Sylvia, a marketing executive, complained about their unfulfilling marriage and stressful lives.The more they talked, the clearer it became that they were living parallel lives.