Milan & Kay Yerkovich, best-selling authors of How We Love are joining us May 12!
What is the first thing we do when we feel our child or loved one is running a fever? Hopefully we take their temperature to determine if they are or not. But what do we do when our relationships are running a bit cold? Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Invitation Tuesday with Trench Classes United.
Did you know that many of the ways we use to “connect” with those we love are actually non-relational? The crazy thing about that statement is we can trace the ways we love all the way back to our childhood…and not to stay stuck in the past, or even to blame anyone but looking back not falling back will help us move forward more healthily in all of our relationships.
For now, let’s take this first relationship temperature. Keeping your significant relationship in mind – and that could be a spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, parent, child -- answer these few questions with the last 12 months in mind which reveal a certain style of connecting and managing that relationship:
1. I would describe myself as a self-reliant person – I don’t really need anyone.
2. I would rather do something alone than get into a long conversation with someone
3. My spouse complains that I don’t show enough affection—I just need my space and it’s annoying if someone wants to be with me a lot.
4. Growing up, we each did our own thing
5. I have family members with whom I have little to no contact today
So how did you do? If you answered no to the majority of them, stay tuned for Take 2 of our relationship temperature series…but for the full picture, plan on joining us for our How to Love workshop