Relationship Gratitude – Day 9 (You know, they are just like you :) !)

You know when you’re angry with your children, or they do something a little off, you sometimes think to yourself or tell your partner, “They are exactly like you.”

Most of the time that statement is based on a characteristic of your partner you don’t particularly like and you use the children to let him/her know about it. Did you ever think, those type of statements can often chip away at his/her self-esteem? The reason, because the anger and frustration you feel towards the children must reflect how you feel about him/her.

Think about what negative statements do you use towards the kids, that you indirectly equate with your partner?

For day 9 of relationship gratitude, let your partner know the positive characteristics that your children have that is based on him/her.

For example, “I love the fact that our child is so smart. He is just like you.!”

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Keith has over a decade of experience in the field, counseling and coaching individuals, couples, teens and their parents to help them improve their relationships and their ability to achieve their personal goals. For the past seven years Keith has developed specific programs to help teens and their families achieve success in all facets of their lives that may have eluded them in the past. Academics, relationships, athletics, college preparation and applications, goal setting and developing specific plans are areas where working with Keith as a Coach can help young people set the patterns that promise a brilliant future. He works with couples to help them achieve the kind of relationship they envisioned when they first made their commitment to each other. Strengthening communication and revitalizing their understanding and empathy for each other helps couples regain the romance and closeness they long for – even in their everyday “real” world. Having a coach is like having a GPS for life. Keith can help you get a realistic picture of where you are and focus on the best path forward toward your goals. Unlike counseling, coaching focuses on the future, not the past.

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