FROWNS TO SMILES
By Bob Chaney, Ph.D
Date- Friday 26th 2010
Place Masonic Hall
Time- 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Contact –Belen Cook @NVE 424-7738
Few things in life are more challenging and yet rewarding as joining a committed marital relationship. More often than not we enter a marriage with little or no training other than what we observed in our parents’ marriage. We inherit the good and the bad of only one example of marital life. It is very difficult to gain other outside information because our biology teaches us to be protective of our family unit. For this reason, it is easy to become stuck in a closed marital system. A marriage that frowns more than it smiles suggests that something isn’t working and that additional information is needed.
In this mini-workshop we will take a look at the most common reasons for marital frowns and what we can do to turn them into smiles. While we do that we may discover some self-help tools that we can use to keep our marriages satisfying.
In this mini-workshop you will be able to:
- Identify 3 common causes for marital dissatisfaction
- Identify 3 invisible influences on marital styles
- Describe the number one influence on whether our marriages are frowning or smiling
- Describe at least 5 strategies for increasing the satisfaction in our marriages.