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    Can You And Your Partner Have Different Values?

    Can Your Partner Have Different Values?

    You are never going to be 100 percent in agreement or alignment with anyone but when it comes to your partner there are some values that are a must.

    Where You Can Disagree With Boundaries And Respect

    You can have different values and beliefs, such as politics or religion, but you must accept your partner’s beliefs. Where many couples go wrong is in expecting that they will change their partner’s mind at some point down the road. This leads to constant conflict related to your different values. For your relationship to be happy and healthy for both of you, you must set clear boundaries and genuinely respect one another’s values. If it is a value you cannot respect it’s not a good fit for either of you.

    The Essential Values

    While there is much we can accept, respect, or agree to disagree on there are some essential values that you must be aligned with. Some of these include:

    • Whether or not to have children
    • How to manage money
    • How to communicate
    • Supporting one another’s life and career goals
    • Whose career takes priority
    • What it means to be honest
    • How to prioritize time
    • What love looks like
    • The role family plays in your life and relationship
    • How to manage household responsibilities

    Where we get caught up is that we don’t always talk about boundaries or essential values soon enough, or ever at all. This is one of the areas in which structured couple’s counseling can help.

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    Are You Loving, Being Love, Or Both? 

    It’s one of those relationship truths we must all come to terms with at one point or another: just because we love someone doesn’t mean that they love us in return. You deserve…

  • Daytime Date Ideas

    Fun Daytime Date Ideas

    If your relationship is new and you want to bypass the stress of an evening date, or you simply want to spend a day doing something fun together these daytime date…

  • Relationship Cycling

    How Relationship Cycling Is Holding You Back

    Relationship cycling refers to the on-again, off-again relationships that we sometimes get stuck in. This doesn’t refer to someone you have broken up with once, or maybe twice. But if you…

  • Your Partner Isn't A Mind Reader

    Your Partner Can’t Read Your Mind

    Much of the tension and arguments between couples is due to a lack of communication. While it’s nice to think that your partner should know you well enough to know what…