Tag: Relationships

Relationship Worksheet – 28 useful questions

RELATIONSHIP WORKSHEET 1. What qualities first drew me to my partner? 2. What troubling qualities does my partner have that are similar to my early caretakers? 3. What qualities does my partner have that I think I lack? 4. What needs am I (unsuccessfully) trying to meet through my relationship: Understanding Appreciation Approval Freedom Other:…

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Disorders affecting relationships

DISORDERS THAT AFFECT RELATIONSHIPS Not all relationship problems result from unhealthy patterns of interaction. Sometimes, one person has a disorder that has a direct impact on his or her partner. The better a spouse is able to recognize such disorders, the less chance there is of intensifying them. Mark any of the problems described below…

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Beliefs that help relationships

BELIEFS THAT HELP RELATIONSHIPS Often, problems that surface in relationships are indications of underlying self-destructive beliefs. If you have difficulty making changes that could help your marriage, it may be because of such ideas. These thoughts are not actually caused by your partner, but were instilled in you from early life experiences. To discover thoughts…

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Understanding Family Drama

UNDERSTANDING YOUR FAMILY DRAMA Do you ever feel as if you’re trapped in the web of your own personal family soap opera, unable to make a move without inviting disapproval or “wounding” someone? Have you ever thought you escaped your past, only to find yourself caught in dramas with spouses, children, friends, or coworkers? Expressing…

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