Coupling Connection - Dr. Jenn Oikle
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Coupling Connection - Dr. Jenn OikleAt Coupling Connection, we believe that a number of factors are crucial for creating and maintaining the relationship of your dreams. If one or more of these factors is missing or not working properly, a relationship loses it’s sparkle over time. Fortunately, you have the power to influence each of these factors to keep your love alive.

In our fast-paced society, we’ve come to believe that love, like most other things, should come easily and require little effort or education. It seems that people believe that romantic partners are easily disposable and replaceable once the newness wears off. But, if you are reading this website, you are probably one of the lucky people who realize that a successful relationship doesn't just happen, it takes WORK. The proper knowledge, skills, and effort can transform your relationship from ordinary to Extraordinary!

Read on to discover some of the principles required for a healthy, satisfying relationship that lasts. Do you have the knowledge and skills to make these principles come alive in your relationship? If not, Coupling Connection can show you how!

  1. Knowledge about how your family history contributes to your current relationship style.
  2. Using that knowledge to pick the right partner, a healthy partner, for you.
  3. Good communication skills that include knowing how to really listen and how to talk so that yourpartner can listen.
  4. The ability to address underlying issues by stepping back from an interaction, remainingobjective, and acting, not REACTING.
  5. Willingness to take responsibility for your own contribution to difficulties and an ability to change your role in the interaction.
  6. Keeping romance and love alive by doing the little things that make your partner feel appreciated, loved, and adored.
  7. Finding ways to stay connected by spending time together, doing mutually enjoyable activities. This is especially true once children arrive!
  8. Knowing how to protect your marriage from infidelity, which can happen to even happy couples, when you do not heed the warning signs.
  9. Being willing to apologize and forgive.
  10. Commitment to the idea of commitment to get you through the times when you "don't feel like it."
  11. Understanding that lasting love is a choice and a behavior, not primarily a feeling. Feelings go up and down, but for love to last, youmust consistently choose to behave in loving ways that nourish your relationship.