Difficulties in relationships don’t necessarily indicate there’s something wrong. All growth requires moving in and out of balance and harmony. In healthy couples, intimacy continues to deepen while autonomy expands. The key to keeping relationships evolving lies in maintaining a low tolerance for dissatisfaction, a high tolerance for honest self-expression and the willingness to process what comes up. Stuffed emotions don’t just dissolve and transform into peacefulness, they fester. Communicating your real feelings and listening to one another with a sincere desire to find mutually satisfying solutions not only builds trust and stability, it produces…

Happy people.

Jarl and Steve

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