How Can You Have a Healthy Relationship?
Dating does not have to be complicated and everyone is capable of having a healthy relationship. Healthy relationships are the gateway to helping us expand and grow. Everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship. But it takes commitment, understand, and effort.
What Does Elizabeth know about Dating/Relationships that I Don't?
Elizabeth has learned a lot about what works and doesn't work in relationships. She has watched as generations in her family have successfully created long-lasting marriages. She has listened to their golden nuggets about healthy relationships. She has been single, married, and a single parent. Often the go-to resource for family and friends as they navigated relationships, Elizabeth helped many individuals struggling with dating challenges before becoming a professional relationship coach.
Is This Just Another Self-Help Book with the Same Ole' Advice?
Nope. This book includes a condensed compilation of the research of top relationship experts, along with Elizabeth's practical interpretations. Using an easy to read format, Elizabeth offers handy advice applicable in any relationship. She prepares you for finding, recognizing, and nurturing the relationship that is right for you.
Elizabeth is a relationship coach. Her career evolved after years of studying relationship dynamics. Her philosophy is that relationships take focused effort. Finding the right person is one of the most important decisions in life and should be attended to with attention and care. In her coaching practice, Elizabeth helps her clients prepare for, find, and nurture healthy relationships. She lives in Chicago and is the author of The Relationship Investigator's Fast Guide to Successful Dating.
Let's face it - Relationships can be tough. When they are good, they are GREAT! But, when they are challenging, you just want to run and stick your head in a bag, box, closed space - literally or figuratively speaking. You get my gist!
And, if you are like me, we tend to see things in black and white in our relationships, not enough gray! This is what I mean, it's easier to justify leaving a relationship when there are hardcore dysfunctionalities to it i.e. abuse, alcoholism, unfit parent, etc.
It's much harder to figure out when to leave a relationship when things are gray i.e. "You're not happy." "You've grown apart." "You're not getting your sexual needs met." "You don't feel supported or as if your relationship is a partnership."
See, this is is when it gets tough. Being in a relationship is like being on a team. But, sometimes the hard part is you think you may be on the wrong team and you're not sure if you should see it through or not.
Love You and He Will Too: A Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships
When you are clashing with your significant other, going through a particularly difficult time, or not agreeing about anything, it can be tough to stay the course. During these times, it is so easy for you to think you want to leave the relationship. But you might want to make sure you are leaving because the situation is toxic or unhealthy, not because you hit a speed bump on your relationship course.