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.
I think we have gotten away from what is real love. Social media, tv, reality shows, movies, and unrelenting unrealistic pictures of what a relationship looks like vs. what a relationship is are placed in front of us on a daily basis.
Yet, the numbers tell a different story. Almost, half of marriages end in divorce. We see couples in our personal and the entertainment realm who we thought had it together end their marriages or relationships consistently.
What's missing? What has changed in relationships in the past 20 years? More importantly are we missing the boat on the foundation of how a strong relationship is really built?
I think so. Often, it is easy to get caught up in the comparison game. We compare our relationships with others and try to replicate what we see. The problem is what works for one couple may not work for you. This is when it gets tricky.
If you dig into your reality, some amazing things happen when you shape the relationship you really want. It's out there. But, you have to be willing to put in the work.
Would love to hear from you as to what has helped you to cultivate a strong relationship. Please share.
Love You and He Will Too: A Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships
There is tremendous social pressure to present yourself at your best at all times to capture the ideal love. This has created an atmosphere in which you must constantly look to up your game, get the best person possible, consider all of your options, and keep up with the latest in relationship advice. All this does is lead you away from the basics of getting the relationship you want. This may lead you to look for unrealistic relationships, sometimes causing you to get involved in unhealthy relationships, and possibly to settle for situations in which you are not truly happy.