One way we have sought to remain friends, as well as, keep our marriage relationship intimate is to periodically have ‘Check Points’. This is when we share offences that have occurred and seek to reconcile our differences. These ‘Check Points’ happen as often and sporadically as necessary to keep us harmoniously connected. They are tough encounters, especially when we each believe that our behavior is acceptable. For the good of our relationship, however, and respect for the other’s concerns, we adjust and try to accommodate the other person.
‘Check Points’ don’t only apply to marriage. We believe they are necessary for any relationship where the people involved are continually growing. Every now and then, it’s important to regroup. To find out where each person is in the relationship and how their dreams, aspirations and expectations are changing.
Make time for ‘Check Points’ in your relatonships. See if there are any adjustments that need to be made to assure that you continue to grow together and not apart.