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Would your RELATIONSHIP pass an AUDIT?

‘Don’t ignore the warning signs – that can lead to big trouble. Instead, take a long, hard look at your partnership and focus on your particular concerns’

Of course you love each other and life together is good. Yes, there may be some dissatisfaction, disappointment, or doubt from time to time. But all couples face that, so surely you shouldn’t take it too seriously?

I disagree. As a relationship coach, I see many couples who hesitated to take a long, hard look at their partnership, and slid from mild dissatisfaction to serious disillusionment. On average, couples wait six years from the first hint of a problem before attempting to resolve it. By then, it’s often too late.

That is why I’m a fan of the relationship audit, which means regularly reviewing how you’re thriving together, acknowledging your concerns, and finding ways to make sure your love is on track.


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