Romantic Relationships ... Tomorrow's Heartbreak?
Romantic Relationships of the "happily ever after" variety seem to be on an emotional treadmill these days.
"One of the top reasons that marriages end is because people don’t make their relationship enough of a priority," writes Rhonda Rabow, M.A., a Montreal - based Marriage and Family Counselor, in her new ebook, Discover the 3 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After.
"They don’t spend enough quality time together. They forget how to have fun, how to enjoy and appreciate each other. They start taking each other for granted.
"It’s not how often you argue that determines the happiness in a relationship; it is how you argue.
"How you handle conflict and express yourself and your needs, how you communicate and solve problems, and how willing you are to 'let it go and move on.'
"Like a garden, love has to be tended. Once we neglect our love with our self, our partner and others, it starts to sprout weeds.
"Eventually the weeds will overwhelm the flowers and choke off their growth. Nurturing requires a conscious effort."
Writes Rabow: "Love isn’t about how many times you say 'I love you' after you’ve finished yelling or hurting each other. It is about acting in loving ways… appreciating and cherishing your partner. It is about focusing on their positive aspects. And that’s what my '3 Secrets' are all about."
Enjoy an excerpt of
Discover the 3 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After
Rhonda Rabow lives and works in Montreal, Canada. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Certificate in Intervention in Conjugal Violence, a Diploma in Family Life Education, and recently completed both the individual and couple therapy sessions offered through Imago Relationship Therapy Program.
Mrs. Rabow has worked for many years in social service organizations as well as employee assistant programs. She has spent over 25 years empowering individuals, couples and families through one-on-one counseling; facilitating support groups; teaching self-improvement courses; and delivering live presentations and radio interviews.
She is a member of the OACCPP Psychotherapist association in Ontario and is also a member of A.N.N. Naturopath association in Quebec. In her private practice, Mrs. Rabow consults with her clients in person and also by phone.
Mrs. Rabow was awarded the Shepell.fgi quarterly Gold Star Excellence Award in May 2009 in recognition of her important contribution to their network of counselling services.
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