Relationships are at the top of the list of things that people most value. Yet, millions of people are suffering in their relationships right now.
THAT'S QUITE LITERALLY...heartbreaking.
We aren't born knowing how to create and maintain successful relationships.
There's no reason you should already (and automatically) know how to create and manage a successful relationship just because you’re human!
To do anything well, it takes appropriate tools for the job and somewhere from a basic level (minimum) of knowledge and skill, to sometimes more extensive training, in order to create a successful result. You wouldn’t hire a computer programmer to do your heart surgery, or a plumber to do your car repairs, would you? It makes no sense.
Yet, as children, most of us weren’t taught adequate relationship skills (at school or home), and as a result we have little knowledge or understanding of what's required to create great, long term relationships.
This lack of basic and critical life education is one of society's biggest failures.
We spend large chunks of time on our childhood education, and large chunks of money on our adult education, learning processes that teach us nothing of relationship excellence or mastery. We wonder why we can’t succeed in friendships, business relations, and why we're unable to sustain a passionate, fulfilling relationship with a partner. And, having a partner we can count on, along with other great relationships is the #1 thing SO many human beings desire!
Mental health issues are on the rise. Our kids are becoming depressed at younger and younger ages. And according to mentalhealthamerica.net, "64.1% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment. 6 out of 10 young people who have depression and who are most at risk of suicidal thoughts, difficulty in school, and difficulty in relationships with others do not get the treatment needed to support them."
Which can hardly be surprising because they certainly don't get the needed education and support in advance of their personal and relational issues. Sadly, if they did, it could make a huge difference, both in their youth, and in their future health and happiness.
Domestic violence is on on the rise. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. (from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.) People everywhere are hurting inside, they are angry, they are unskilled with little to no appropriate life skills or tools, and many feel desperate.
In addition, the divorce rate is still high, possibly higher depending on where you live. And so called "gray divorce" (divorcing couples ages 50 +) is on the rise. Now people are alone in their old age like never before.
We're turning away from human beings, and turning more towards electronic devices. We're showing our kids how to be disconnected.
In our great world of technological advancement, we have a failure to connect, and it's affecting us all.
But we know what is possible. All this difficulty and despair is unnecessary.
Great relationships and lasting love are not just possible, but are predictable with certain things in place.
We CAN do better. (And when we know better, we do better.)
Creating our love life deliberately and consciously means we get more powerful outcomes. With a solid foundation, plus effective relationship toolsand skills, the chances of success go up exponentially. Our programs for The Thriving Couple combine cutting edge science, breakthrough support, and tried and tested relationship skills. The result is a solid foundation for your relationship.
We believe in lasting love. We're here to help you create a future you're excited about, and a present that feels good right now!