Relationship Resolutions

by gloria on January 2, 2020

I hope that 2020 is off to a great start for you, your friends, and your family. The New Year is one of my favorite times of year because it is a time of new beginnings. Whether committing to healthier living or changing a bad habit, January is a great time in our lives for new and fresh starts.

We all live in relationship with one another. What a great time to assess your relationships. If you are married, this is a great time to think about your relationship with your spouse. If you are a parent, consider improving your relationship with your children. Perhaps a relationship with a friend needs some tender loving care.

I hope that these Relationship Resolutions will help you take stock and nurture and enhance all your relationships.

  • Talk to each other
    Check out assumptions. Commit to work on issues that create conflict.
  • Listen to your friends and family
    Listen deeply, honestly, and without judgment.
  • Tell the people whom you love what you need
    It is a myth that we can read the minds of our loved ones.
  • Forgive, forgive, forgive
    Let go of grudges and past hurts. Commit to stop hurting one another.
  • Say thank you and give compliments generously
    Do a favor for someone. Give and receive compliments graciously.
  • Lighten up, laugh, smile
    Don’t take life so seriously. Give grace to yourself and your relationships.
  • Do something special for no reason at all
    Send flowers, a card, pay for lunch, etc.
  • Develop rituals with friends and family
    Be intentional about celebrating rituals together.
  • Respect yourself and all your relationships
    Be kind in your dealings with each other.

Gloria Martin

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