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WisdomWednesday 28
Tip: Stay Curious
Want to know one of the fastest killers of a relationship?


We stop trying. We make assumptions about who our partner is, what they want and what they like.

Truth is, we are constantly growing and changing but we don't often keep our partners up to speed on those changes. You see, early in dating, we ask lots of questions, but then at some point, we stop asking. We stop being curious.

And then we get frustrated for not knowing important things about us.

Here's an example: 15 years ago, your favorite flavor of ice cream was chocolate, and over time it's changed to peanut butter and chocolate. Your partner comes and surprises you with a pint of chocolate chip, and you get pissed saying, "How do you not even know my favorite flavor of ice cream? Do you even love me?"

Okay, so maybe that was a slightly dramatic example, but it's still tugging at some heartstrings, am I right?

So, the antidote to disconnection and frustration: stay curious about who your partner is in the here and now. You'll learn so much and just watching the connection deepen.

Happy loving!
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Joree Rose, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #93545 and founder of the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center, in Northern California. She is the creator of the JOURNEY FORWARD WITH JOREE ROSE podcast, offers online courses in mindfulness and meditation, and leads retreats around the world. She also has two mindfulness books for kids published, speaks locally and nationally, as well as does corporate trainings in mindfulness. At the root of all her work, Joree guides her clients to JOURNEY FORWARD,  which means getting unstuck from what’s not working in your life (habits, patterns, outdated stories you are living by, relationships or jobs that are no longer serving you) and gaining the tools, shifting your mindset and integrating science-backed frameworks that will lead to lasting change towards your authentic happiness, peace and joy. A big piece of my work is my story –I have Journeyed Forward, and I am a living example of the tools I teach, so I know that not only do the tools that I teach work, but that change and growth is possible. Happiness is attainable!
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