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21 Day Relationship Challenge – Day 21

Boot Camp Perfect Congratulations! You’ve come to the final day of the 21 Day Relationship Challenge. I hope you’ve found this Challenge to be useful—and also fun. Today’s resolution suggests “Boot Camp Perfect.” Which means that one week, you try to follow each and every resolution faithfully. Even if you fail (and I’ve never had one perfect day, myself), it’s …


21 Day Relationship Challenge – Day 20

Do Someone Else’s Task Today’s resolution suggests that you “Do someone else’s task.” Once in a while, just as a treat, it’s nice to take care of a chore that’s usually someone else’s problem. It’s a gesture that builds good will, and a good reminder of what tasks others do. If you tried this resolution, did it come naturally, or …


21 Day Relationship Challenge – Day 19

Beware of Unconscious Overclaiming Today’s resolution suggests that you “Beware of unconscious overclaiming.” It’s so easy to focus on everything we do, and overlook contributions made by other people. And that leads to anger and resentment—which aren’t good for relationships. Being aware of this tendency helps us to feel grateful to others. Did you identify any examples of your own …


21 Day Relationship Challenge – Day 18

Embrace Good Smells Today’s resolution suggests that you “Embrace good smells.” I’ve become obsessed with the sense f smell, generally—and especially the fragrances that I associate with the people I love. My husband’s shampoo, my daughter’s favorite perfume, the smell of my parents’ kitchen. Do you associate the people you love with particular smells? Does paying more attention to this …


21 Day Relationship Challenge – Day 17

Jump Today’s resolution suggests that you “Jump.” Sounds goofy, right? Well, it is a little goofy. But when you find yourself dragging and need to get a quick fix of energy and cheer—say, before going out to dinner with your sweetheart—just jump up and down a few times. Or do jumping jacks, run down the stairs, or do anything that …