As you may know by now, I’m fascinated about what makes good relationships, not just personally but professionally, since I like to write about how people overcome obstacles in their relationships.
I ran across an article recently that added to my wisdom, and I wanted to share it with you. Happy Couples Focus On Each Other’s Strengths follows a study that shows when couples support each other’s three strongest characteristics — instead of harping on their weaknesses — their relationship in terms of emotional intimacy and sexual satisfaction improves significantly. That seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?
I like to think of these strengths as superpowers — maybe because it’s the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter. I believe we all have at least three superpowers, and it’s important to know what yours are and to make sure your significant other knows what they are as well — and that you know what your significant others is and will frequently compliment him/her on them. Happy Couples R Us, right?
I — like many others — am shy about touting my superpowers and all too willing to share my weaknesses. But I would like to change that by stating right here, right now that…
My three superpowers are:
Creativity — that’s why I enjoy writing so much.
Intelligence — I love to learn, which to me is a sign of intelligence.
Compassion — it breaks my heart to see others in pain.
So what are your three superpowers? And what are the three superpowers of your mate? Do you think this really makes for happy couples? Why not sit down and share your superpower with each other and see what happens?