Attention is the Currency of Relationship
OUR BIGGEST RELATIONSHIP WOWS OVER 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE – PART 11 OF 31
Most of us learned that grownups are supposed to be emotional islands, self-sufficient and independent. This strong belief has truncated a vital source of support that we all require lifelong as much as food and water—that’s ATTENTION. Grownups need attention as much as little kids, really. Research is clear, and you can check this out in the laboratory of your life. Attention is the water that’s feeds your relationship garden. Do an attention check today:
• Do you give and receive attention easily?
• Do you know the signals that your attention reservoir needs filling?
• Can you ask for attention in a friendly way that’s effective?
• What are your rules and beliefs about attention?—and would you be willing to update those to get current?
You can fuel your close relationship with generous and curious attention starting right now—your choice.
You can view the entire series here: Our Biggest Relationship Wows