Having satisfying relationships is essential for your mental and physical well-being. In fact, having weaker social ties is associated with higher mortality rates from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other diseases! But improving your relationships is easier said than done, as cultivating healthy relationships often requires taking a close look at yourself, your partner, and the unique dynamic between you two.
In this 21-day relationship revitalization program, relationship scientist Dr. Liz Schoenfeld helps you bring the quality of your relationships to the next level and provides a holistic approach to establishing healthier relationships. It includes daily audio that will introduce you to cutting-edge research on a range of relationship themes, including positive communication techniques, the interplay of trust and vulnerability, the role of mindfulness in relationships, and the importance of engaging in new and exciting activities with your partner.
Each day offers at least two activities designed to help you better connect with others, but which are open-ended enough that they can be applied to practically any relationship at any stage of development. The program is divided into three sections, each consisting of seven days:
The first week focuses on completely you. Because you make up half of your relationships (with your relationship partner comprising the other half), it’s important that you feel comfortable with yourself in order to navigate your relationships most effectively. Topics include self-exploration, positive thinking, and self-acceptance.
The second week helps you identify and develop healthy communication strategies. You are encouraged to apply these skills to any relationship in your life in order to help you become more confident using these techniques. Subjects include self-disclosure, body language, and communication patterns that you should embrace...or avoid.
The final week builds on the skills you learned during the first two weeks of the program and helps you apply them to a specific relationship of your choice.