Free “Couples Retreat” DVD Valentines Giveaway

I have 5 Couples Retreat DVD movies to give away. All you have to do is be one of the first five commenters who answers the following question: What is your romantic relationship tip? It can be in the category of “the secret to my successful relationship” or in the loved and lost category: “I learned this the hard way and hindsight is 20/20″ .



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11 thoughts on “Free “Couples Retreat” DVD Valentines Giveaway”

  1. It’s a bit of advice that’s almost overdone, but it’s the one thing that’s been the most important thing for me to really learn: The only person I can change and the only person whose behavior I can control is ME. I can’t control what comes out of my spouse’s mouth, but I can control my response to it. I can’t control the things my spouse does that piss me off, but I can control my response to it. It took me a LONG long time to learn that taking responsibility for my own reaction was not the same as losing, giving up, or giving in. Instead it’s helped me to finally see and begin to change my role in the unhealthier parts of our relationship dance, which in turn has had a significantly positive impact on how we deal with problems that used to seem insurmountable.

  2. Be selfish! Not too much… but just a little more than sometimes you think you should. We have a busy life with two small kids, and both of us function so much better in our family, and as a couple, when we each get time to do things that make us feel good. So maybe it’s a yoga class, even though I miss bedtime with the kids, or maybe it’s a night out for him that means he misses supper with us. Regardless, I think it would be easy for both of us to say no to those things because we feel like we want to parent together and heck, just BE together, but when we keep our individual selves satisfied and fulfilled… we’re that much better as a couple.

  3. I don’t need a partner to make me happy or complete me, I find that joy first in myself and become more open to giving and receiving love from my partner.

  4. I’ll go with…the secret to my successful relationship is not to dwell on my spouse’s flaws, but to encourage him openly for the things that I absolutely adore.

  5. Get in the habit of complimenting your significant other. We all know how hectic life can get as a family, but I think taking the time to remind your loved one how great a person/parent/partner/spouse he or she is strengthens your bond, breeds confidence and reminds them that you value them. It has the added bonus of reminding you too, especially if it’s been one of those days where everything seems to be a struggle! And it’s good for the kids to hear too!

  6. This is from “Zero,” who received an error message when she tried to post a comment:

    My tip for a successful relationship is: to always learn and grow together. I have seen other relationships end, because one person remained stagnant and choose not to move forward with their significant other, who was learning and experiencing new things and thereby growing as an individual, but the relationship stopped growing and moving forward. During the summer of 2008, I watched my husband find a passion for exercise. He would share his new found knowledge with me and I decided, at the end of the summer, that I wanted to head down this healthier path with him. Together we share our passion for exercise, for healthier eating and for life; learning and growing together. And as an added benefit we can be role-models in successful relationships and healthy living for our daughter.

  7. Thanks for the DVD! Haven’t been to a movie in oh, 4 years or so… hubby and I enjoyed watching it.

    I know you always find such great products for the Strokes of Genius pages. Is there a way to send you something to consider? My husband and I just started making/selling wood puzzles and I think Mothering readers would like them :) Our most popular one has been this leaf puzzle:
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Spring =-.

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