Change Will Do You Good
Congratulations! You’ve decided to improve your relationship and there’s no better time to get started. You are probably feeling a conglomeration of emotions—excitement, expectation, eagerness, trepidation and more. These feelings are normal and, during this life change, there is no one “right” way to feel.
Relationship trouble of all sorts abounds. According to the Census Bureau, the ratio of marriage-to-divorce is two-to-one. A 2005 survey by The Conference Board reports that 50% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. For many, the employee-employer relationship is to blame. That same study determined that 40% of workers feel disconnected from their employers. It doesn’t take statistics to know improving familial relationships are among the most complicated.
As research has shown, happiness is linked to meaningful relationships. Happy people report good relationships with family, friends and coworkers. That shouldn’t be surprising. We are all striving for a well-balanced life, which requires the input, stimulation and support of others.
The first step is to decide to change your ailing relationship, and you’ve made it to this point.