Life has taught us that love does not only consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Gazing at one another can never be a bad thing. In fact, that is how relationships start isn’t it. It’s seeing that person across the room, standing in line, or being introduced by a trusted friend. You spend time with that person and you not only get to know them but also emotionally connect. You pondered not only can you provide for the other’s needs but if you can bring out their best. This “gazing” is the hub of the relationship. It helps protect, preserve, and strengthen the relationship as a whole as well as strengthen the individuals trust and integrity of the relationship. However, just as water becomes stagnate if it does not flow so does the relationship become stagnate if it does not flow. So here are a few questions I thought you might want to ask the individuals of your family to make sure that everyone is on the same path going in the same direction. Because the fact of the matter is that relationships ebb, plateau, and grow.
- What are your individual and family goals?
- What habits do you need to break?
- What hobbies and activities would you like to introduce to the family?
- How do you define quality time?
You know your family best so what are some “same direction” questions you can ask?