Practice Adult Coping Mechanisms
Describe what makes your partner valuable to you:
Describe why your connection to your partner is important to you:
Describe a time you blamed, denied, or avoided.
When the same issue or conditions occur in the future, I will:
Ask myself: “What can I do to make this a little better?”
Remind myself: “My partner is valuable because…”
Feel that: Connection to my partner is important to me because…”
Commit to: solving this problem in a way that works for both of us – because I want to protect the wellbeing of those I love.
TIP – Think, Imagine, Practice
Think of what you will do the next time to improve, appreciate, connect, or protect.
Imagine yourself doing what will improve, appreciate, connect, or protect.
Practice doing what will improve, appreciate, connect, or protect.