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How to Invite Instead of Shove in Your Relationship
Episode 43rd November 2022 • Habits for Your Happily Ever After • Rebecca Mullen
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In this show we’ll discuss

  • How you might be shoving in your relationship without realizing it
  • You'll get a date night discussion prompt about what makes a good invitation

How often do you use the word “should” in your relationship?

Using the word “should” is a protective move. You’re trying to protect how vulnerable you feel. But your spouse experiences the word “should” as a shove, rather than as the invitation you’re intending.


Change one word and you’ll change your relationship.

 

The Habit for Your Happily Ever After

Change "should" to "would" to improve your relationship communication.

"Would you..." is an invitation. "You should..." is a shove. Use the "would you..." invitation in your relationship communication.

 

Date Night Discussion Prompt for Your Relationship

Talk about invitations you loved and hated.

  • What's the most memorable invitation you ever got?
  • Would you rather be formally invited or receive the go-with-the-flow "Hey, come along..." type invitation.
  • If you'd rather get a formal invite, what's an idea invitation look like to you?

Ex: I gave my husband the exact words that feel great to me when he wants me to do something with him: “Hey Wife, would you be my date …?”

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