Whether you’re entering a new relationship or hoping to resurrect your existing — but flagging — relationship, the upheavals and changes of midlife can make anyone pretty apprehensive about what lies ahead. †Thatís particularly true for many of the 78 million baby boomers who face a long stretch of middle years with greater health, new desires for personal growth, but no so much certainty about what keeps a love relationship alive for the long run.
I think what helps support a long-term, positive relationship through midlife is not so much finding the right†techniques†– for good communication, compromise, and so forth.† We know how many of those are available in all the† self-help books crowding bookstore shelves. Instead, itís building your relationship’s†spiritual†core. By that I mean your sense of purpose and life goals as a couple; and dealing with how your values and ideals change and evolve over the years. The challenge is whether these and other spiritual dimensions remain in synch over your years together.
In this post I describe a path that can help build (or resuscitate) your relationship’s spiritual connection. Continue reading