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Love Quiz: Do You and Your Partner Have Shared Goals?

When you share goals, you create new meaning for your relationship.

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Dr. John Gottman suggests that couples give purpose to their relationship through the use of rituals, roles, goals, and symbols. Altogether, these are known as creating shared meaning.

Creating shared meaning through goals is one of the most rewarding aspects of a relationship. What are your goals? What are your partner’s goals? Do you know? Talking about your deepest hopes and dreams will give you the opportunity to explore something together that can have a profound impact on yourself, your relationship, and much more.



 

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Kyle is a couples therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.  He loves nerding out on the science of relationships. When not highlighting research on a Sunday morning in his bathrobe, Kyle enjoys writing for his blog Kylebenson.net where he takes the research on successful relationships and transforms them into practical tools for romantic partners.

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