Keeping love alive

Loving is only one part of a parent’s job. Nurturing, teaching, coaching  your child to move safely into the real world are the harder tasks.

Raise your children so the rest of the world can stand them.

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Apply the Five to One Rule as you teach and journey with your children and work to make them fit to live in the real world.  Don’t know about this rule.  It is  the Golden Rule of happy relationships.

Who says so?   John Gottman, relationship expert,  and his colleagues. Their research  found  that couples who maintained a ratio of five positive moments for  each negative moment had relationships that lasted. Marriages that fall below a one to one ratio failed.

It did not matter if the couple fought like cats and dogs never fought at all. As long as the ratio of good to bad was at five to one or above the relationship lasted. Applies to all relationships.


Practicing the following Emotional Fitness Exercises are easy ways to create positive moments: Laugh and Play, Be With Beauty,Being Grateful, Indulging in Healthy Pleasures, Practicing Kindness, and Remembering What Matters.

If you are new to the idea of emotional fitness exercises, visit this blog page: Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises to get started  improving your emotional intelligence.

Thank you all for all you do to care and share with others. Doing a little matters a lot.


This blog post was inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt: That’s Amore   Think of your longest relationship: describe how your love has changed over time, did you go from the giddiness of infatuation, to mad passion, to deep respect, esteem, and friendship? Tell us about your love story.

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