Reach Those Relationship Goals Using Journals and Workbooks
We all love our partners; otherwise, you probably wouldn't be reading this blog! But that doesn’t mean that relationships are all plain sailing. Every couple has discrepancies, problems, miscommunications, whatever you want to call them - it's normal. But what separates the normal from the incredible is how we deal with our issues.
As any therapist will tell you, you get back what you put in when it comes to relationships. That said, no matter how long you’ve been together, everyone can use a helping hand now and then. Whether you already know of a few issues you need to work on, or you're just being proactive about ensuring your relationship is the best it can be, we’ve got 4 exceptional journals that will help you take your relationship to new heights.
Love More, Fight Less: Communication Skills Every Couple Needs: A Relationship Workbook for Couples
First up, we have the wonderful workbook ‘Love More, Fight Less’. It’s completely normal for any two (or more) people who spend a significant time together to disagree. You are not the same person, therefore, there will be differences. Disagreements are healthy, but learning how to navigate them can be somewhat tricky.
This workbook is all about learning how to communicate effectively. It explains the common issues regarding topics like intimacy, money, and jealousy and how to navigate those issues so they bring you closer rather than move you apart. The book is also filled with activities to help you build self-awareness, identify emotional reactivity, and eliminate judgment. If you want to truly learn how to work through your conflicts and strengthen your relationship, this is the book for you.
100 Things I Love About You: A Journal
The next book we have is entirely different from the first, but just as important nonetheless. Filling out this journal for your other half is a wonderful way to say ‘I love you'. It’s all very well saying those three words, but it’s the small details of why you love someone that really means a lot.
Each page in 100 Things I Love About You is an opportunity to show why you love them. The pages include prompts such as ‘Your strongest quirk that I love is…’, or ‘...always reminds me of our first date’. Anyone would love to receive a book of 100 reasons why they’re loved, but we’re sure that completing it yourself will be just as enjoyable as reading it.
Questions for Couples Journal: 400 Questions to Enjoy, Reflect, and Connect with Your Partner
The Questions for Couples Journal is all about creating conversations, spending quality time together, and putting that fun spark back into your relationship - which we can all agree is essential! Whether you’re still in the early days or you’re celebrating 20 years together, this book will undoubtedly give you insight into your other half as you learn more about the person you love.
The book includes 400 questions surrounding various topics such as 'memories', 'values and beliefs', and 'just for fun', with questions such as ‘What is the first trip you remember taking as a kid?’, and ‘describe your dream house. All questions are open-ended, leaving you room to discuss your memories and dreams for as long as you want. A lovely gift and a great way to spend time together.
The Couple's Activity Book: 70 Interactive Games to Strengthen Your Relationship
So, we’ve had the serious, the cute, and the chatty, and now we have the fun! The Couple’s Activity Book is an enjoyable and playful way to enhance your relationship, no matter how long you’ve been together. The book is packed with unique activities such as themed date nights and home spa days, as well as smaller games like word associations or bingo boards - there’s something for everyone.
If you’re often stuck for things to do with your partner, this book is perfect! It’s an easy way to add an element of fun to your relationship without each date being a huge activity or day out. We all have busy lives, but this activity book enables you to have fun with your partner without the stress of organizing your date nights. Win-win!
Whether you just pick one or take on all four, these books are a sure-fire way to strengthen your bond and build your relationship. Plus, as they’re all in a spiral-bound format, they're perfect for laying flat to share the pages, doodle pictures on, or scribble down your notes and answers. Enjoy!