Reinventing Family by Fred Lowery





REINVENTING FAMILY
"I just don't understand"
Awareness of differences lessens the struggle
After years of frustration and dissapointment, passion is lost and a decision is made to give it up.
Create understanding of our differences that raises:
Self-Esteem
Personal dignity
Inspires mutual trust
Personal Responsibility
Increased cooperation
Greater love

e.g. Yes, Yes - this is me!
Need a plan to:
1.Reduce frustration and disappointment
2.Create increasing happiness and intimacy
Lack of understanding produces tension, resentment and conflict.
For men its the Act.
For women it is the atmosphere
How to put the magic back into your marriage.
Seven screts to keep magic in your marriage
He just doesn't get it.
Marriage gridlock 101
How to fix your woman and change your man.

NOTE:
NOT ONLY DO MEN AND WOMMEN COMMUNICATE DIFFERENTLY BUT THEY THINK, FEEL, PERCEIVE, REACT, RESPOND, LOVE, NEED, AND APPRECIATE DIFFERENTLY.
From different planets
Speak different languages
Need different nourishment

KEY:
Relax and cooperate with the difference instead of resisting or trying to change them. By validating and accepting our differences, crative solutions can be discovered plus mutual support and love.
NOTE:
I make generalizations. We are all unique individuals. Sometimes Role Reversal (e.g. Gary)
Problem: We desire them to "want what we want," "Feel what we feel" like what we like."
e.g. Look what I got you. You are going to love itl!
Problem: We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways - the ways we react and behave when we love someone.
Overview (Men from Mars, Women from Venus)
1.Men's and women's values are inherently differently

Two biggest mistakes:
(1)Men mistakenly offer solutions and invalidate feelings.
(2)Women offer unsolicited advice and direction

2.Men and women cope with stress in different ways
(1)Men pull away and silently think about what is botherin ...


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