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sept. 15 marriage tips

September 14, 2000

Tips for couples

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Set aside time each week to have fun together.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> As a couple, try something new, like a class or sport.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Talk to your spouse about long-term goals.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Listen to each other.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Pursue something that interests you, whether it is a career or hobby. Doing so restores vitality to individuals and relationships.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Help your partner love himself or herself so he or she can love you.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Extend your love as a couple to others.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Allow yourselves to grow in ways that complement each other.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Participate in a marital enrichment course.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Laugh at yourself.

- Sources: Wendy Levy, a pastoral counselor with Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Hagerstown; Louise Schultz, director of outpatient services for Cumberland Valley Mental Health Center in Chambersburg, Pa.; Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus of Mont Alto Family Practice in Waynesboro, Pa.; Bernard Guerney Jr., director of National Institute of Relationship Enhancement in Bethesda, Md.

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