You know all those ways that you’ve learned to cope over the years? The little things that you do that distract you from feeling uncomfortable, or bored, or stressed? While some coping strategies are positive for you, others rob you of the chance to actually either deal with what’s there, or to fully experience the moment – to be present. Developing your ability to be present, to dive into the moment without distracting yourself, is the key to keeping things connected and energized with your partner. Today you’re going to learn how to identify your coping strategies, decide whether they’re serving you or not, and how to transform your habits of distraction and coping into new, positive habits.
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