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DTR part 2 - new information

Part two is about sharing any information about what's going on for you. Keep each other up-to-date on what’s happening in your life, whether it’s something significant or relatively minor. Or it may be simply how you're feeling at the moment about the various things happening in your life.

Some sharing examples

  • “I got new prescription sunglasses yesterday and am so happy to be able to finally be able to see better when I’m driving during the day”

  • “I’m feeling really anxious at the moment about how little money we have coming in”

  • “I’ve been thinking about our future and I realise I would love to have a plan for what we’ll do when the children leave home“

  • “I read an interesting article in the newspaper this morning about...”

  • “I felt a bit dizzy during my walk yesterday and I’m thinking about making a doctor’s appointment,”

  • “Your sister called to say she she’ll arrive next Wednesday and can’t wait to see us"

  • "I'm not very happy in my job at the moment but I'm not really sure what to do about it"

Sharing the events of our lives, including allowing significant others to know what we’re thinking about and how we are feeling, is vital to the experience of bonding, a need we all have as humans. Too often couples and families can lose each other in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.

A reminder

New information is about sharing information about what's going on for yourself. It's not the place to give a complaint or ask a question. These will be provided for in the subsequent parts.

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