As a couple, you need to audit your relationship on a yearly basis to check that you are still on the same page, and clear out any misunderstanding about your goals.
As we welcome the new year, it is important to hold honest and constructive conversations that nurture and build your relationship. Maintaining a healthy and happy union requires constant attention to avoid behavioural patterns that can lead to a communication breakdown, and cause damage. In a committed relationship, you and your partner are essentially on the same boat – when it sinks, it does not only sink on one side.
Zodwa* and Muzi* are a middle class couple in their early 30s, and have been together for over four years. They have plans of getting married and starting a family. Although they love each other, they are battling to find ways to deal with their differences. Last year, their relationship was tested through their finances, career choices, family and travel. After much deliberation and fears of losing what they have, they agreed to seek guidance from Zibu Mthiyane, a relationship expert, on how to audit their relationship.
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