107: 3 Small Questions to Get Big Results in Your Relationship

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By Brian Mayer, The Remarried Life with Brian Mayer. Remarriage, and Blended Families. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Brian Mayer talks about the little things in your remarriage and in your life that can get big results. Big things in life often come from small beginnings. Hurricanes start small and grow, pennies can turn into millions of dollars with time and proper investing, small runs can turn into marathons. Just like these things it is the small things in your relationship that can turn into the big things. We will talk about 3 little questions you can ask each other on a daily basis to feel more connected over time. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

Today's Goodies

  • You probably know this, but it’s the little things that can turn into big things. We often think that if something isn’t big to start with then it isn’t worth doing. Kind of like this podcast, we are now on episode #107 with a great Facebook community and lots of awesome things that people are telling me that result from this podcast, that I never thought were possible at episode #1.
  • In the Western Hemisphere, Hurricanes start from gentle breezes across the Saharan desert in Africa. And they can develop into monstrous storms that are large, have great winds and rain associated with them. The largest hurricane even recorded was Typhoon Tip in 1961 that grew to almost 1400 miles in diameter. Think about the U.S. – From Richmond, VA to San Francisco is about 2900 miles. So this typhoon or hurricane was about half the size of the U.S.
  • At some point I invested my first dollar into my retirement account about 25 years ago. Today it looks like I am on track to be able to retire with hopefully lots of life left. However, if I took the stance that the pain of investing then was not worth it and that I would rather enjoy things now instead of later then I would not be in the position I am in. Side note if you are not investing in your retirement, do a little now. Every bit counts.
  • How about did you know that the average honeybee produces about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. That doesn’t sound like a lot and to us it might not be but to that bee at the end of its life that is a lot of honey. Also think about going to your local grocery store and seeing all those jars of honey and how many bees it took. They are all doing the little things to create something big.
  • The same can be said of your relationship. Sure your past relationships did not work out and yes maybe some big things happened like an affair or verbal abuse on your part or toward you. But usually these things start from something small. As I always say of course the person doing this actions is responsible for their behaviors, but maybe things started small into simply not being heard and understood and maybe one or both of you worked too much and had no life balance. Whatever the reason for the divorce it probably started as something small.
  • That is why in your current relationship you should focus on the small stuff. Remember that popular book called, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff?” Well in this case I would encourage to yes please sweat some of this by putting in an effort when it comes to the small things.
  • Today my focus on the small stuff centers around 3 small questions when done regularly (hopefully every day) will get you some big results down the road. So lets talk about those questions
  • 3 Big Questions to Ask Each Other Everyday (Make sure to focus on the things that happened that will have an impact on your relationship).
    • What did We Do Well Today?
    • What Could We Have Done Better Today?
    • What is One Thing I do not know about you?
  • These seem simple and they are. If you ask them once or twice that can feel good and be a fun exercise but if you ask them over and over again you will hopefully start to see more change and connection happening in your relationship.
  • The final question to ask yourselves though before you begin is “When should we ask each other these questions?” This is of course up to you. By their nature they probably should be asked at the end of the day or you could ask them in them morning as they pertain to the prior day, but do what you think will work for each of you and create the best chance for a habit.

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As always remember that marriage is not something you have, it is something you do. Talk to you next week unless you are binge listening in the future in which case I will talk to you in about a minute! Take care.

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