Love Uninterrupted Day 3 – Thou Shalt Come From Good Stock

Love Uninterrupted Day 3 Family

When dating someone who’s different from you, take mental notes on what you’re comfortable with especially when it relates to culture and religion.You may be open to dating someone who comes from a different upbringing as you, but are you comfortable with a long term relationship when there’s such a difference?

Questions you may want to answer for yourself before asking your date:

  • Do I want kids? If so how many?
  • How close am I with my family?
  • Do I want him/her to have the same bond with their family?
  • How involved is your family in your life?
  • How involved do you want his/her to be?

Changes in family values and/or upbringing can spell heartbreak if not agreed upon early. Interfaith relationships can work when you both agree to compromise. How much are you willing to compromise?

If you’re a devout Catholic, can you build a family with an atheist? It’s definitely doable, but the real question is “do you want to?”

Today's Assignment: Take a few minutes to answer the following and reflect on your answers to these questions:

  • How important is it for you to always be right?
  • When you think of the word “family” what comes to mind?
  • How important is it for you to have children?
  • How important is religion for you, if at all? Are you comfortable with inter-faith relationships?

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Love Uninterrupted Day 1 – Thou Shalt Be Loyal or Else

Love Uninterrupted Day 1 Loyalty

Loyalty: expressing devoted attachment towards someone, or something.

This is one of the cornerstones of most relationships. Loyalty is expressed with action.

  • Does he/she turn off Call of Duty when you walk through the door?
  • Does he/she call you back in a timely manner or do you have to wait hours for them to respond with a “k” to your 140 character message?

Loyalty is one of the easiest things to gauge because you’re measuring action. You’re looking at how they prioritize you in their life. The best way to understand loyalty is to look at your own attachments.

What are you loyal to?

  • Mani/Pedi’s?
  • Cappuccinos?
  • Monthly brunches with the girls?

When you’re able to prioritize the loyalties you have for yourself, it becomes easier to understand and accept the loyalties of others. It also helps put your relationship into perspective.

If your significant other ranks #25 on your list of priorities, then is it realistic to expect him/her to place you in their top 5?

Today's Assignment: Take a few minutes to answer the following and reflect on your answers to these questions:

  • What does loyalty mean to me? Is there a difference between emotional and physical loyalty?
  • Why am I loyal? What keeps me from wanting to break someone’s trust?
  • What does the gray area of my loyalty consist of? Cheating? Sexting? Flirting?
  • What are the deal breakers in my relationship? Lying? Infidelity?

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