What You Will Learn in Each Lesson
Recognizing That the Past Is Present
In the first lesson of the course you will learn how to let go of negative impacts from childhood on your adult life so your relationships can be healthier. You will also learn how to locate and cherish the positive results and the gifts that have come to you from your past.
Finding a Suitable Partner
In Lesson 2 you will explore how to recognize and attract adult love. You will learn about the characteristics of a suitable candidate for an adult relationship. You will also examine the roles that trust, lovingkindness, and integrity play in adult relationships.
Embracing the Stages of Relationships
The third lesson of the course looks at the three major phases of relationships: romance, conflict, and commitment. Relationships aren’t meant to stay in the romance phase. This lesson will help you understand how relationships can evolve through these three phases to reach their full potential.
Dealing with Conflicts
Conflict is one of the three major phases in a relationship. In this lesson you will explore some of the dynamics that can rest at the heart of relationship conflicts. You will learn how to distinguish healthy conflict from stressful drama. You will also learn practices for successfully navigating conflict and showing love in a relationship.
Navigating Fears of Intimacy and Commitment
Learning to navigate fears within a relationship is a normal—and necessary—part of mindful loving. In this lesson you’ll examine the central fears in a relationship: abandonment and engulfment. You’ll also examine jealousy, infidelity, and disillusionment in the context of navigating fear, and you’ll learn practices for dealing with fears.
Handling Endings, Deepening Commitment
In this lesson you’ll explore how to handle the end of a relationship. You’ll also learn how to deepen your commitment in an ongoing relationship for the benefit of your relationship and the entire world.