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Guidelines for Making Successful Resolutions

These Guidelines Work for Couple Resolutions and Personal Resolutions


Before making any resolutions, either personal or as a couple, consider using these guidelines so that you are successful this year.

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  • Pick only one or two resolutions.
  • Make sure that your resolutions are achievable.
  • Your resolutions should not depend on anyone else or on the two of you receiving a financial windfall, etc.
  • Make the time frame for your resolution a short one. Three weeks to a month is plenty long.
  • Share your plans with someone else for encouragement, support, and challenge.
  • Reward yourselves when you are successful.
  • Re-evaluate at the end of the time period. Decide if you want to continue the resolution or look for a new one.

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