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10 Signs of a Conscious Marriage

10 Signs of a Conscious Marriage

A conscious marriage is a marriage that fosters maximum psychological and spiritual growth; itís a marriage created by becoming conscious and cooperating with the fundamental drives of the unconscious mind: to be safe, to be healed, and to be whole.

What are some of the differences when you become conscious? The following list highlights some of the essential differences in attitude and behavior:

1. You realize that your love relationship has a hidden purposeóthe healing of childhood wounds.

2. You create a more accurate image of your partner.

3. You take responsibility for communicating your needs and desires to your partner.

4. You become more intentional in your interactions.

5. You learn to value your partnerís needs and wishes as highly as you value your own.

6. You embrace the dark side of your personality.

7. You learn new techniques to satisfy your basic needs and desires.

8. You search within yourself for the strengths and abilities you are lacking.

9. You become more aware of your drive to be loving and whole and united with the universe.

10. You accept the difficulty of creating a good marriage.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, PH.D. (c) reprint edition 2001 by Harville Hendrix (Owl Books).
Adapted from Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples, by Harville Hendrix (Owl Books reprint edition 2001). Experience Harville Hendrix at Omega Institute 9/30-10/2. (

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10:14AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing good article

6:16AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

After 52 years couldn't agree more

10:22AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013


4:39AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Interesting! thanks!

7:06PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

interesting, thanks.

2:58AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Consciously being beaten?!

5:53PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Good article!

2:03PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thank you :)

4:21AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Interesting points. Thanks for sharing.

2:42AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

In theory, a successful relationship nurtures both

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