When we went to our celebrant, we were given a DVD about Building Strong Relationships, which is provided by Relationships Australia, given out to all couples applying for civil ceremony.
The Mister wasn't interested in watching the DVD let alone doing any marriage preparation courses, but I thought it would be a really good idea and figured if we got something out of the DVD he would be more open to attending one of the courses.
We got into a small argument about it (ha!) but did end up watching the DVD mainly because he could not resist my powers of reason: a relationship can never be too strong... It's better to tackle small issues before they become a big issues.. the ability to constructively deal with conflict is a gift for life... If you love me you will watch it.
Lu Flux via Frankie Magazine
Well. I should have saved the emotional blackmail for something else. (like getting him to agree to an engagement shoot)
I'm not sure if we received a pirate copy or maybe something is wrong with our DVD player.. but it seems like there was a big section missing..? Like the bit on how to identify potential issues in your relationship. And the bit where they explain how to resolve conflict constructively?
Has anyone else seen this DVD? It went for about 12 minutes?? There was a couple of bad actors on the lounge having a really lame disagreement infront of their tv, followed by a few different scenarios showing how to fight better. Just as I was saying to the Mister 'dont worry I'm sure it will get better', it ended. I kept going back to the main menu thinking surely we've skipped a chapter or something-- but that appeared to be it.
Has anybody else seen this DVD, are we missing something..? I have heard really good things about the Relationships Australia marriage PREPARE courses so was quite disappointed by the dvd.