Building a Partner Profile
How well do you know your partner? After taking Dr. Phil's "Partner Awareness Quiz," take a closer look at your relationship keeping in mind these two fundamental truths:
1) You cannot meet your partner's needs if you don't know what they are.
2) You cannot know what your partner's needs are if you don't know your partner.
For the complete partner profile, go to Chapter Six in Relationship Rescue. But here are just some of the questions Dr. Phil suggests you answer in order to reflect on who your partner is with a fresh eye and strengthen your connection. Don't enlist your partner's help, and have the courage to be honest in your answers.
To create a mini-profile of the relationship between your partner's parents, try to answer these questions.
Your Partner's Other Relationships
Your Partner's Attitude of Approach
Your Partner's Frustration Set
Success, Failure and Loss
Occupational and Financial Concerns
Mind and Body Issues
Principles and Priorities
For more about identifying your partner's emotional, physical, spiritual, social and security needs — and specific steps you can take to meet those needs — take a look at the full profile in Relationship Rescue.