Sometimes we make plans in our relationships. We may even make plans together. And then at some other points in time we may notice that we have forgotten what we had planned, on our own or together. Or perhaps we purposefully threw some older plans out the window, sensing that we no longer needed or liked how those particular plans were written. Sometimes the world gives us plans and we consciously or unconsciously adopt someone else's plan, a plan that was never really ours, only to discover later that we just don't want the world's plan. There may be all kinds of reasons that we decide to throw away instructions for our relationships that we either didn't or did coauthor. And when we get rid of one set of plans, we may find ourselves faced with a real need to develop new plans, written with ideas and parameters that can address both where we are now, as well as the direction for which we are newly setting our course. Yet in these moments, the whole concept of planning may be icky and activating, particularly if past plans caused us hurt and pain. What's one way that you make relationship plans that work well for you?
[image description: Two hearts stand looking at a rocket ship that is sitting on a flimsy platform. The rocket is labeled and named, "RelationSHIP." At the sides of the rocket are arrows pointing to the "jets." There is one window at the center. The first heart says, "And what did you do with the instruction manual?" The second heart, who is scratching its head and holding a hammer, answers, "Trashed it."]
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