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Important Notice: This presentation is  not intended for individuals who have experienced a serious offense, such as infidelity or domestic violence. These behaviors should be addressed with a couple therapist.

Radical Acceptance

Learn how to accept things how they are and release the "shoulds" of your relationship! Increase your awareness of unsolvable vs. solvable problems. 

This activity is for couples who want to let go of "what should be" in their relationship and accept how things are at the present time. This involves accepting the present without fighting or attempting to change the circumstances. For example, have you ever used statements such as "I wish my partner was more understanding"? Have you struggled and argued over the same topics consistently in your relationship? This activity will encourage a new perspective of your relationship, yourself, and your partner.  

 

To participate in this module complete the following activities:

1)    Read our blog on this topic at the link provided here: Click here

2)    Take a pre-test below on Radical Acceptance within your relationship and write down your scores.

3)    Watch the 5 minute video below on Radical Acceptance (together if possible)

4)    Download and Complete the worksheet on Radical Acceptance in your relationship with your partner

5)   Once you’ve completed the previous activities, retake the self-test on Radical Acceptance, discuss what might improve your relationship with your partner, and compare your post-test results with the pre-test.

Step 2:  Take the pre-test.  Scroll down to take a self-test on Radical Acceptance in your relationship  (if you aren't working with a Hope consultant then type in "self directed" as the name of your consultant)

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Step 3:  Watch this brief presentation.  This presentation can be watched separately or together to learn more about Radical Acceptance.


Step 4:  Download to complete the Radical Acceptance worksheet together as a couple:

While filling this worksheet out, be sure to examine and concentrate on how your own unaccepted realities or ‘shoulds’ contribute to your relationship. Write in your answers in the blanks provided. 

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Step 5:  After completing the information Radical Acceptance worksheet together, scroll down and take the short self-test again and see if your answers changed.  
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If faith is important to the two of you, then consider how God radically accepts and loves us. What happens when the two of you act towards each other out of that knowledge? What aspects about you as individuals does God accept without judgment?

When doing this module, you both will be examining behaviors or situations that you are refusing to accept. Here are some tips:

1.  Encourage your partner. This is difficult. It is hard to let go of hurts as well as unrealistic wishes.

2.  Work separately. It is important for each individual to examine their own behaviors.

3.  Focus on how to move forward. Take this as an opportunity to see what holding your relationship back.

4.  Realize it takes time. This is a mental practice that will require effort and time. There will be days of success and days where more struggling occurs but do not give up!

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