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TM Benefit 4
Loving Relationships

Question-Week ending Sunday 04/13/03:
Regardless of your current circumstances, please describe how you VALUE loving relationships in your life. Please read our Poll Commentary before taking this poll.

Pre-Poll Commentary:

Being involved in Loving Relationships in modern society is becoming as tough as trying to catch a fish with your bare hands. Like that fish, loving relationships seem to slip away from our grip. In too many cases, one's time is devoted to so many other activities that just seem to be more important. Divorce rates over the last three decades are up significantly and "truly loving relationships" seem to be getting rare. So what's going on?

When you speak to people today, everyone seems to want a loving relationship in their life. When you are dating, you do all you can be attractive, fun loving and interesting. You go out to nice places and are on your best behavior. Then after a while, whether married or not, the excitement sort of dwindles down. Less fun time is spent together and the love in a relationship dwindles as well. The question is, does it have to be this way?

I say a resounding NO. Of course there will always be differences of opinions in relationships. But the "love part" of the relationship must be nourished and fed like a flower or plant. Time must be planned and invested doing things together and enjoying each other's company. Life can't be all work and family responsibilities 24/7.

One of the greatest benefits of good time management is planning specific time each week to nurture a loving relationship. If you are truly a human being, you probably want to love and be loved. We have taken a poll in the past titled FOCUSING TIME WITH A LOVED ONE. You may want to review the results now.

In this week's poll, regardless of your current circumstances, please describe how you VALUE loving relationships in your life. This poll will end on Sunday 04/13/03, when the results will be displayed.


Results:
1. 41% described Loving Relationship as being 2nd to oxygen
2. 36% described Loving Relationship as being 2nd to career
3. 12% described Loving Relationship as being 2nd to money
4. 09% described Loving Relationship as 3rd to career & money
5. 01% described Loving Relationship as just being convenient
6. 01% described Loving Relationship as not really important

Post-Poll Commentary:
Based on our poll results, 41% and considerably less than half of our respondents, described a Loving Relationship as a top priority. I contend that poor time management is a contributing factor to this fact.

A Loving Relationship can be viewed as an impossible dream for many people who are totally devoted to their careers. I am not saying these career people are wrong in their thinking. Everyone is different and their values are neither right nor wrong, but are instead their own individual values.

However, my contention remains that if you are seeking a great relationship with a significant other, you must PLAN TIME to NURTURE that relationship. Weekends away, mini-vacations, movie and dinner or any type of activity you can do TOGETHER. Not just when you are dating, but after being together for 20, 30 or 50 years. Relationships need to stay as fresh as baked bread out of the oven. Aromaticaly pleasant and enjoyable. Setting aside quality time together will pay huge dividends for life. I am speaking from first hand experience and not presenting theories from a textbook. It's never to late in life to turn a new leaf and plan time with your loved one, then enjoying the benefits of your excellent time management.


Master Archives of Polls

Dozen Daily Discipline Poll Topics
Dozen Daily Disciplines Introduction
1-Eating Healthy | 2-Daily Vitamin Supplements | 3-Working Effectively
4-Focused Time with Loved One | 5-Focused Time with Family | 6-Daily Exercise
7-Daily Reading For Education | 8-Daily Audio Learning | 9-Daily Financial Management
10-Sharing With Others | 11-Time for Spirituality | 12-Healthy Sleep Habits

Goal Planning System Topics
Goal Planning System Introduction
Step 1-Belief, Desire | Step 2-Writing Down Goals | Step 3-Benefits & Analysis Step 4-Listing Obstacles | Step 5-Listing Resources | Step 6-Write out a Detailed Plan
Step 7-Execute Passionately & Keep Score

Time Management Series Topics
Introduction
Strategy and Benefits | TM Benefit 1 Peace of Mind
TM Benefit 2 Self Knowledge | TM Benefit 3 Health & Energy
TM Benefit 4 Loving Relationships | TM Benefit 5 Financial Rewards
TM Benefit 6 Achieving Worthy Goals | TM Benefit 7 Total Personal Fulfillment

Personal Development Opportunities Topics
PDO's Introduction
PDO's Ages 7 to 12 | PDO's Ages 13 to 19 | PDO's Ages 20 to 29
PDO's Ages 30 to 39 | PDO's Ages 40 to 49 | PDO's Ages 50 to 59
PDO's Ages 60 - Over, Plus Summary

Personal Value In The Marketplace (PVIM) Topics
PVIM Introduction
PVIM Evaluation | PVIM Increasing Your Value | PVIM Preparing And Planing Early
PVIM Start Improving Your Market Value Today!

The Qualities Of Leadership Topics
Introduction
Honesty | Energy & Passion | Great Listeners | Being Decisive
Being Realistic | Great Communicator | Being Patient | Being Persistent
Being Flexible | Being Persuasive | Being Competent | Being Responsible
Sense of Humor | Great Role Model | Being Creative | Being Compassionate
Being Resourceful | Being Diplomatic | Forgiving | Willing To Take Risks

Positive Moods And Emotions Topics
Introduction
Acceptance | Affection | Ambition | Anticipation | Attentive | Calmness
Caring | Confidence | Courage | Curiosity | Desire | Determination | Eagerness
Empathy | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Generosity | Gratitude | Happiness
Independence | Joy | Kindness | Love | Loyalty | Patience | Pride | Relaxation
Respect | Satisfaction | Trust

Other Poll Topics Discussed
Poll Index
Aerobic Exercise | Audio Learning | Beaches | Concerts | Cruise Ships
Financial Management | Football Passion | Internet Time | Magazine Reading
Movie Rentals | Music Listening | Nurturing Relationships | Pet Ownership
Photography | Pro Sports | Restaurants | Strength Exercise | Stretching Routine
Theatre | TV Time | Weekend Away


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