Better Together: Find Beauty, Practice Gratitude, Be Consistent.

Welcome to Better Together. The only newsletter focused on showing you how amazing your marriage can be, and not afraid to tell you what it really takes to get there. Each week we give you a brief glimpse into our lives and three potentially life-changing ideas to help you become a better partner. We hope that you will find this newsletter inspirational and practical.

We believe that “close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.” [1] We believe that by strengthening marriages, and families, we can improve the world at large.

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1. the Grant Study, a 75-year-long Harvard research project on human development

From Our Lives

This was a busy week. And it was a lot of fun.

We spent a day in Rainier National Park. We drove around the park. Did a little hiking with the children. Saw mountains, glaciers, flowers, and giant trees. Had a fun little family picnic. It was a beautiful day!

We spent a day on an island beach. We paddled to the island on our paddleboards, kids on board. We played in the sand. We played in the ocean. Another beautiful day!

We spent a day shopping. We found Kelli new shirts for the fall. Clothes that she loves. Clothes that look beautiful. Clothes that help her feel beautiful.

We spent the week just enjoying life.

This week wasn’t expensive. It was just fun.

This week we wanted to find beauty in our lives and in the world around us.

You can find the beauty that surrounds you, you just need to look.

What We Have Been Reading

“Don’t feel qualified? Nobody does.You can only be qualified to do that which you have already accomplished or trained for. Anything new is accomplished by unqualified people.”

James Clear

“Writing every day and committing to a regular publishing schedule forces you to push yourself to transcend the hurdles of self-doubt. Consistency comes before choice. You can do whatever you want once you fall in love with the habit. The luxury of only writing when you feel like it is something you have to earn.”

— David Perell

“Practicing gratitude is a good way to learn the ways of the optimist. Gratitude appears to function as a “booster shot” for romantic relationships, according to a study published in Personal Relationships in 2010. When partners felt more gratitude toward their partners, they felt better about their relationships and more connected to their partners, not only on that day but the following day as well.”

Virginia Pelley

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Written and published by Nathan & Kelli.

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The purpose of “The Couple Project” is to learn more about what makes a strong marriage or relationship. We share what we are learning, which ideas we are trying, and which ideas helped improve our relationship. We realize not everything that works for us will work for you, but we still hope you will find our journey valuable.

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