Where are you coming from as a couple? Where are you heading together? The tandem metaphor used in the Happy Couples Roadmap, inspired by positive psychology tools and scientific research, captures the idea of travelling together and finding your balance by adjusting to each other. Being part of a couple is not static, its continuous dynamics require regular readapting. It is necessary to be active in your relationship and to communicate if you wish to maintain stability on the tandem and move in the same direction.
The Happy Couple Roadmap takes you on the journey to the past, through the present, before focusing on the future you wish to grow towards.
1. The past: Remember the best of your past, it is the foundation of your relationship’s history and – more often than not – generates satisfaction, fulfilment, pride, gratefulness and serenity.
2. The present: Welcome it and be active players in it. Do your best to cause joy, awe, calm, enthusiasm, pleasure, flow, etc.
3. The future: Dream it, build your relationship and let yourself be transported by optimism, hope, faith, trust, etc.