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If there is a specific problem or concern in relationship, you may want to start journaling there. You can also use a couple's journal to tell each other, daily, how much you love each other and why. You can journal your dreams and hopes for future, your children, each other, world. Or combine any of these ideas, along with your own ideas. You have a blank palette, so fill in space with what is most important for you and your relationship.
You can also add photos, poems, fortune cookie fortunes, even cutouts from magazines to your journal.
If you have lost an important relationship through death or some other change you can journal your thoughts and feelings to this person in same way. This can be a very powerful way to move through loss, touching those fears and feelings that are still within.
However you decide to use couple's journaling, be sure to journal love and joy, along with rest of your feelings. One tip - If you are taking time to write to one another, keep clear about what is a fact and what are your feelings.
You can also journal with friends and coworkers using same ideas.
Copyright 2003 Doreene Clement All Rights Reserved
Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information www.the5yearjournal.com 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved
Feel free to pass this along to your friends. If you want to see my column, About Journaling, every month, www.the5yearjournal.com