Is there a corpse in your living room?

couple sitting on couch looking scared

Realtors and carpenters alike say that when a couple moves to a new house, they’ll see things that could use some fixing up.

The carpenters and realtors also say the couple has about six months to take action on the repairs. After that the repairs fade into oblivion even though they continue to get worse over time.

One realtor said to me, “There could be a corpse in the living room, but if they don’t get rid of it in six months they will just keep stepping over it.”

Humans have a natural ability to adjust to some pretty bad situations.

What's the lesson for the first six months of marriage, or for the first few months after a big change in your relationship?

One partner in the couple will notice something in the relationship that feels off kilter. But in an attempt to avoid rocking the boat and be a good sport, nothing is said.

After a while one or the other partner – or maybe both –  just keeps stepping over the body.

It is better to do something about the body before the nasty effects build up (no need to elaborate).

In fact, here's a guide that gives you a way to have a stress-free conversation with your partner about any topic.

Get it here now before things really stink.

You get a great resource for good discussions on twitchy topics and you overcome the normal human tendency to procrastinate on things that are good for us. And you dispose of that body.

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Peter Pearson, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Pearson, Ph.D., Relationship & Teamwork Expert for Entrepreneur Couples Pete has been training and coaching couples to become a strong team since 1984 when he co-founded The Couples Institute with his psychologist wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader. Their popular book, “Tell Me No Lies,” is about being honest with compassion and growing stronger as a couple. Pete has been featured on over 50 radio and television programs including “The Today Show,” "Good Morning America,” and "CBS Early Morning News,” and quoted in major publications including “The New York Times,” “Oprah Magazine,” “Redbook,” “Cosmopolitan,” and “Business Insider.”

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