Couples As a Team: Questions to Discuss with Your Partner

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These questions pull for your values, interests, challenges and perhaps priorities… all things to explore with each other as you contemplate working as a team.

Discuss these questions when you are relaxed and have ample time, perhaps over a nice dinner.

1.   What gives me energy in life? (People, places, things, activities)
2.   What sucks energy out of me? (People, places, things, activities)
3.   What do I want to be really good at?
4.   What would I attempt if I knew positively I would not fail?
5.   Ask your partner, “What can I do to bring out the best in you?”
6.   Ask your partner, “What do I do that brings out the worst in you?”
7.   How would you structure your time and energy if you were literally the last person on earth? There would be nobody to impress, or get approval from and there is no need to accumulate wealth.

Rudyard Kipling’s quote beautifully sums up the interdependence of the individual and the group:

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”

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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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