Recreating the Future Together

A Surprise Discovery

Relationships

Life has a way of changing people, but they seldom realize it as they walk through their daily life. They make plans for the future, but those plans can change in an instant as they learn and grow. For couples, it can be particularly difficult to realize they are able to make major changes to their life plan because they must consider their partner, but a surprise discovery of something new might make them rethink their future plans.

There are few times in life when a major moment occurs, but those lucky enough to feel they have suddenly opened their eyes to a new reality are often eager to share their experience. If they are married or in a long term relationship, the first person they generally want to tell is their partner. This type of sharing is common, so it is just the degree of information or excitement that is above a normal level.

A person who suddenly finds their future dreams have changed drastically might hesitate to tell their partner until they have considered all their options, but the next surprise could be agreement for changing dreams. Couples have often found that their differing viewpoints gives them many more options and ideas in life, so taking the time to listen and consider a partner’s new outlook on life should be a normal part of their lives. If a person does not feel they can share with their partner, it can harm the relationship.

Finding a new dream for the future does occur as people age and acquire new information and insights. For those who have a committed partner, sharing their viewpoint is part of what they should expect. They might find their partner has had the same idea that things are not progressing as they should, and their support for a new dream could make it a reality.