- Posted by Shirlee Kay
- On March 26, 2015
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Regardless of what your religious beliefs are, Easter can be seen as analogy for our relationships. Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus was said to come back to life after being crucified. At Easter, Christians remember the ‘Holy Week’. It also marks the end of Lent, the traditional time of fasting in the Christian calendar.
At Coupleworks, we see Easter as symbolising the ‘rebirth of the couple relationship’:
Reflecting on the ‘rebirth’ of our relationships is one way of rediscovering what it was that we were drawn to in our partner and the strong connections we felt when we first met. Taking the time to reach out and spend time with the people we love over the Easter holiday allows us to reestablish contact and remind one another that our relationship is meaningful and valuable.
The Resurrection of the Couple Relationship:
Whether our relationship have been fractured and bruised through reactive behavior or neglected, Easter provides the opportunity to let go of hard feelings, past hurt and other difficulties most relationships accumulate. Talking things through and learning to forgive one another and ourselves allows us to see the ‘new’ relationship emerge. This requires us to learn to take responsibility for our behavior and begin to understand the impact we have on one another.
Couple therapy is one way to explore and work through
issues that get in the way of finding the love and care from one another that we need as human beings. Easter is about resurrection and redemption that can be seen as heralding a new era between people. Love and generosity is a Christian teaching but whatever religion we are it most definitely serves our relationships well (and an enormous chocolate egg doesn’t hurt either).