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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Break Ground Without Breaking Up : 7 Keys to Securing a Strong Relationship While Building or Remodeling Your Home.
Minneapolis : Mill City Press, ©2014
|Document Type:||Book, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sandy Berendes; Laura Longville
|Description:||1 online resource (179 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover Page; Part 1: Seven Keys; Key 1 / Make Sure the Timing is Right; Is the Timing Right for You and Your Family?; Is the Timing Right for the Real Estate Market?; Are You Ready to Grow in Your Relationship?; Do You Have the Right Tools?; Are You Ready to Get Help if You Need It?; Are You Ready to Have a Better Experience than Other Couples?; Reflection Questions; Key 2 / Dream Big; Two Dreamers, One Dream; What is the Style of Your Dream Home?; Mismatching Dreams; What to Do if You're in a Stalemate; Exercises; Reflection Questions; Key 3 / Let Your Needs and Values be Your Guide. It's Easy to Get Lost in a ProjectYour Needs and Values; No Right or Wrong; Reflection Questions and Activities; Key 4 / Plan Sensibly; The "B" Word; Opposites Attract; What Are Your Money Beliefs?; How to Develop a Budget; Key 5 / Live in Financial Integrity; Financial Infidelity; The Danger of Secrets; The S.A.F.E. Way to Deal with Money; We Don't Really Own Anything; Reflection Questions and Recommended Resource; Key 6 / Expect the Unexpected; Detours; Unexpected Building Disasters; Losses Prior to the Beginning of the Build; Life Trauma During the Build; Unexpected Good News. How We Deal with the Unexpected Will Make the DifferenceReflection Questions; Key 7 / Survive the Stress; Focus on What You Can Control; Change Your Thinking; Change Your Attitude; Take a Break; Communicate in a Positive Way; 7 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Relationships; Reflection Questions; Part 2: Tools of the Trade; Quick Reference Checklist; How to Hire a General Contractor; Questions to Ask a General Contractor; What a General Contractor Wants You to Know; How to Hire an Interior Designer; Questions to Ask an Interior Designer; What an Interior Designer Wants You to Know. How to Hire a Therapist or Life CoachQuestions to Ask a Therapist or Life Coach; What a Therapist or Life Coach Wants You to Know; Resources; Therapy/Coaching; Interior Design; Home Design; Finances; Celebrate; Create Your Own Key Ring; Personal Summary of Each Key; Contact Information of Your Key Team Players; Conclusion; Home Prayer; Appendix A: Dream Big, Real Big Diagram 2; Appendix B: Needs and Values Questionnaire.|