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Small existence raft, with sail thirteen. Sunblock lotion 14. Cookstove and lantern 15. lengthy rope sixteen. walkie-talkie sender-receiver devices 17. Freeze-dried nutrition for seven days 18. One swap of garments 19. One 5th of whiskey 20. Flares 21. Compass 22. local aerial maps 23. Gun with six bullets 24. Fifty programs of condoms 25. First-aid package with penicillin 26. Oxygen tanks STEP 2: percentage your checklist together with your companion. jointly get a hold of a consensus record of ten goods. that implies conversing it over and dealing as a crew to resolve the matter jointly. either one of you have to be influential in discussing the matter and in making the ultimate judgements. while you’ve entire, it’s time to guage how the sport went. you need to either solution the questions under. 1. How powerful do you're thinking that you have been at influencing your wife? a) certainly not powerful b) Neither powerful nor useless c) just a little potent d) Very potent 2. How powerful was once your wife at influencing you? a) certainly not potent b) Neither powerful nor useless c) slightly potent d) Very powerful three. Did both of you are attempting to dominate the opposite, or have been you aggressive with one another? a) much b) a little bit c) a bit d) under no circumstances four. Did you sulk or withdraw? a) much b) a little bit c) a bit d) by no means five. Did your associate sulk or withdraw? a) much b) a little bit c) a bit d) on no account 6. Did you may have enjoyable? a) certainly not b) a bit c) a little bit d) much 7. Did you're employed good as a group? a) in no way b) a bit c) slightly d) very much eight. How a lot irritability or anger did you're feeling? a) much b) a few c) a bit d) None nine. How a lot irritability or anger did your associate suppose? a) much b) a few c) a bit d) None 10. Did you either believe integrated? a) in no way b) a bit c) an affordable volume d) greatly Scoring: supply your self one element for every “a” resolution, issues for every “b” resolution, 3 issues for every “c” resolution, and four issues for every “d” resolution. Tally your rating. in case your ultimate quantity is over 24, you’re doing an excellent activity of accepting every one other’s impact and dealing jointly as a crew. should you scored 24 or lower than, your marriage wishes additional paintings during this sector. If you’re having hassle accepting impact, the most effective stuff you can do in your marriage is to recognize the matter and speak along with your wife approximately it. no one can switch outdated behavior in a single day. but when you’re capable of take accountability for the components of your marital issues which are attributable to your hassle with sharing strength, that during itself may be an incredible step forward in your marriage. Your wife is probably going to suppose an exceptional feel of reduction and renewed optimism approximately enhancing your marriage. your next step is to make your accomplice an best friend on your campaign to beat this challenge. Ask her (or him) to softly indicate to you situations the place you're being unwittingly domineering, protective, or disrespectful. simply because all the Seven rules are interrelated, the extra you're employed at the others, the better it's going to turn into so that you can proportion energy.