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In this reader success story, About.com reader Lepotlako took a roundabout approach when encouraging her husband to start exercising. Instead of trying to force the issue, she figured what he liked and invited him to exercise with her. She knew he liked music, so she got him involved with dancing workouts. Facts and information also appealed to him, so she found and shared things she learned about exercise from books and websites.

What's interesting is that this couple did something a lot of us either fail to do or, perhaps, don't know how to do: They sat down and talked about what they wanted for themselves, each other and their marriage. They came up with a list of reasons to exercise that motivated them both. Because they both committed to these things, they now support each other to keep going when things get tough.

Her story just goes to show that talking about things can make a difference...it's often a matter of finding the right way to communicate that's the problem.

Read more about her inspiring story and share your own, if you've got one. Have you found the right way to talk to your loved one about his or her health? Give us some tips to point us in the right direction.

Comments
March 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm
(1) Mary F. says:

Great idea! I think I will try it with my husband!

March 30, 2010 at 11:19 am
(2) Paula says:

That is a great idea! The whole communication thing between husband and wife is critical to anything in the relationship being successful. In order to get in good shape – physically or mentally or socially – there must be consistency, a strategy and keeping things simple. Thanks for the article. It’s inspiring.

March 30, 2010 at 11:21 am
(3) Paula says:

That is a great idea! The whole communication thing between husband and wife is critical to anything in the relationship being successful. In order to get in good shape – physically or mentally or socially – there must be consistency, a strategy and keeping things simple. Thanks for the article. It’s inspiring.

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