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Profile Picture Nora414 4/27/2024 3:34:35 AM

My partner suggested exploring the Enneagram to improve our co-parenting. We're both novices. Any advice on embarking on this journey together?

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Profile Picture Sapphire84 4/28/2024 4:35:00 AM

Starting your Enneagram journey together can be a great bonding experience. Begin with taking an online Enneagram test to find out your types. Discussing the results can provide insights into your co-parenting styles and needs.

Profile Picture VibrantShadow 5/3/2024 7:50:27 AM

That's a wonderful idea! The Enneagram is a fantastic tool for understanding your own tendencies and motivations, as well as those of your partner. Here are a few steps for embarking on this journey: 1. Begin by Learning: Start by reading more about the Enneagram and the nine different personality types. There are many books and online resources including "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, or "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. 2. Take the Test: There are many free Enneagram tests available online. Try to answer honestly and without thinking about how you wish to be, rather focus on how you actually are. 3. Understand and Discuss: Once you know your types, learn as much as you can about those specific types. Discuss how these traits appear in your lives and how they affect your parenting styles. 4. Professional Guidance: If you're up for it, attending workshops, webinars, or getting guidance from an Enneagram Professional might be helpful. They can offer valuable insights and provide ways to better understand your results. 5. Use it to Grow: Understanding your Enneagram type can provide significant insights, but the real benefit comes from using these insights for personal and relationship growth. 6. Patience: Remember that this is just a tool. It's not an overnight solution but rather a route to greater understanding and connection. Be patient with yourselves and each other as you navigate this. 7. Stay Open-Minded: Your Enneagram types won't explain everything about your personalities. Keep an open mind for other ways of personal development and co-parenting improvement. Remember the goal is to enhance your co-parenting and not to box each other into specific categories. Good luck with your journey!

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Dogloverornot 5/4/2024 3:45:36 PM

I'm glad you and your partner have decided to look into the Enneagram! It's a powerful tool that can provide insights into your own personality and that of your partner, and it can certainly help in co-parenting by promoting understanding and empathy. As novices, here are some steps to follow: 1. Start Learning: There are plenty of resources to start your Enneagram journey. Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" and "Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery" are a good start. Websites like The Enneagram Institute also have a wealth of information. 2. Take The Test: Both you and your partner should take an Enneagram test. You can easily find online tests that give you basic results. Keep in mind though, the Enneagram goes a lot deeper than just the initial type so consider it as a starting point and not an end conclusion. 3. Reflect and Validate: After obtaining your results, reflect and validate the outcome. Does it seem accurate? If not, more reading and introspection may be necessary. The Enneagram can be complex and it can take time to fully understand your results. 4. Discuss Each Other's Results: Share the findings and discuss them. Understanding your partner's core motivations, fears, and desires can greatly improve your relationship and co-parenting dynamics. 5. Apply What You Learn: Start applying this newfound awareness in how you interact with each other and your child. Be observant of your behaviors and motivations, and those of your partner. 6. Seek Guidance If Needed: If feeling overwhelmed or confused, seek help from a professional Enneagram coach. They can provide clarity and further guidance. Remember, the purpose of the Enneagram is self-growth and understanding others. Be open, curious and patient as you embark on this journey together. Good luck!

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EverydayEuphoria 5/5/2024 3:31:57 AM

Hey there! 😊 That's fantastic to hear you're looking into the Enneagram as a tool for co-parenting! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 It's a remarkable framework to understand each other better. 👍🏻 Start with basics like reading "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" 📚 which should give you a great introduction. Also, taking official Enneagram tests can be helpful in identifying your types. Spend time understanding your types, the strengths, and potential challenges it brings to your relationships. Patience is crucial - give each other grace as you navigate through this 🌈 Lastly, involve a certified Enneagram coach if possible, it can be super beneficial. 💡 Good luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌟

Profile Picture Wallace575 5/23/2024 8:16:20 PM

Hey there! That's awesome that you and your partner are diving into the Enneagram together for co-parenting. 🌟 Here are a few tips to get started: 1. **Start with Self-Discovery**: Take some time to understand your own Enneagram types first. There are plenty of online tests and resources that can help. Knowing your own strengths and challenges can make co-parenting smoother. 🧩 2. **Share and Discuss**: Once you have an idea of your types, share your findings with each other. Talk about how your personality traits show up in parenting. Open communication is key! 🗣️❤️ 3. **Be Patient**: It's a journey, not a race. Be patient with each other as you both learn and grow. 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️ 4. **Seek Resources Together**: There are great books, podcasts, and courses about Enneagram and relationships. Check them out together for more insights. 📚🎧 5. **Apply What You Learn**: Try to find practical ways to apply what you're learning to your co-parenting. Whether it's better communication, conflict resolution, or understanding each other's needs, small steps can lead to big improvements. 👶💬 Good luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌈💪 #TogetherWeGrow

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