The 4-part “Creating the Intimate Connection” series will guide those who are trail-blazing the new frontier that the institution of marriage is going through today. You will receive practical, straightforward concepts and tools for breaking with the old and creating a new and real intimacy that is vital and alive. Through these classes participants will see that having a long-lasting, intimate marital relationship is not just a romantic fantasy.Class Four: Learning to Love Yourself, the First Step to a Successful RelationshipMany of us have heard the phrase “you have to love yourself before you can love someone else.” If you ask someone what it means to love yourself, all you get are one-word, usually vague answers. In describing what loving yourself means, people will use words such as self-respect, self-acceptance, or good self-esteem. All of these may sound good, but still, they are rather abstract. It all sounds like so much “psychobabble”’In a very real, direct, down-to-earth manner, I will teach in this class the attitudes and behaviors that make self-love a reality. In this class, you will learn how to set better psychological boundaries in your life, improve your self-esteem, communicate with yourself like you would a lover, and handle your anger more constructively. You will learn about the differences between aggressive, passive, and assertive behavior.