Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we asked if you were too snippy in your relationship. Snippiness is not a common topic, so some of these discuss contempt.
Relationship Communication: How to Talk So That Your Partner Will Listen “The guidelines for being a good listener are not just for men.
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Too Snippy in Your Relationship? Cut it Out!

BEING SNIPPY is something that all of us have been at some time or another. We find ourselves in a hurry and don’t take the time to stop and explain clearly. Instead we just speak or answer back quickly, and often with a nasty tone.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about celebrating the many forms of love on Valentines Day. Here are some articles you might enjoy.
The 4 Types of Love We Should All Experience “Love is so nuanced that the Ancient Greeks separated it into four different types.
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Celebrate the Many Forms of Love on Valentines Day

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Tuesday is Valentines Day; time to speak of love.
MAUDE: Love is often elusive to define, and yet is the underpinning of all that is real.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about attention and why it is so important in all relationships. Here are some articles discussing that.
Pay Attention. Is This The Simplest Relationship Key? “Experts also point out that paying attention to your partner is not something that always comes naturally.
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Why is Attention Important in Your Relationship?

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. Mary Oliver
You probably think the whole world is in focus, like a photograph. It isn’t. Place your finger a few inches away from here, focus on it, and try to read the next sentence.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about why you need time apart in your relationship. We have some links about this for you.
Be Apart to Stay Together “New research shows that happy long-married couples often say their secret is, “We give each other space.” According to an unpublished study by Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, having enough space or privacy in a relationship is more important for a couple’s happiness than having a good sex life.”
10 Relationship benefits of spending time away from your partner “If you are part of a couple there are many benefits alone-time can bring to your relationship.
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Why You Need Time Apart in Your Relationship

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. Rainer Maria Rilke
In a recent blog we discussed sacred space and how important it is to create time on a regular basis for you and your partner to be together.
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Phil and Maude’s Friday Feature: Tina Tessina and Riley Smith

Maude and I know from our direct experience that relationships without conflict are possible. This is an uncommon position to take, and many people are doubtful, so it is a pleasure to find similar writings.
I came across “How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free” by Tina Tessina and Riley Smith in our local library, and was delighted to find a sympathetic view.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about commitment. This week’s links discuss various aspects of this topic.
Committed Relationship – What Does That Really Mean? “Commitment also requires that each partner choose it themselves. I don’t believe anyone can force you to commit to something.
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