Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog is about being present in your relationship. Here are some writings on that subject.
Are You Fully Present in Your Relationship or Marriage? “You know that feeling you get when you’re talking to your partner or spouse and they don’t seem to be “there there?” By that, I mean, a part of them is somewhere else, and it’s not with you.
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7 Ways to be Present With Your Partner

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Are you sleep-walking through your relationship or are you actually present?
Do you and your partner really talk to and hear each other, or are you just occupying the same space?
Is your mind filled with what happened in the past or worries about what is going to happen in the future?
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog asks if there is a better way than compromise. Our approach is quite different than most on this issue, but after searching, we found some great links for you.
Compromise: Is there an Alternative? “I hear a lot in the news these days about compromise.
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Is There a Better Way Than Compromise?

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“We are always compromising, and I feel like I’m slowly giving up everything I want, just to have an agreement.”
“We’ve gotten pretty good at finding compromises when we disagree, but I’m beginning to think I’m losing myself and my desires in this process.”
“The more we try to compromise, the further I feel we are getting from each other.”
In our interviews with couples, we have often heard these or similar refrains.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog was on how to improve your relationship with active listening, and here are some interesting articles about that:
How To Get Heard In Your Relationships: The Power Of Active Listening “There is nothing worse than not feeling heard.
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How to Improve Your Relationship With Active Listening

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Often when asked about the important factors to relationship success, we mention active listening. Many people may not really understand what this is. In short, it’s how to really hear what the other person is saying. You might think you do that all the time already, but odds are you can do better.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog was on balancing intimacy and individual time, and we have some good articles on that this week:
Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: “Here’s my issue.
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How Important Is Individuality in a Successful Relationship?

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“I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.” Virginia Satir
What makes a relationship really work?
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog was on alienation within your relationship, and what you can do about it. Some articles around that topic:
Rekindle Emotional Intimacy in Your Relationship “Emotional distance is one of the primary complaints of couples that come to my office for marriage counseling.
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Are You Feeling Alienation in Your Relationship?

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We all start out our relationships enamored of each other. We feel that magical connection and even experience the ecstasy of union. We usually become couples because of this bonding, full of the sense that we are on the same side, sharing love, caring and support.
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