Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week in our blog we discussed how being all in helps your relationship. Here are some articles discussing this topic.
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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Why Being All In is Important for Your Relationship

Maude came up with the phrase “all in” the other night, and that simple phrase crystallized how we experience our relationship.
You’ve probably been in a conversation with someone who keeps checking his cell phone. “Uh huh, I’m listening.” Or you’ve worked on a project with someone who doesn’t pull their weight because – oh, they always have a reason, but after the nth time, they start sounding like excuses.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week in our blog we discussed how little changes can have big results. Here are some interesting discussions of the effect of little changes in your relationship.
9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond “If you’re in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.
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Little Changes Can Have Big Results in Your Relationship

The other day, Maude created a big shift in our life together. She didn’t plan it that way at all.
As we’ve shared here before, we spend time each evening in what we call our sacred space. During this time we are with each other for the sole purpose of being together.
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This week in our blog we discussed giving and receiving love, and we’ve found some great articles about this.
5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving “…there are hidden downsides to prioritizing giving over receiving. I’m referring to interpersonal relating, not social policy, which could use a hearty dose of the golden rule.
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You Have to Accept Love So You Can Feel Loved

Last week in our blog, we wrote “Learning to accept love is one of the great skills of life.” This line came from the way Phil used to handle compliments some years ago. He would deflect compliments about, say, a salad with a disclaimer like “Oh, but it had too much onion.”
There are a number of things to point out here.
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This week we discussed celebrating your relationship in our blog. Here are some articles for your consideration:
8 Ways to Celebrate Your Husband (or Wife). Tonight! “A friend recently called to tell me that it had taken her a week to notice that her husband shaved off his beard.
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Successful Relationships Are Celebrated Every Day

We try to honor our birthdays and anniversaries by getting away and taking time to step back, reflect on what has been created and what is to come. We are at a wonderful Airbnb in Joshua Tree celebrating our 12th anniversary of meeting.
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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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