Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about sacred space, the time spent focused on each other. This week’s links are about that.
The Policy of Undivided Attention “Before you were married, spending time alone with each other was your highest priority.
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Why Sacred Space in a Relationship is Important

One practice that is a major part of how we are together is what we call sacred space – the time when we are together for the purpose of being together. Although every couple has a different way of approaching this, all joyous and nourishing ones have this as an integral and regular part.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about whether differences are a strength or a weakness in a relationship, and concluded that, except for major differences, they are a positive. This week’s links write about that, including one that is about the benefits of diversity in groups.
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Differences – Strength or Weakness in a Relationship?

Differences are often seen as creating problems and conflict. Three main areas are:

how things are done
styles of socializing
passions

How Things are Done
From the toilet seat and toothpaste to finances and child-rearing, what our partner does affects us.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about growth and change in the new year. These articles offer resolutions for the new year and observations on personal growth.
New Year’s Resolution for Your Relationship: More Kissing “What’s a fast way to stay more connected with your partner in the new year?
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Growth and Change in the New Year

Here we are at the end of a very intense and historic year and at the start of a brand new one. Many of us will spend time reflecting on what type of growth and changes we want to implement in the year to come.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the only way that works: the Golden Rule. These articles have some wonderful discussions on this topic.
The Golden Rule is a post from the author of “Ethics and the Golden Rule” “Let’s consider an example of how the rule is used.
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The Only Way That Works: The Golden Rule

In these strange times where some people seem to be trying to emphasize our differences, let us remember that religions and people from all around the globe have known and practiced a great truth, the Golden Rule, in one form or another for thousands of years!
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In this week’s blog we wrote about making lists and keeping score. These articles have some amusing anecdotes about this.
Do You Keep Score in Your Relationships? “You and your partner just argued for the umpteenth time about whose turn it is to walk the dog:
“I walked her twice yesterday,” you point out.
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He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice

Everybody wants to have a sense of fairness in their relationship, and many people do this by what we call making lists and keeping score.
Maybe you take turns to make dinner, but sometimes your partner is busy and you have to double up, or they offer pizza in exchange for your elaborate feast.
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