Month: February 2016

Why Are Core Values Important in Successful Relationships?

One requirement for a successful relationship is that your core values match. What do we mean by core values? Well, they are what you value – duh – and you’re gonna have to name them for yourself. Not everybody holds the same values, because if they did, the issue of needing a match wouldn’t arise.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about how you can’t talk and listen at the same time. Other writers offer their suggestions for active listening.
Practicing Active Listening Can Improve Your Relationship “Often partners are convinced that they are excellent listeners.
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You Can’t Talk and Listen at the Same Time

We’re often asked how we write our blogs together. We create two separate drafts and then merge them. If they’re complementary, we interleave them; if they’re saying the same thing, we blend them. But sometimes they’re both so distinct that we offer both voices.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog article we wrote about how to make every day Valentines Day in your relationship. Other writers offer their suggestions.
Spread The Love! 10 Ways To Make Every Day Valentine’s Day “The importance of giving material things has been greatly over-emphasized.
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The Winner of the Relationship Quote Valentine Contest

The contest is over and the winner is … K. Kortbein! Congratulations, K, and your book will be on its way as soon as it’s released.
(The contest was to write a quote for the picture, and the prize was a signed print copy of our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” when it is released.)
 
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Make Every Day Valentines Day in Your Relationship

February is a big month of special celebrating for us: it’s both our anniversary and Valentines Day. It is delicious to get together on such special occasions.
We love the sense of it being an occasion just for the two of us, where we come together and celebrate the pleasure of being in each other’s company.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about how to keep romance in your relationship. Here are some articles that offer ideas on how to do this.
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10 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship “According to psychologists Nathaniel Branden and Robert Sternberg, who have both researched and written about the challenges of romantic relationships, these little displays of interest and affection can be more important than all the ‘active listening’ and trust games in the world.”
KEEPING THE ROMANCE ALIVE “Giving each other a daily dose of what I call the 3 A’s—attention, appreciation and affection—are the critical factors in keeping any relationship alive with interest and desire.”
Keeping the Romance Alive “Intimate time together, honest communication and thoughtful acts of loving kindness are the fuel of great relationships.
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How to Keep Romance in Your Relationship

I’m a man, so when Maude suggested we write about romance, I didn’t know how to approach it. First, I looked it up in my trusty 1949 school dictionary, the one with the flyleaf saying I’m in class 1E 2A S3A S4A S5A S6A.
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Fun Valentine Contest — Create a Relationship Quote

Here’s our Valentine invitation: be creative!
Send us an original relationship quote for this photo. The winner will receive a signed print copy of our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” and the entry will be featured in our newsletter and social media.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about maintaining your sacred space. Here are some articles that cover various aspects of this topic.
Speaking the Love Language of Quality Time “A central aspect of quality time is togetherness. I do not mean proximity.
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