Month: March 2016

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on whether relationships have to have conflict. The prevailing belief is that they do; we say absolutely not. It’s been a bit of a stretch to find links to share with you, but here are some articles to consider.
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Do Relationships Have to Have Conflict? Absolutely Not!

Many people write about conflict in relationships: how it’s bound to happen, how it’s better than letting things stew, how to fight fairly, how you must counterbalance it with good aspects of the relationship.
But here’s the thing: we don’t experience this at all.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on how to transform your relationship and live in the present. Here are a few articles on this topic with some excellent thoughts.
4 Steps to Transform Your Relationships “In essence, we often interact with people based on our fantasies and assumptions about them instead of based on who they actually are and what they actually say.”
Transform Your Relationship by Assuming the Best Intentions “I used to think he was out to get me.
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How to Transform Your Relationship and Live in the Present

In order to experience the kind of peace filled and passionate relationships we describe, it is necessary to go through a transformation. But what do we mean by this kind of transformation and how do you get there?
It is an experience that, however subtly, actually changes your viewpoint.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on “How to Have a Relationship Without Anger and Arguments.” Our viewpoint is radically different; most writers espouse conflict as being inevitable. This first article is a rare exception.
Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples Fight” “‘Fighting fair’ from my perspective is still fighting.
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How to Have a Relationship Without Anger and Arguments

It was a year after meeting that we noticed we hadn’t had any arguments, and 10 years on from that, it’s still true.
Let us clarify our terms here. We have disagreements – things where we have different points of view – but they never, ever, turn into arguments.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week our blog is about not fighting about the little things in your relationship, aka which way should the toilet paper go? Here are a few articles on this topic with some excellent suggestions on how to work with this issue.
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Do You Fight About the Little Things in Your Relationship? Or Which Way Does the Toilet Paper Go?

We wrote last week about core values and how they are fundamental to a successful relationship. This week, we want to talk about how to handle the small things in life, like which way the toilet roll goes or the best route to drive to the store.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we asked why core values are important in relationships. Here are some other authors with useful insights.
Why shared values are more important than shared interests “If you have shared values, regardless of your interests, your relationship has a good chance of success.
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