Month: May 2016

How Important Is Individuality in a Successful Relationship?

“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

 
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?

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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on what you can take away from a breakup in order to improve your next relationship. We hope you enjoy these.
Breakups and new relationships offer opportunities to break old habits “New relationships also offer the opportunity to go down a different path and this is much easier to do when you have the self-awareness that comes with being willing to learn from the insights gained from your prior relationships.
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How Can Breakups Make For a Successful Relationship?

Are you still in the dark times after a relationship breakup? Are you struggling with what happened or who did what? Do the echoes of your past relationship still come back to haunt you? These challenging times that we all face in the aftermath of a breakup can be the very source of a successful relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was how our approach to relationships applies to all relationships, not just romantic ones. This was a hard subject for which to find articles! We hope you enjoy these.
Conflict Resolution Skills “Conflict arises from differences, both large and small.
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How to Make all Your Relationships More Successful

Now that our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” is out, we’ve been having some really interesting conversations with different people about the book.
One of our close friends recently said “There is nothing in your book for me. I am single by choice and very happy that way.” The very same day another dear friend who is also single let us know she had gotten her copy delivered and was reading it.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on why words are as important as deeds in a relationship. Here are some good articles on different aspects of this topic.
9 Steps to Better Communication Today “The most popular myth about communication in relationships is that since you talk to your partner, you’re automatically communicating.
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Words Are as Important as Deeds in a Relationship

What you say in a relationship can be as important as what you do.
Language and words have power and can diffuse a situation or set off a bomb. They can bring about transformative experiences, or cause repetition of the same old negative patterns that tear asunder partnerships.
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