Month: June 2016

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog is about why you have to believe in a conflict-free relationship to have one. Here are some writings on how belief affects your reality.
What You Believe Is What You See “When things aren’t going well in a relationship, we often blame the other person for our experience.
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Why You Have to Believe in a Conflict-Free Relationship to Have One

“I know you two have an amazingly peaceful relationship, but what about me?”
“I read Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed and it’s all very well for you two to be so happy, but how do we do it?”
“I can’t imagine having a relationship like you describe.”
These and many similar questions came our way after our first book was released.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog is about being present in your relationship. Here are some writings on that subject.
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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7 Ways to be Present With Your Partner

Are you sleep-walking through your relationship or are you actually present?
Do you and your partner really talk to and hear each other, or are you just occupying the same space?
Is your mind filled with what happened in the past or worries about what is going to happen in the future?
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog asks if there is a better way than compromise. Our approach is quite different than most on this issue, but after searching, we found some great links for you.
Compromise: Is there an Alternative? “I hear a lot in the news these days about compromise.
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Is There a Better Way Than Compromise?

“We are always compromising, and I feel like I’m slowly giving up everything I want, just to have an agreement.”
“We’ve gotten pretty good at finding compromises when we disagree, but I’m beginning to think I’m losing myself and my desires in this process.”
“The more we try to compromise, the further I feel we are getting from each other.”
In our interviews with couples, we have often heard these or similar refrains.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on how to improve your relationship with active listening, and here are some interesting articles about that:
How To Get Heard In Your Relationships: The Power Of Active Listening “There is nothing worse than not feeling heard.
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How to Improve Your Relationship With Active Listening

Often when asked about the important factors to relationship success, we mention active listening. Many people may not really understand what this is. In short, it’s how to really hear what the other person is saying. You might think you do that all the time already, but odds are you can do better.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog was on balancing intimacy and individual time, and we have some good articles on that this week:
Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: “Here’s my issue.
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