Month: December 2016

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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Phil and Maude’s Friday Feature: Dr. Susan Heitler

Today we’re pleased to feature Dr. Susan Heitler. When researching links for our Successful Relationships Reading Corner, we kept picking articles by Dr. Heitler. The first we found was an article she wrote for Psychology Today called “Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That ‘All Couples Fight’”.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we continued our discussion of core values; here are some different articles on this topic. We think you’ll enjoy them.
What Core Values Mean to Love “Core values form the foundation on which we live and conduct ourselves.
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What Are Core Values, and What Are Yours? Part II

MAUDE: We started a two-part blog on core values last week. In this second installment, Phil and I want to share with you our personal meanings and values – what they are for each of us. I have thought about this and looked to see if there are answers to this critical topic that I haven’t shared with you in the past.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we wrote about what core values are. These posts have some excellent perspectives on this topic. We think you’ll enjoy them.
Understanding your core values in relationships (no they’re not your common interests) “One of the things that people are most confused about and that I get asked a lot of questions about, is the issue of ‘common interests’ and letting superficial things inadvertently get mixed in with your ‘core’ values.
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What Are Core Values, and What Are Yours? Part I

Core values – what exactly are they? They differ from person to person, and if your partner’s values don’t match yours, they will emerge as irreconcilable differences in your most serious arguments. That is why it is so important to make sure those values match when entering a relationship.
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