Month: April 2017

Feed Your Relationship, Feed Your Life

People often spend lots of time and energy in finding a relationship. They will take courses, join online services, and read up on ways to meet and find partners. Much effort goes into deciding if this is the right match; there is discussion with friends and counselors, and lots of attention devoted to deciding yes or no to a particular relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at fear and love and how they affect relationships. There is some good writing here on those twin forces.
To Love or to Fear? “In my life, I have begun to realize that behind the veil of every feeling I have ever experienced since I was a little girl, there have always been only two core emotions which brought forth actions and reactions: love and fear.
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Love and Fear as Factors in a Relationship

Imagine you’re a teeny-weeny organism back in the depths of time. There are things you need and gravitate towards like food and sunlight, and dangerous things you move away from like predators, acidity or extreme temperatures. These twin approaches to survival persist to this day, and as humans, we call them love and fear.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at how important being positive is for your relationship. Here are some interesting articles on positivity and relationships.
How to Make Your Relationship More Positive “Most people think that you cannot create positivity—it’s either there or it’s not—but they’re wrong.
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How Being Positive Promotes Healthy Relationships

Our experience has shown us that it is very important to be positive about both your partner and your relationship. Where you put your attention can often change your entire experience of what is happening.
We recently read an article in the New York Times entitled “Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones,” and found it touched on this issue in a most interesting way.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at how to find a relationship when you’re older. The writers have a wide view of what “older dating” means, but the advice applies at any age.
He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving.
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How to Find a Relationship When You’re Older

Recently one of our readers asked if we could write about finding relationships when you are older. This connected with a discussion we have had a number of times and we feel it would be fun and hopefully helpful to explore this issue with you.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at the importance of respect in your relationship. Many people think this is even more important than communication. Here are some articles on this topic.
What is Respect in a Healthy Relationship? “People have a lot of different ideas about what the word “respect” means.
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Why Respect is so Important in Your Relationship

One of the links in last week’s Reading Corner contained the statement “In successful relationships, respect is more important than communication.”
Usually communication is touted as the most important thing in a relationship, so this was an unusual claim. We started talking about this and realized that respect is such an intrinsic part of our relationship that we’ve never really noticed it or written about it, like the clichéd fish that doesn’t know it’s in water.
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