Month: September 2017

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about intimacy in a relationship. Here are some accompanying articles. The first is unusually insightful about the structure of relationships.
Intimacy: The Art of Relationships This is a long but really impressive article on relationships; we encourage you to read it in its entirety.
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Why Intimacy is Important in Relationships

In viewing our relationship and from interviews with successful couples, one of the areas we have found to be of universal importance is intimacy. It is a basic need of people, so they seek or are in a relationship as a means of having that experience.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we write about the myth that differences cause problems in a relationship. Here are some articles that also discuss this topic.
How the Differences in Your Relationship Can Be Gifts “It’s in our nature as humans to gravitate towards those who have interests similar to our own.
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The Myth of Difference Causing Problems in a Relationship

For the last several weeks we have been writing about the popular myths of work and compromise concerning relationships.
Here are some of the types of statements even the most positive articles put forth:

“Our individual differences make friction between people we care about, inevitable.”
“The bad news is that some degree of effort and agony is inevitable in most relationships.”
“Relationships are hard work.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we say that compromise is not the way to success in relationships. Here are some articles about that, and our May 31, 2017 Reading Corner links on reaching mutual solutions also cover the topic of not compromising.
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Compromise is Not the Way to Success in Relationships

Everybody copies each other. People take their cues for how to behave from all around, like a flock of birds that wheel in formation. It’s hard to accept this; everyone has a sense of uniqueness and independence, yet people constantly watch and copy each other.
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