Author: Phil and Maude

How to Keep Your Relationship in The Honeymoon Phase

During an early morning embrace, Phil asked “When does the honeymoon end?” (Just to put this in context, we have been together for 12½ years!) This started a really fun conversation on how the honeymoon phase of a relationship is usually viewed and what it is that we experience, and, of course, led directly to this blog!
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, Phil wrote about the importance of belief and intention in a relationship, and here are some articles on that. Maude wrote on this subject the previous week, so last week’s reading corner also covered this area.
9 Relationship Mantras to Keep the Peace “When we attack, we cannot love.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog Maude wrote about the importance of belief and intention in a relationship. Here are some articles discussing intention and its effect on relationships.
The 4 Qualities Of A Conscious Relationship “We are approaching a period of time when relationships are ready to go through a major redesign.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we discussed what a successful relationship looks like, and we’ve found some great articles that complement our post.
Relationship Rules “Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved…. Yet people have much trouble doing so.
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What Does a Successful Relationship Look Like?

We usually choose a topic, write to it separately and then merge the two voices (see video below.) This week we decided to offer our separate voices so you can see how we write differently, yet share the same understanding.
PHIL
It’s hard choosing one word to describe our relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we discussed the importance of authenticity in your relationship: “An authentic person is someone who is who they say they are. They aren’t pretending to be somebody different. They don’t boast of a Harvard degree; they wear a watch for the time, not for status; they’re not in constant competition with others.
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The Importance of Authenticity in Your Relationship

Genuine. Real. Authentic. We know what this means for a Coach handbag or a Craftsman socket set, but what does it mean for a person? There’s no label, certificate, hologram or stitching you can check, so how do you determine that a person is authentic?
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we asked how do you know if this is the right relationship for you. Some good articles here looking at various aspects of this question.
3 Ways to Know When a Relationship Isn’t Right for You “I was going out with a wonderful man.
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Is This the Right Relationship for You?

How do you know if the person you are dating is right for you? If the answer were obvious, there wouldn’t be so many advice columnists. How do you make your way through a fog of conflicting messages? What can you trust from your responses?
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Friday Feature: The Effects of Diabetes on Relationships

This week we’re pleased to share a guest post by Elisabeth Almekinder RN, BA, CDE. It was originally posted on her site.
She asks will you leave your SO (significant other) because of diabetes?
Committed relationships are hard enough. When you add a chronic illness into the mix of everyday problems, it can place undue stress on a relationship.
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