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Quotes from “Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed”

No Matter What You Think, Not All Couples Fight!

On the first anniversary of our meeting, we made an astounding discovery. We realized that we had never had an argument, had never fought, not even a little. It has now been twelve years we’ve been together (ten since we got married) and it is still true; we have never had a fight, never argued, never felt distanced, alienated, or estranged from one another.
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How Important is Personal Space in a Successful Relationship?

Both of us have lived in intentional communities and one of the rules in both of them (in different countries and languages) was that each member would have to have their own room. Even back then, we were aware of the need for personal space, especially when living with others.
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Are You Losing Your Individuality in Your Relationship?

When your partner accepts, acknowledges and appreciates your individuality, it affords you the possibility of attaining true freedom of expression. In order for this to manifest, you have to recognize the opportunities created, and then act on them…. As you learn to take advantage of the freedom your partner is offering, you will come to appreciate what a wonderful opportunity this provides for you to be yourself, not someone else’s expectations of you.
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The Paradox of Intimacy and Separateness in a Relationship

Woodcarving of couple

Mature love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality…. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. Erich Fromm
In our interviews with couples, we have found that there is a really tricky area that partners must learn to navigate together.
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You Need Total Acceptance For a Successful Relationship

Have you felt completely accepted by someone in your life? Do you know how the experience of full acceptance changes you?
Many people do not have any frame of reference to understand these questions. The relationships in their life have taught them to be defended and withholding.
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How to Communicate Within Relationships – Know Yourself

When there is something we need to agree on, whether it be a decision we have to make or a problem that needs to be resolved, we have found a way of dealing with it that does not involve any struggle or conflict.
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Conflict-Free Relationships are a Reality!

We recently had the honor of writing a guest article for together.guide, an interesting site aimed at supporting relationships. It has a very clean, well-designed look, and was founded by Erik Newton, an ex-divorce attorney who decided to shift his focus and help couples build healthy relationships.
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Great News About How Two: Have a Successful Relationship

Wow. The date of the first draft tells us our new book How Two: Have a Successful Relationship has been nearly two years in the making. But it’s finally ready, and the Kindle ebook will be available for pre-order this coming Friday April 15th.
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Acceptance Does Not Mean Compromise

Often when people think about the issue of acceptance, they think it is about compromise. Compromise is an act of giving up something to get something else. It assumes that there are different sides, and that one must settle in order to avoid conflict.
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A Favorite Quote of Mine – Rainer Maria Rilke

This is a quote that we used on our wedding invitations. It fit with our vows perfectly!
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
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