Category: Book quote

Quotes from “Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed”

Conflict-Free Relationships are a Reality!

We recently had the honor of writing a guest article for, 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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Conversations Between Phil and Maude

Maude: I feel stronger, better and more able to love others, as a result of this union of ours. Perhaps these words are too sweeping and sound like I have become lost in this shared merging. Regardless, I know that I am clear and grounded in my everyday world and that I feel like a carrier of peace.
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Some of My Favorite Virginia Satir Quotes

As some of you know, I am a big fan of Virgina Satir. As Phil and I have been working on the new book, we have been looking around for great quotes we like to intersperse with the text.
Here are a few of my favorites from Virginia Satir:
Is my past illuminating my present or contaminating it?
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Conversations between Phil and Maude

I’ve been re reading a bunch of our blogs as we work on our new book. In the new book, we share more of how within your own relationships to have the experiences we talk about. I can see the seeds of that in this conversations we had.
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Excerpt from “Conversations with Phil and Maude”

As we work on our new book, I have been looking at some of our conversations. We have been writing back and forth to each other about relationships and our relationship for years. I’m going to share some of our “Conversations”.
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Acceptance…Blog Posts from “Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed”

Maude: Being with You as You Are and Celebrating That
Dear Phil,
We don’t seem to be busy with or involved in wanting our partner to be anything other than who and what they are. If you can actually be with another person, without wanting them to change, or being busy in any way to alter them, then amazing things become possible.
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Individuality Within a Relationship

One of the key characteristics of our relationship is a deep respect for the separate individuality of the other person. We both have a very strong sense of our identities. Neither of us would be comfortable letting go of or changing our inner person.
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