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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog discusses acceptance, compromise and active listening, so we’re offering some links with views on all three topics.
Is ‘Radical Acceptance’ the Key to a Lasting Relationship? “I believe radical acceptance is the key to making a relationship not only work — but thrive.
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How to Practice Acceptance in Your Relationship A Conversation

Last week we blogged about active listening. This week we would like to share from our book, How Two: Have a Successful Relationship,  which includes a conversation on acceptance, active listening and compromise.
Acceptance Does Not Mean Compromise
Often when people think about the issue of acceptance, they think it is about compromise.
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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about how to reach mutual solutions in your relationship. These articles address various aspects of finding solutions and doing so without compromising.
Want a great marriage? Don’t compromise. “I define compromise as each party going away equally unhappy.
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How to Talk Turkey Together This Thanksgiving

The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind.
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The Need for Flexibility In Successful Relationships

“Okay, so our core values match and we are ready to pursue a long term relationship.”
So what now?
“We’ve renewed our vows and want to re-create our relationship with peaceful intentions and an awareness of being on the same side in all we do.”
So what now?
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Is There a Better Way Than Compromise?

“We are always compromising, and I feel like I’m slowly giving up everything I want, just to have an agreement.”
“We’ve gotten pretty good at finding compromises when we disagree, but I’m beginning to think I’m losing myself and my desires in this process.”
“The more we try to compromise, the further I feel we are getting from each other.”
In our interviews with couples, we have often heard these or similar refrains.
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How to Have a Relationship Without Anger and Arguments

It was a year after meeting that we noticed we hadn’t had any arguments, and 10 years on from that, it’s still true.
Let us clarify our terms here. We have disagreements – things where we have different points of view – but they never, ever, turn into arguments.
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Do You Fight About the Little Things in Your Relationship? Or Which Way Does the Toilet Paper Go?

We wrote last week about core values and how they are fundamental to a successful relationship. This week, we want to talk about how to handle the small things in life, like which way the toilet roll goes or the best route to drive to the store.
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