Category: Core Values

Can you Avoid Drama in Your Relationship? Another Way

We’re away celebrating our wedding anniversary at a cabin in the woods, so here’s a popular blog from the past.
Drama, an all too familiar word in many relationships.
“I can’t keep on with this relationship – just too much drama!”
“We really love each other, but there is always so much drama.
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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 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.
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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about the heart of the matter – having a peaceful relationship. These articles look at the difference between partnership and competitive behavior.
Are You Competing in Your Relationship? “One of the cardinal rules of marriage is to recognize that you and your spouse are on the same team; at least you should be.
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