Category: Love

In Your Relationships, Worry is not Love

Yesterday was a day full of insight and contradiction. I got a text from a friend who had apparently reached out to me a number of times without getting a response. She said, “I haven’t heard back and I’m worried.”
I get it.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about Thanksgiving and spreading peace in the world. Here, besides an outside article, we include a couple of past blogs of ours that we think are appropriate complements to the season.
The Only Way That Works: The Golden Rule “We are all connected and part of one human family, will always win out over fear and prejudice and attempts to separate us.
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Thanksgiving 2018: Spreading Peace in the World

We really enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and the chance to come together in love, peace and gratefulness. At our house, we gather with an assortment of family and friends, many of whom have never met each other before. We put aside any and all divisiveness, distance, and dislikes and celebrate our common humanity, our loves and losses, and our overwhelming gratefulness for the opportunity to relate to each other and share a meal in friendship.
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In this week’s blog, we asked if you show love and respect in your relationship. These articles cover different aspects of this very important aspect.
The Importance Of Tone “Several weeks ago, I was editing together some video footage for a home movie and was surprised to discover how irritated, negative, and just plain mean I sounded when talking to my wife.
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Do You Show Love and Respect in Your Relationship?

We were at one of our groups discussing relationships with a woman who is in a happy marriage of 53 years. She shared her thoughts that it is the seemingly simple things that make a marriage work.
She felt that often relationship success can come down to partners speaking with respect, love and kindness in their tone of voice, and that this creates an environment for loving interactions.
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Optimism Makes Your Life Better

I think optimism is an essential part of a happy life and a happy relationship, and I want to share several aspects of my past to illustrate why.
When I was younger I trashed several good relationships by repeatedly being dissatisfied, leaving, feeling alone to the point of physical pain, getting back together and then repeating the cycle.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we addressed how to keep love alive in your relationship; here are some articles that also offer suggestions.
How To Keep A Relationship Interesting “The good news? Even the happiest, most stable and loyal of relationships will ebb and flow.
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How to Keep Love Alive in Your Relationship

You probably agree on the need to feed your relationship, and yet there still remains the question of how to do it. How do you keep the love and juicy presence of your relationship alive in your everyday life? We’ve talked about the general attitude and behavior, and today we thought we would look at some specific actions that we and some of the couples we’ve interviewed do.
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In this week’s blog, we discuss how to keep your relationship in the honeymoon phase. Here are some postings we think you’ll enjoy.
Can the Honeymoon Phase Last Forever? “A recent New York Times article told us something we already knew, but don’t like to hear: Newlyweds enjoy a big happiness boost that lasts, on average, for just two years.
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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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