Category: Love

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at fear and love and how they affect relationships. There is some good writing here on those twin forces.
To Love or to Fear? “In my life, I have begun to realize that behind the veil of every feeling I have ever experienced since I was a little girl, there have always been only two core emotions which brought forth actions and reactions: love and fear.
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Love and Fear as Factors in a Relationship

Imagine you’re a teeny-weeny organism back in the depths of time. There are things you need and gravitate towards like food and sunlight, and dangerous things you move away from like predators, acidity or extreme temperatures. These twin approaches to survival persist to this day, and as humans, we call them love and fear.
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Are There More Successful Relationships Than You Think?

Maude met someone the other day who shared the tale of celebrating his 35th wedding anniversary. Grinning and happy, he explained that he and his wife had taken time out and gone away on a trip together to celebrate. They went to a favorite seaside hotel that they had frequented in the early days of their relationship.
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This week in our blog we discussed how little changes can have big results. Here are some interesting discussions of the effect of little changes in your relationship.
9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond “If you’re in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week in our blog we discussed giving and receiving love, and we’ve found some great articles about this.
5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving “…there are hidden downsides to prioritizing giving over receiving. I’m referring to interpersonal relating, not social policy, which could use a hearty dose of the golden rule.
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You Have to Accept Love So You Can Feel Loved

Last week in our blog, we wrote “Learning to accept love is one of the great skills of life.” This line came from the way Phil used to handle compliments some years ago. He would deflect compliments about, say, a salad with a disclaimer like “Oh, but it had too much onion.”
There are a number of things to point out here.
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Successful Relationships Are Celebrated Every Day

We try to honor our birthdays and anniversaries by getting away and taking time to step back, reflect on what has been created and what is to come. We are at a wonderful Airbnb in Joshua Tree celebrating our 12th anniversary of meeting.
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In this week’s blog we wrote about celebrating the many forms of love on Valentines Day. Here are some articles you might enjoy.
The 4 Types of Love We Should All Experience “Love is so nuanced that the Ancient Greeks separated it into four different types.
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Celebrate the Many Forms of Love on Valentines Day

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Tuesday is Valentines Day; time to speak of love.
MAUDE: Love is often elusive to define, and yet is the underpinning of all that is real.
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The Only Way That Works: The Golden Rule

In these strange times where some people seem to be trying to emphasize our differences, let us remember that religions and people from all around the globe have known and practiced a great truth, the Golden Rule, in one form or another for thousands of years!
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