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In this week’s blog, we wrote about the need to balance talking and listening. We didn’t find any discussions about this balance, but here are some good links on active listening.
Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation “It is time to focus again and practise the skill of mindful listening.
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In this week’s blog, we asked what lies at the core of successful relationships. Some authors get it! Here are three.
Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples Fight” “Stressful situations that are becoming adversarial between loving partners can escalate into ever more stressful arguments.
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In this week’s blog, we asked why total honesty is important in your relationship, so here are some writings about that, both personal and general.
10 Benefits of Being Honest “What does honesty have to do with health and wellness? If you’re striving to be the best you can be, honesty has to be at the foundation.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance structure and flow in your relationship. Here are two articles that make a good case for being flexible in your life and relationships, and one about how to set joint goals.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how truth transforms arguments in your relationship. Here are some articles that cover this from various viewpoints.
How Secrets and Lies Destroy Relationships “…in an intimate relationship, emotional honesty includes allowing our partner to know who we are.
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In this week’s blog, we discussed why touch is so important in your relationships. There is so much to say to this topic that we chose to pick four articles this week that cover different aspects.
Why Physical Touch Is So Important in Relationships “Scientific studies have shown that touch can be decoded as a form of nonverbal communication across a diversity of developed countries.
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In this week’s blog, we discussed how to find mutuality in your relationship. Here are some articles discussing mutuality from a variety of viewpoints.
When Love Is Kind: Mutuality In Relationships (Tina Tessina is one of our favorite relationship writers; see our Friday feature.) “Many people ask me, “How will I know if I’m in love?” Answer: Anyone who’s in love usually knows it; the real question should be are we mutually in love, or am I wasting my time?
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the experience of being on the same side, how to recognize it weakening, and what to do about it. We found hardly any articles that focused on that experience; most write about how to return to that state, rather than how to avoid losing it.
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In this week’s blog, we discussed what commitment really means in a relationship. Here are some interesting articles and studies different aspects of this.
How committed your relationship is goes hand in hand with happiness and well-being, study discovers “The bottom line, say the researchers, is that having a romantic relationship makes both men and women happier — and the stronger the relationship’s commitment, the greater the happiness and sense of well-being of the partners.”
What Happens When Partners Aren’t Equally Committed “In some couples, one partner is substantially more committed than the other.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about making a fresh start in your year and life. Here are a variety of articles on that topic.
September Is Your Second-Chance January “This notion of new beginnings, incidentally, was the subject of an insightful 2014 paper by a trio of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
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