Category: Relationship differences

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we wrote about choosing how you want your relationship to be. Here are a variety of articles that talk about this, often in the context of writing about the different kinds of relationships that people have.
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Choose How You Want Your Relationship To Be

The other day we were visiting some dear friends who had just moved in together, after they had dated for four years while living separately. They described to us their unique arrangement of sleeping together and sleeping apart. They had decided that they would keep the same pattern (at least in the beginning) that had worked for them when they were living separately.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about whether differences are a strength or a weakness in a relationship, and concluded that, except for major differences, they are a positive. This week’s links write about that, including one that is about the benefits of diversity in groups.
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Differences – Strength or Weakness in a Relationship?

Differences are often seen as creating problems and conflict. Three main areas are:

how things are done
styles of socializing
passions

How Things are Done
From the toilet seat and toothpaste to finances and child-rearing, what our partner does affects us.
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He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice

Everybody wants to have a sense of fairness in their relationship, and many people do this by what we call making lists and keeping score.
Maybe you take turns to make dinner, but sometimes your partner is busy and you have to double up, or they offer pizza in exchange for your elaborate feast.
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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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You Need Total Acceptance For a Successful Relationship

Have you felt completely accepted by someone in your life? Do you know how the experience of full acceptance changes you?
Many people do not have any frame of reference to understand these questions. The relationships in their life have taught them to be defended and withholding.
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Are You Feeling Alienation in Your Relationship?

We all start out our relationships enamored of each other. We feel that magical connection and even experience the ecstasy of union. We usually become couples because of this bonding, full of the sense that we are on the same side, sharing love, caring and support.
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How Can Breakups Make For a Successful Relationship?

Are you still in the dark times after a relationship breakup? Are you struggling with what happened or who did what? Do the echoes of your past relationship still come back to haunt you? These challenging times that we all face in the aftermath of a breakup can be the very source of a successful relationship.
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How to Make all Your Relationships More Successful

Now that our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” is out, we’ve been having some really interesting conversations with different people about the book.
One of our close friends recently said “There is nothing in your book for me. I am single by choice and very happy that way.” The very same day another dear friend who is also single let us know she had gotten her copy delivered and was reading it.
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