Category: Relationships

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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance individuality and your relationship. Here are some other writes discussing how to be in a relationship without losing your sense of self.
Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: ‘Here’s my issue.
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How to Balance Individuality and Your Relationship

We usually go to breakfast, choose a topic, write separately about it and then merge our writings, but sometimes, even though we are saying the same things, we phrase it so differently that it makes more sense to present them individually.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about knowing you are on the same side in your relationship. It was surprising how difficult it was to find articles on this topic. Here are some good ones.
Dramatically Improve your Relationships by Becoming a Team “I once had a totally commonplace, uneventful thought that transformed the way I viewed relationships….
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Know You Are on the Same Side in Your Relationship

Recently we’ve had our share of challenges to work through. They have not been challenges to our relationship, but rather life’s occurrences we faced together. It had us both thinking about some of the basic underlying principles that help us to be with each other, go through such things, and not become separated or estranged from one another.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we asked if you have thumbtacks in your relationship, where thumbtacks represent the lack of total acceptance. Here are some articles discussing different aspects of this issue.
Be the Change You Wish to See in Your Relationship “If you want your partner to change, start by accepting them for who they are.
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Do You Have Thumbtacks in Your Relationship?

Thumbtacks. It’s a metaphor about total acceptance that works so well that we used it in both our books, and we’ve found that it resonates well with others, too.
Picture yourself barefoot, leaping and prancing around on a dance floor. You feel totally free to be completely yourself.
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Phil and Maude’s Friday Feature: Surrender Yourself to the Relationship Guest Post by Bruce Kirkpatrick

This week, we’re pleased to share with you a guest post by Bruce Kirkpatrick. We think you’ll enjoy his slant on relationships.
The word surrender often gets a bad rap. Surrender can be what you do when you are defeated—like in a war or a battle or a competition.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to defuse drama in your relationship. Here are some articles looking at this from several different points of view.
How I Broke My Wife and Turned Her Against Me “As I write this, I’m worried my wife is broken.
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