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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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What Does Commitment Really Mean in a Relationship?

We experience a conflict-free, peaceful and passionate relationship. We aren’t debating the merits or feasibility of such. We are sharing that this is possible, that it exists.
We are quite convinced that this experience is available and applicable to most who desire it.
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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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A Fresh Start in Your Year and Life

Many of you know how we write these blogs together. This week, the two didn’t really merge well as they were so close in content and so different in style. So here they are directly from our pens (and computers) to you!
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discussed how to reconcile individuality and union in your relationships. Here are some insightful articles on that topic.
The Importance of Maintaining Your Individuality in Relationships “‘You complete me.’ Who doesn’t love this seminal line from Tom Cruise’s character in the movie Jerry McGuire?
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How to Reconcile Individuality and Union in Your Relationships

To be in a relationship is to exist in a state somewhere between individuality and union; this is so for all relationships, not just personal ones. We are both the relationship and the individual. Ideally, we move smoothly between these states without any struggle; there is no resistance, no attachment.
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In this week’s blog, we asked why time for play is important in your relationship. These articles remind us of why it is so important.
The Benefits of Play for Adults “In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun.
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Why is Time for Play Important in Your Relationship?

Recently, Phil had been beating himself up for not accomplishing tasks; of wasting his time reading, relaxing, taking time out. True, it is important to watch for procrastination and all its little tricks that take us away from our important goals and accomplishments.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to be present in your life and relationship. Here are some interesting perspectives on presence.
Freedom Is Being Present “We live two lives: we live life in our thoughts and we live life as our experience of the present moment.
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How to Be Present in Your Life and Relationship

Many people, both famous and obscure, have written about having an enlightenment experience. In describing this, being present is always mentioned, so it is easy to infer that it too requires some great epiphany.
Yet being present is not that inaccessible, and to see why, it helps to look at its contrasts, the past and the future.
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