Category: Successful Relating

Do You Need to be Mature for a Conflict Free Relationship?

MAUDE: Some years ago we were doing an interview with Bill Weil of Conscious Couples Conversations and he asked us if we thought maturity had anything to do with having a peaceful relationship. This past weekend we were at an indie author book fair, and a marriage and family counselor approached us and asked the same question.
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Why You Need to be Present in Your Relationship

What makes humans different from all other species is our forebrain. It allows us to think, analyze, plan and work with language. We have used it to gain unprecedented control of the natural world. But it is only the latest of a huge number of skills.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how sexuality can unify body, mind and spirit. Here are some articles commenting about different aspects of this topic.
5 Signs You’re In A Highly Sacred Relationship “On some level, every relationship is sacred as it holds opportunity for us to grow.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote that knowing yourself is important for your relationship, and we’ve found some very good articles about this – so many that we picked four this week.
Know Yourself? 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You Are “This blog will reveal 6 elements of self-knowledge that can help you understand your own identity.
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Knowing Yourself is Important For Your Relationship

We have been discussing how to keep love alive in your relationship, suggesting ways to share and interact with your partner that will infuse your relationship with passion and kindness.
For this to work, you have to like being with your partner, and you have to like being with yourself as well.
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You Need to Feed Your Relationship

Maude: Do not take your relationship for granted. We don’t usually issue proclamations of this nature, but this cannot be said enough.
Valentine’s day and anniversaries and other landmarks are all really nice opportunities to celebrate your relationship. However, if you are not staying alert and in tune with your partner, these few moments of recognition will not keep your love alive!
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How to Avoid Annoyed in Your Relationship

Phil: When we were writing the newsletter last week, Maude complained that I was irritated and impatient. I wasn’t fully conscious of that until she pointed it out. A lot of the technical aspects – for example, photo production – are in my domain, and sometimes I feel the weight of these and other responsibilities.
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5 Important Things For a New Relationship

A friend of ours told us a wonderful story of how she found her partner. Rita decided she was ready to enter a relationship. She’d had a number of them in her life, but then it seemed for a long time nothing happened and no one came along.
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How to Know Your Deal Breakers in a Relationship

What is it that leads us to become intimate with one person and walk away from another? Maude said at breakfast that a relationship is based on recognizing that there is another person.
This involves an understanding that this person has just as rich a life: has dreams, has worries, has a bad knee and has run out of coffee and needs to pee.
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Balancing Togetherness and Individuality in a Relationship

One of the ways to describe our relationship is that we are in balance. That is, of course, a metaphor, as is nearly all of language. It works so well here because of its multiple meanings.
The first is of a seesaw, which is a cooperative venture, not a competitive game.
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