Category: Successful Relating

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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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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How to Defuse Drama in Your Relationship

We were both touched by a letter we received describing a marriage where the writer is criticized over many small things by their spouse. They weren’t seeking advice, just sharing, but it reminded us of a couple we have recently spent time with, and this caused us to have several discussions about this style of relating.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how we started on a trip with different ideas and quickly resolved the differences. Here are some articles on how you can turn things around by changing your viewpoint.
Transform Your Relationship by Assuming the Best Intentions “I used to think he was out to get me.
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How to Transform Your Relationship and Have Fun

We are back from our magical anniversary trip and it was even more than we had hoped for! Our plan for not having a plan worked out really well for us and led to some funny and glorious adventures!
We also had an experience which we think is worth sharing with all of you, and which might help some of you who are ready to recognize the possibility for changing patterns that aren’t working in your relationship, and how to do it.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we said be grateful and don’t take things for granted. Here’s a bumper crop of articles on this topic. Enjoy!
Gratitude is for Lovers “I had one goal when I started graduate school five years ago—to understand why some romantic relationships thrive while others fail.
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Be Grateful and Don’t Take Things for Granted

As we are preparing to take a week-long trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our glorious relationship, we are feeling particularly blessed and grateful for our individual and shared lives.
We recently watched a video on Facebook that showed a woman who lost her accounting job, could no longer afford her apartment and wound up living in her minivan with her adult daughter and 2 dogs.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we celebrated the International Day of Peace and gave a number of links to peace organizations. We’re shaking it up here with a variety of different links.
Negative versus Positive Peace A short but insightful way of thinking about peace: “Negative peace refers to the absence of violence.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why diversity in your relationship is good. Here are thoughts from some others on this topic.
Embracing Diversity in Relationships “In this post, we will talk about the first two phases of a relationship.
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