Category: Successful Relating

What Overlooked Things are Important in a Successful Relationship

We try to write and teach about things that come from our direct experience, rather than from theories of relationships. As often happens, we went to breakfast this Friday morning to choose a blog topic. Maude suggested tone of voice, but felt dismissed when Phil said “Yes, but….” Phil’s response was then interrupted by Maude commenting.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discuss how being intolerant keeps your relationship in balance. Here are some postings on balance in relationships.
How to Balance a Healthy Love Relationship “Life’s emotional ups and downs can cause conflict in a relationship. Recognize that your partner may react to and solve her problems in a different manner than you do.
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How Being Intolerant Keeps Your Relationship in Balance

Some areas of behavior are so deeply a part of a relationship that they seem to occur naturally and receive very little conscious attention. These very same areas can often be critical pillars upon which successful relationships are built.
That’s how it is with maintaining balance within your relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

I, Phil, wrote about how to reach union in your relationship in this week’s blog, and found it hard to find good links. Maude is the link-finding expert! A couple of these are on consciousness, which is for me a perennial fascination.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discuss how to keep your relationship in the honeymoon phase. Here are some postings we think you’ll enjoy.
Can the Honeymoon Phase Last Forever? “A recent New York Times article told us something we already knew, but don’t like to hear: Newlyweds enjoy a big happiness boost that lasts, on average, for just two years.
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How to Keep Your Relationship in The Honeymoon Phase

During an early morning embrace, Phil asked “When does the honeymoon end?” (Just to put this in context, we have been together for 12½ years!) This started a really fun conversation on how the honeymoon phase of a relationship is usually viewed and what it is that we experience, and, of course, led directly to this blog!
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The Importance of Belief and Intention in Relationships Part II: Phil

We were recently interviewed by Michael and Jacqueline for The Intimacy Connection Talk Show. One of the topics that came up was belief and intention. Maude wrote about this last week in her own voice, and this week, it’s me. We hope this stereo signal adds depth to the subject.
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What Does a Successful Relationship Look Like?

We usually choose a topic, write to it separately and then merge the two voices (see video below.) This week we decided to offer our separate voices so you can see how we write differently, yet share the same understanding.
PHIL
It’s hard choosing one word to describe our relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we discussed the importance of authenticity in your relationship: “An authentic person is someone who is who they say they are. They aren’t pretending to be somebody different. They don’t boast of a Harvard degree; they wear a watch for the time, not for status; they’re not in constant competition with others.
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The Importance of Authenticity in Your Relationship

Genuine. Real. Authentic. We know what this means for a Coach handbag or a Craftsman socket set, but what does it mean for a person? There’s no label, certificate, hologram or stitching you can check, so how do you determine that a person is authentic?
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