Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to look at differences in your relationship. These articles cover various aspects of that.
Deep Acceptance In Relationships “For securely attached adults, differences between them are generally not threatening to the relationship. … For insecurely attached adults (on average one out of three, though people tend to hang out with like-kinds) it’s a whole different ballgame, and this is where things get way more complicated.”
Acceptance: The Foundation of Lasting Relationships “Research suggests that there are fundamentally five ways to deal with disappointment and disillusionment in a romantic partner, each with varying degrees of effectiveness:”
6 Ways to Manage the Differences in Your Relationship “Mary loves romantic comedies.
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How to Look at Differences in Your Relationship The Spectrum of Acceptance Part 2

Squabbles in a relationship are like stones in your shoes; they don’t have to be there. They often come from not fully accepting your partner. Learning about acceptance within a relationship is a way to avoid hobbling along, always being irritated by that stone.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we asked why are core values important in your relationship? Here are some articles that deal with core values, including an exercise to help determine them.
The key for a successful relationship: Aligned values “Aligned values are one the most important things in any relationship.
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Why Are Core Values Important in Your Relationship? The Spectrum of Acceptance Part 1

PHIL: Have you ever been in a relationship where the same issue kept coming up again and again? It may have been twice a week or twice a year, but it was something the two of you could never resolve.
That was a core value.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we asked if you are open to the sacred in your relationship. Here are some writings that others have done.
What is Sacred Union with Another Person? “A sacred relationship is a relationship in which we are inspired to see the Divine in another person.
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Are You Open to the Sacred in Your Relationship?

Our relationship has been filled with revelations for both of us. The largest of those has been its sacred nature. We use this phrase consciously, as we came to this truth through actual experience.
We call it our sacred space, a time when we set aside our involvement with the world and come together to revel in each other’s presence.
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In this week’s blog we asked if you need to be mature for a conflict free relationship. Here are some other peoples’ writing on the subject.
How to Have a Mature Relationship Although WikiHow has a cartoon look to it, we find that the advice is often spot on.
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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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In this week’s blog we asked why are acceptance, appreciation and acknowledgement important in your relationship? Other people write about these, sometimes choosing slightly different A?words.
The 3As in Relationship Success: Acceptance, Appreciation, Acknowledgement “This is when being able to fully accept your lover is essential.
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Why Are the 3 A’s Important in Your Relationship? Acceptance, Appreciation, Acknowledgement

Recently we went away for a day and night for no reason. It was wonderful just to be together and to step outside of our daily lives. It made us more consciously aware of the peace and loving calm we derive from our relationship.
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