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In this week’s blog we wrote about what core values are. These posts have some excellent perspectives on this topic. We think you’ll enjoy them.

Understanding your core values in relationships (no they’re not your common interests) “One of the things that people are most confused about and that I get asked a lot of questions about, is the issue of ‘common interests’ and letting superficial things inadvertently get mixed in with your ‘core’ values. Over the past few days I’ve been talking about value and values in relationships, and in this post, I put a clear division between the nice to have stuff that doesn’t actually cause your relationship to endure unless you have the ‘core’ values covered off.”

Core Values Assessment This page has a quiz for both of you. “Values are the cornerstone of your relationships and determine what you believe about money, free time, work, friends, intimacy, clothes, politics, family, and spirituality. Values drive your actions and add meaning to your life. One of your essential roles in relationships is to identify your values: first as an individual and then together if in an intimate relationship.”

The Love Doctor on Archetypes, Core Values and Relationships “Do you ever wonder why certain patterns seem to happen over and over with the people you date or with your current partner? You know, like constantly being attracted to the wrong person or wanting your partner to be someone they aren’t or can’t be? These types of frustrating relationship patterns can usually be traced back to the notion that you and your partner are opposite in a key life value that is important to you.”

 

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