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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about how you fix a needy relationship. These articles cover various aspects of that, including from the partner’s point of view.
How to Become Whole in a Relationship “A solid relationship is two whole (or at least, fairly whole) people coming together because they love each other’s company.
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How Do You Fix a Needy Relationship?

All too often, people enter a relationship to fill a void, a sense of lack that people have about their lives or how they feel about themselves. It may seem at the beginning of such a relationship that their needs are getting fulfilled, but the sad thing is that one can never fill that sense of lack by getting it from someone else.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we stated that no matter what you think, not all couples fight! It’s a radical view, but here are a few relationship experts who agree.
How Not to Fight “In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes you may find it’s not so easy to give up your struggles.
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No Matter What You Think, Not All Couples Fight!

On the first anniversary of our meeting, we made an astounding discovery. We realized that we had never had an argument, had never fought, not even a little. It has now been twelve years we’ve been together (ten since we got married) and it is still true; we have never had a fight, never argued, never felt distanced, alienated, or estranged from one another.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at how important being positive is for your relationship. Here are some interesting articles on positivity and relationships.
How to Make Your Relationship More Positive “Most people think that you cannot create positivity—it’s either there or it’s not—but they’re wrong.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we looked at the importance of respect in your relationship. Many people think this is even more important than communication. Here are some articles on this topic.
What is Respect in a Healthy Relationship? “People have a lot of different ideas about what the word “respect” means.
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Why Respect is so Important in Your Relationship

One of the links in last week’s Reading Corner contained the statement “In successful relationships, respect is more important than communication.”
Usually communication is touted as the most important thing in a relationship, so this was an unusual claim. We started talking about this and realized that respect is such an intrinsic part of our relationship that we’ve never really noticed it or written about it, like the clichéd fish that doesn’t know it’s in water.
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You Have to Accept Love So You Can Feel Loved

Last week in our blog, we wrote “Learning to accept love is one of the great skills of life.” This line came from the way Phil used to handle compliments some years ago. He would deflect compliments about, say, a salad with a disclaimer like “Oh, but it had too much onion.”
There are a number of things to point out here.
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Excerpt From Lynelle Paulick’s Radio Show

Lynelle Paulick has a radio show on the local UCSB station on Tuesdays at noon and is hoping to be picked up by KCSB, which has wider So.Cal. coverage. We were on the show last Tuesday and spent a wonderful two hours talking with Lynelle.
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Can you Avoid Drama in Your Relationship? Another Way

Drama, an all too familiar word in many relationships.
“I can’t keep on with this relationship – just too much drama!”
“We really love each other, but there is always so much drama. I wish we could find another way.”
“We have a lot of drama in our relationship, but it shows we both are really involved.”
“We know we care because we each have such strong feelings about everything.”
Yes, there are many ways to react to drama within your relationship, but whatever it means to you, it is a common experience for many.
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