Tag: Peaceful relationships

What Are Core Values, and What Are Yours? Part I

Core values – what exactly are they? They differ from person to person, and if your partner’s values don’t match yours, they will emerge as irreconcilable differences in your most serious arguments. That is why it is so important to make sure those values match when entering a relationship.
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6 Little Things That Count in Your Relationship

“Are there things we haven’t noticed that go into our sharing of this wonderful and conflict free experience?” asked Phil.
We just cruise along, day after day, week after week, without any hint of friction or tension. It’s a wonderful experience, and one that we still marvel at each day.
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Conflict-Free Relationships are a Reality!

We recently had the honor of writing a guest article for together.guide, an interesting site aimed at supporting relationships. It has a very clean, well-designed look, and was founded by Erik Newton, an ex-divorce attorney who decided to shift his focus and help couples build healthy relationships.
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Peace in Your Relationship and the World

We have written many times about the extraordinary peaceful and passionate nature of our relationship, and in fact our primary goal in all our writings, books and blogs is to spread peace one relationship at a time.
In these very disturbing times, it seems a good moment to focus on this central part of our message.
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Why You Have to Believe in a Conflict-Free Relationship to Have One

“I know you two have an amazingly peaceful relationship, but what about me?”
“I read Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed and it’s all very well for you two to be so happy, but how do we do it?”
“I can’t imagine having a relationship like you describe.”
These and many similar questions came our way after our first book was released.
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Is There a Better Way Than Compromise?

“We are always compromising, and I feel like I’m slowly giving up everything I want, just to have an agreement.”
“We’ve gotten pretty good at finding compromises when we disagree, but I’m beginning to think I’m losing myself and my desires in this process.”
“The more we try to compromise, the further I feel we are getting from each other.”
In our interviews with couples, we have often heard these or similar refrains.
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Knowing Yourself Helps You Have a Successful Relationship

Maude is away this weekend being Nana (and loving it!), so I’m flying solo in this week’s blog. Time and time again we describe our relationship as peaceful and free of conflict and hear “That’s nice for you, but…,” so I’d like to address that here.
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Peace – If Not Conflict, Then What?

The popularly held belief concerning relationships is that all of them have conflict, and that it is how you handle the conflict that is important. In fact it is put forth that if people claim not to have conflict in their relationship, they are suppressing or ignoring reality.
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How to Transform Your Relationship and Live in the Present

In order to experience the kind of peace filled and passionate relationships we describe, it is necessary to go through a transformation. But what do we mean by this kind of transformation and how do you get there?
It is an experience that, however subtly, actually changes your viewpoint.
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How to Avoid Power Struggles in Your Relationship

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the discussions we’ve had recently concerning power struggles within a relationship. We’ve been talking about John Gottman’s book “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail“. He observed many couples in terms of their conflicts and issues with power.
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