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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about why you need to be present in your relationship. Here are some articles about aspects of presence.
Mind Your Presence, It Matters “I think that most people—whatever their preferences or principles might be—can get behind the notion that the world would benefit from more peace and understanding.
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Why You Need to be Present in Your Relationship

What makes humans different from all other species is our forebrain. It allows us to think, analyze, plan and work with language. We have used it to gain unprecedented control of the natural world. But it is only the latest of a huge number of skills.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discussed the best way to support your partner. Here are some other writers’ thoughts about this.
5 Essentials to Having a Healthy Relationship “Everyone deserves to be in a healthy, loving relationship and with the right person by your side, a healthy relationship is completely attainable.
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The Best Way to Support Your Partner

What are we to make of Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, the two mysterious characters who appear at critical junctures in “The Water-Babies” by Charles Kingsley? They are symbols of how we respond to other people. Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid is about karma.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discussed why you need to feed your relationship. These articles offer lots of good suggestions about this topic.
10 Small Acts in a Relationship That Are Actually a Really Big Deal “There is an important distinction to be made in relationships between people who pay attention to detail, and people who don’t.
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You Need to Feed Your Relationship

Maude: Do not take your relationship for granted. We don’t usually issue proclamations of this nature, but this cannot be said enough.
Valentine’s day and anniversaries and other landmarks are all really nice opportunities to celebrate your relationship. However, if you are not staying alert and in tune with your partner, these few moments of recognition will not keep your love alive!
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How to Both Stay Present and Move Forward

A student asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them?”
The teacher said, “Welcome.”
Last week we wrote about the importance of staying present during a crisis such as a flat tire. This week, the universe pushed the button labeled “Practice What You Preach” and produced the U.S.
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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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Relationship Reading Corner

We pick out and share with you various articles and blogs on relationships written by a wide variety of authors in the field.
We’ve been writing about core values, and found some really good posts for the Reading Corner for this week:
The Love Doctor on Archetype, Core Values and Relationships
What Core Values Mean to Love
Understanding Your Core values in Relationships
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