Tag: Respect

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we asked what overlooked things are important in a successful relationship. Here are some good posts offering their answers.
Ten Elements of Effective Relationships “The other day, a friend pointed out that I very often write from the perspective of what people are doing wrong, as opposed to what they are doing right.
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What Overlooked Things are Important in a Successful Relationship

We try to write and teach about things that come from our direct experience, rather than from theories of relationships. As often happens, we went to breakfast this Friday morning to choose a blog topic. Maude suggested tone of voice, but felt dismissed when Phil said “Yes, but….” Phil’s response was then interrupted by Maude commenting.
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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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