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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how sexuality can unify body, mind and spirit. Here are some articles commenting about different aspects of this topic.
5 Signs You’re In A Highly Sacred Relationship “On some level, every relationship is sacred as it holds opportunity for us to grow.
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How Sexuality Can Unify Body, Mind and Spirit

Phil: Sex is an important part of our relationship, but we haven’t written about it much, as it is both transcendent and elusive.
We see sexual encounters as lying on a spectrum from two people having separate sexual experiences together to a full union.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about communication and individuality in a relationship. Here are some articles that address this.
How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills “We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy. And good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction.
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Communication and Individuality in a Relationship

In last week’s blog post we discussed the importance of truly recognizing that in any relationship, there is a person other than one’s self present:
“We feel that to truly develop a successful intimate relationship, you have to acknowledge and accept someone as uniquely different from you…”
“This involves an understanding that this person has just as rich a life: has dreams, has worries, has a bad knee and has run out of coffee and needs to pee.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about the paradox of union and separateness in a relationship. Here are some excellent articles on this subject.
The Central Paradox of Love: Esther Perel on Reconciling the Closeness Needed for Intimacy with the Psychological Distance That Fuels Desire “How to live with those paradoxes, rather than succumbing to the self-defeating urge to treat them as problems to be solved, is what Belgian psychotherapist and writer Esther Perel explores in Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (public library).
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The Paradox of Union and Separateness in a Relationship

Phil: I want to write about how we create these blogs because it illuminates the way we are together.
We usually talk about topics until one appears and feels fruitful, explore it some, then go off and write separately. When we come together again, we may amalgamate our different voices, interleave our different aspects, or take one as the framework and polish it, but whatever way we end up writing, one thing is certain: that we each agree with what the other has written, even though it may be in a different voice.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

I, Phil, wrote about how to reach union in your relationship in this week’s blog, and found it hard to find good links. Maude is the link-finding expert! A couple of these are on consciousness, which is for me a perennial fascination.
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How to Reach Union in Your Relationship

This is Phil, and I’m writing this week because Maude is attending a conference. I’m going to end up talking about relationships, but let’s start by talking about identity. I know what you’ll say. You’ll give your name and your address and whether you’re married and where you work and you’ll point at your skin as the boundary between you and the world, and that’s that.
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The Paradox of Intimacy and Separateness in a Relationship

Woodcarving of couple

Mature love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality…. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. Erich Fromm
In our interviews with couples, we have found that there is a really tricky area that partners must learn to navigate together.
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