Month: March 2019

See Differences as an Asset in Your Relationship

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Do you want a relationship founded in peace and dedicated to the highest good for both of you?
Most of us do. So what goes into having that?
There are some underlying principles that are part of any truly peaceful relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about reaching for mutual solutions in your relationship. No one else seems to be talking about this concept, and the closest we could find was articles talking about problem-solving and decision-making.
The Art of Solving Relationship Problems “Unsettled problems are a major source of stress, stress that can not only undermine your relationship, but your diabetes management as well.
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Reach for Mutual Solutions in Your Relationship

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Find your answers by co-creating them!
One of the reasons we get on so well is that when we tackle a problem, whether emotional or practical, we are adept at finding a mutual solution, an outcome that works for both of us.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about the need to balance talking and listening. We didn’t find any discussions about this balance, but here are some good links on active listening.
Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation “It is time to focus again and practise the skill of mindful listening.
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You Need to Balance Talking and Listening

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There’s more to active listening than usually gets discussed.
We bumped up against this recently, while working on a Secret Project. We were talking, and both of us felt interrupted by the other. We’ve occasionally had this experience of being interrupted by the other person before completing the point we were trying to make.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we asked what lies at the core of successful relationships. Some authors get it! Here are three.
Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples Fight” “Stressful situations that are becoming adversarial between loving partners can escalate into ever more stressful arguments.
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What Lies at the Core of Successful Relationships

We write on many aspects of relationships, hoping to offer you new ways that you can put into practice in your relationship. These different ideas all tie together in our underlying principles.
Our first book contained one statement illustrated in many ways: simply stated, a relationship without conflict and embedded in peace is possible and we know this because we experience it.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we asked why total honesty is important in your relationship, so here are some writings about that, both personal and general.
10 Benefits of Being Honest “What does honesty have to do with health and wellness? If you’re striving to be the best you can be, honesty has to be at the foundation.
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Why is Total Honesty Important in Your Relationship?

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MAUDE: If you truly desire to have a peaceful loving relationship, we advocate total honesty.
You ask how this can be accomplished? There is that age old joke where the woman asks “Am I fat?” and the husband responds “Am I stupid?”
This is not, as you will see, what we are referring to!
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