Month: June 2019

The Astonishing Benefit of Being Alone in a Relationship

Woman alone looking at ocean

MAUDE: The other day, Phil went down to LAX to meet with his sister, who was traveling through LA on her way back to the UK. In talking afterward, I shared that it was really a different and very pleasurable experience to be alone in the house all day.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote that it’s important to know that all relationships matter. Here are some articles to different aspects of that topic.
How to Live in Peace WikiHow is a collaborative site like wikipedia that, despite its appearance, often has very good peer-reviewed articles.
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It’s Important to Know That All Relationships Matter

People at table

One reader’s comment to our blog recently was “Every relationship matters.” This is really what it all comes down to. There is an important link between our relationship with ourselves, our relationship with our partner, and our relationships to all others.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we blogged about how to practice peace within your relationships. Here are some articles with thoughts on peace and relationships.
How to Attract Peaceful & Nurturing Relationships “I used to think relationships had to always be hard. Full of strife, jealousy and distrust.
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How to Practice Peace Within Your Relationships

Pato & Antoinette

How can we practice peace within our relationships? Delve into this question with us through these excerpts from How Two: Have a Successful Relationship:
One of the most surprising aspects of our relationship is the direct experience of peace that it engenders.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why relationships need attention to be successful. These articles say the same thing in various ways: anecdotally, analytically and with humor.
Attention Is the Most Basic Form of Love “One of the most common relationship concerns we have found in our Marriage Checkup study is that partners stop paying attention to each other in the struggle to accomplish the myriad demands of the day.
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Why Relationships Need Attention to be Successful

Two Women picking blueberries

PHIL: Recently, a dear friend told us a dating story. They met, and after he had talked for 45 minutes straight, she gently asked “Would you like to know what I do for a living?” We told this story the other day to a woman we met at a book signing, who burst out with a litany of similar tales.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why peace is so important in your relationship. The following articles discuss having an intention toward peace.
Pursue Peace, Even If It Means Losing Relationships “After much practice and numerous failed attempts to voice those needs, I’ve also become bolder in my requests, which makes me feel simultaneously uncomfortable and empowered.
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Why Peace is so Important in Your Relationship

Book signing

We all desire peaceful loving relationships. Last night affirmed that for us again!
We had the pleasure of doing a joint reading and book signing at our wonderful local bookstore, Chaucer’s. This was another opportunity to experience directly how much people respond to the information that peaceful loving relationships are possible, that conflict within a relationship is not inevitable, and that we can change the world by spreading peace one relationship at a time.
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