Month: December 2019

How to Plan for the Future and Be in the Present

Be Here Now book cover

Two events stand out this week. The new year is a time to declare our intentions for the following 12 months, and it’s also a new decade and an invitation to look further ahead, both personally and as a society.
The other event of this week is that Ram Dass, the author of the groundbreaking book “Be Here Now,” passed away.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog and the season of desire for peace on earth, we wrote about how to spread peace through your relationship. Here are some words of wisdom about this very important subject.
A Human Approach to World Peace “The premise behind this idea of universal responsibility is the simple fact that, in general terms, all others’ desires are the same as mine.
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How to Spread Peace Through Your Relationship

Phil and Maude peace message

Here we are in a season where women and men all over the world are celebrating, each in their respective ways, the desire for unity, peace, joy and love to spread and be manifest on our world between all peoples.
Simultaneously, we are living in a tumultuous and divisive time where many are suffering, sides are being rigidly defined, and people seem to be at a loss as to how to find their way to each other again.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about why neediness is bad for your relationship. These articles discuss ways to tackle neediness in your relationship.
Who Wants to Be Needy? Six Solutions “In this post, we’ll look at the impact of clinginess and what you can do about it.
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Why Neediness is Bad for Your Relationship

Lone tree

PHIL: We’ve written before about how we each feel complete, and being together adds to us. This is in contrast to having a sense of neediness and wanting a partner to complete you.
But in returning to this subject, I am finding it hard to elaborate on because I still have wants and needs that Maude supplies.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why core values are so important in your relationship. Here is a selection of articles sharing their views on this topic.
Are Relationships Workable When You Have Clashing Values? “I remember a few years ago I was in a relationship with a woman whom I loved deeply.
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Why Are Core Values so Important to Your Relationship?

Couple talking closely

We hold that for two people to be in harmony, they have to have matching core values. They have to have the same approach to people and the world.
We introduced this idea in a workshop we did recently by giving out a list of suggested core values, asking people to identify theirs and then talk about them with someone else.
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Friday Feature: Recognizing and Addressing Codependency in Your Relationship

Man and woman arguing on bench

This week we’re pleased to share a guest post on codependency by Reese Jones.
Being able to count on each other for love and support is one of the most satisfying parts of being in a relationship, but only up to a certain point.
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In this week’s blog, we’ve written about a form of reframing that can improve your relationship. Here’ are some articles that present positive reframing in different and interesting ways.
What Kind of Frame is Your Relationship in? “In counseling, it’s common to hear stories about how a person believes their significant other has “changed” over the years.
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How to Reframe Your Relationship for the Better

Wrong Way road sign

The common wisdom about relationships is that there will be times of conflict. You will find writer after writer advising you to handle this by talking, being kind, communicating, compromising, making lists, having date nights and accepting the inevitable.
But even though that may describe the majority of relationships, we say it is not inevitable and there is another way to interact that is conflict-free, non-adversarial, peaceful.
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