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Spreading Peace One Relationship at a Time
This week we wrote about how to handle the small things in life, like which way the toilet roll goes or the best route to drive to the store. I’m sure you could collect a whole nursery bed of such seedlings. A little assiduous watering at the right moments, and you have enough chili peppers to last the whole season.

Book Report
The interior is ready, the cover is ready – now what? Expecting magical results by just putting it on Amazon isn’t how it works, so this weekend we’ve been focusing on the next stage.

We are busy little beavers getting very close to the day of our book launch and for the ebook, pre-order days. There are so many things to be decided and written that it's a bit overwhelming, but also very exciting.

We had to decide if we should use a publicist, do it ourselves or contract out parts of it. There are press releases, professional photos, blog book tours, all the social media activity, getting reviews, appealing to friends and contacts to spread the word via their mailing lists and friends’ lists, writing blurbs, book descriptions for releases, a video book trailer, and on and on.

We want to be sure to spread our message via the book as broadly and to as many people as possible, and at the same time we both have very full time jobs and obligations. It is a busy and very fruitful time. We hope we are up to the challenge and want to thank each and every one of you for your support and belief in advance.

In the coming weeks, you will hear from us with more specific information, as to release dates, pre-order opportunities, and our progress with the launch of “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship.”

If you have any ideas, a mailing list or any other avenue you think we should include in our publicity outreach, please contact us at:
We have material already written that can be used to send out if you are interested.

Successful Relationship Reading Corner
This week our blog is about not fighting about the little things in your relationship, aka which way should the toilet paper go? Here are a few articles on this topic with some excellent suggestions on how to work with this issue.

However, we approach this quite differently. Our experience is that it is possible to completely sidestep anger and fighting, and such a transformation completely alters the handling of disagreements within your relationship. Transformation is something that takes place in an instant - it was this way and now it is not. We think you will enjoy and be able to use our ideas and the ones presented in the articles we have selected. Pick and chose what will work for you, but do consider something new, like a complete transformation!

Choose Your Battles: Fighting Less in Relationships "We made everything an issue. I’ve since learned that healthy relationships require a little discernment as to what’s a problem and what’s just small stuff; and that sometimes, the instinct to sweat all that small stuff is a sign of a bigger problem—that the relationship may just not be right."

6 Things Every Couple Should Stop Doing "...this got me thinking about all the failed relationships and marriages I’ve witnessed over the years, and what they had in common.  So I started jotting down notes, and before I knew it I had the perfect outline for this post – six things every couple should stop doing."

11 Hints for Resolving Relationship Irritations "But while we’re taught not to sweat the small stuff and to pick our battles, it’s these tiny transgressions that can build and become big stumbling blocks in a relationship."

Spreading peace one relationship at a time,
Phil and Maude
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