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Spreading Peace One Relationship at a Time
The popularly held belief concerning relationships is that all of them have conflict, and that it is how you handle the conflict that is important. In fact it is put forth that if people claim not to have conflict in their relationship, they are suppressing or ignoring reality.

If this viewpoint is altered, even slightly, to say that most relationships have conflict, then it would reflect more of the truth, and even more importantly, leave room for exploration of other avenues of relating. It could set the stage for people to believe in other ways to be together that don’t reflect this one-sided scenario on the inevitabilities of conflict.

Our experience verifies one of those other avenues.
Book Report
The book launch is set.

We're struggling with making the eBook work on Kindle devices. There's a well-known description of software as "like nailing jelly to a tree" that's apropos to the situation. But don't worry, I'll nail it, and the print and ebook will be available on Amazon on May 3rd 2016.

The ebook will be $7.95, but before release, it will be substantially reduced. You can pre-order it starting April 15th.

Successful Relationship Reading Corner
This week's blog was on how a relationship becomes filled with peace when there is no conflict. Here are some articles that make some suggestions.

5 Rules for Relationship Peace "Baylor University psychologists recently interviewed 3,539 married couples ... it turned out that the tension that actually led to the fight itself almost always related to the deeper issues of whether the partners felt understood or valued."

20 Life Skills to Keep Peace in Your Relationship "The problem is not that we have differences in our relationship, the problem lies in the way we handle those differences. When our ego gets in the way, we can easily say or do things that threaten the peace of our relationship and increase the level of relationship stress."

Finding Peace In Relationships Between Partnered Souls "We have programmed ourselves with an image and idea of what the ideal relationship should look like. These ideas are created based on wanting to feel a sense of happiness and satisfaction, two emotional experiences that will never lead us to true peace."

Spreading peace one relationship at a time,
Phil and Maude
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