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One of our close friends recently said “There is nothing in your book for me. I am single by choice and very happy that way.”

The very same day another dear friend who is also single let us know she had gotten her copy delivered and was reading it. “I’m finding the basic tenets of the book quite interesting. I’ve been thinking about how I can use them in my relationship with my mother, and I can see where many of these things would be great applied to our relationship. I’m going to lend her my book when I’m done, and then see how we can use it. Our core values match, but the big thing for her will be seeing that we are on the same side. It seems that we are always in conflict about who is right.”

Although the information in the book is geared toward couples, much of what is suggested can be applied to other close relationships: parents, children, close friendships, etc.

Book Report
How Two: Have a Successful Relationship
is available in print and Kindle ebook

...and we're waiting for it to hit the NYTimes best-seller list :-)

If you haven't ordered yet, you can look inside the book at
(We are still waiting for Amazon to cross-link the two versions.)

Find out how our radically different approach to relationships can create an amazing experience of peace and joy. As we've written in this week's blog, this can be applied to all close relationships.

BTW, you don't need a Kindle for the ebook...you can download Amazon's FREE app to read it on any device! If you pre-ordered it, remember to pick it up by checking your Kindle (or Kindle app.)

Successful Relationship Reading Corner
This week's blog was how our approach to relationships applies to all relationships, not just romantic ones. This was a hard subject for which to find articles! We hope you enjoy these.

Conflict Resolution Skills "Conflict arises from differences, both large and small. It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Sometimes these differences appear trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is often at the core of the problem. These needs can be a need to feel safe and secure, a need to feel respected and valued, or a need for greater closeness and intimacy."

Why Some Parents & their Children have Great Friendships "There are many reasons why some adults get along with their kids better than others. In this article, I will provide a short overview of the common explanations which have emerged whilst professionally mediating the relationship between parents and their children, as well as observations in my personal life and society in general."

Conflict - Couple Relationships, Family Relationships, Parent-child Relationships "Three characteristics distinguish family conflict from other types: intensity, complexity, and the duration of relationships. Work on family conflict has led to some important findings relevant to prevention and treatment."

Spreading peace one relationship at a time,
Phil and Maude
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