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Happy New Year!

To everyone from Phil and Maude,
May this year be filled with love, health, peace, joy and lots and lots of laughter.

Growth and Change in the New Year

Here we are at the end of a very intense and historic year and at the start of a brand new one. Many of us will spend time reflecting on what type of growth and changes we want to implement in the year to come.

How Does Growth Happen?

Are you the same person you were 5 or 10 or 20 years ago? No, because you have learned from your life experiences. A plant grows continuously, a little each day, but for us, growth is more of a staccato process; we gain sudden insights into our own behavior. They may be big or small, but once seen, they are not forgotten, even though it may take a number of realizations before new behavior takes hold.

In order to be in a successful relationship and go through this kind of change, it takes two strong individuals who have a real sense of themselves. But two strong individuals are liable to clash repeatedly. This can be avoided by practicing full acceptance. 

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Book Report

We've decided to extend our Holiday Special for the print version of "How Two: Have a Successful Relationship".

Until January 4th, the print book will be only $6.99 instead of $14.95 - less than half price!

Last chance to get a discounted copy or send a gift to someone!


Successful Relationship Reading Corner

In this week's blog we wrote about growth and change in the new year. These articles offer resolutions for the new year and observations on personal growth.

New Year’s Resolution for Your Relationship: More Kissing "What’s a fast way to stay more connected with your partner in the new year? How about more kissing? Daily kissing. Not just a peck, but real contact. What does a kiss do? Well, it may just do more than you think and everything you need."

New Year’s resolutions for your relationship "Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution, but how many have resolved to improve their relationship this January? While you might take the annual vow to lose weight, save money or stop biting your finger nails, it’s easy to forget the resolutions that could improve things not just for you, but your partner and children too."

How To Use Your Relationship For Spiritual Growth "Intimate relationships present us with one of our best opportunities for growth. They often trigger our deepest, oldest wounds. They're supposed to do this. Why? So we can heal. Ideally, the relationship becomes a safe container and a crucible for transformation for each of you individually, and for the relationship as a whole. In order to use it as such, you need one major thing: Radical honesty. Bring all your issues with you to your relationship. Share them."

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