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What Does a Successful Relationship Look Like?

We usually choose a topic, write to it separately and then merge the two voices This week we decided to offer our separate voices so you can see how we write differently, yet share the same understanding.


It’s hard choosing one word to describe our relationship. We picked “successful,” but maybe that brings up an image of a beaming couple in tuxedo and evening gown, dripping with jewelry, stepping from their Rolls onto a red carpet.


So, what is a successful relationship, anyway? What does it mean, and even more importantly, how does it feel? Recently we posed these questions and were looking for ways to talk about it that would help communicate the essence of the experience.

But what are the feelings associated with how we are together? For it is how we feel that makes this relationship so successful.

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Podcast Interview Coming Up

This Friday, June 30, 2017, we're being interviewed by hosts Jacqueline Lopez and Michael Russer on The Intimacy Connection Talk Show. We'll have a specific link for you once the show comes out.

Successful Relationship Reading Corner

BookshelfIn this week's blog we discussed what a successful relationship looks like, and we've found some great articles that complement our post.

Relationship Rules "Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved.... Yet people have much trouble doing so. From many sources and many experts, I have culled some basic rules of relationships. This is by no means an exhaustive list. But it's a start. Print them out and pin them up on your refrigerator door. I won't test you on them—but life will."

10 Ways to Create a Strong, Intimate Relationship "It took years for me to realize a relationship is not a romance movie.... At some point I grew up and learned to let go of the crazy metaphor of romantic love in order to find true happiness.... So then, how do we make relationships work and stay happy?"

7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success "Most of us want to meet and settle down with the “right” person, and most of us want such a relationship to last.... What are some of the most important ideas when it comes to making your love last?"

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