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Core Values and the Deal Breakers in a Relationship

What is it that leads us to become intimate with one person and walk away from another? Maude said at breakfast that a relationship is based on recognizing that there is another person.

This involves an understanding that this person has just as rich a life: has dreams, has worries, has a bad knee and has run out of coffee and needs to pee. We know all these things about other people in the abstract, but that’s like looking at a magazine without reading the words. To have a relationship with another person is to accept them as they are.

For us, it comes down to how much you know yourself and your core values.

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In this week's blog, we wrote about core values and the deal breakers for a relationship. These articles have a lot of suggestions for you.

How to Find Out What You Want in a Relationship "Knowing exactly what you want out of a relationship is very difficult, especially if you're young or inexperienced. Even if you've dated many other people, every relationship is unique, and you might have different priorities now than you have had in the past. Finding out what you want in a relationship can be a laborious process, but it's worth it."

Tony Robbins on How To Master Relationships This is a pitch for an audio program, but the article itself goes into great detail about how to create a better relationship "Some of the best relationship advice I learned long ago is that “opposites attract, but similarities bind.” I also learned that “true love is falling in love with the same person over and over.” But it’s time to dive deeper.  Much deeper. This article is a deep dive on how to find love, create your ultimate relationship, and improve your relationship skills."

When a 'deal breaker' really isn't. Knowing what's important in a relationship "Imagine your ideal mate. What would he or she look like? Do for a living? Be passionate about? Now imagine who that person wouldn't be. What characteristics would immediately shoot up a red flag and have you hightailing it in the other direction?"

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