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Fun Valentine Contest — Create a Relationship Quote

Here’s our Valentine invitation: be creative!
Send us an original relationship quote for this photo. The winner will receive a signed print copy of our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” and the entry will be featured in our newsletter and social media.
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How to Avoid Power Struggles in Your Relationship

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the discussions we’ve had recently concerning power struggles within a relationship. We’ve been talking about John Gottman’s book “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail“. He observed many couples in terms of their conflicts and issues with power.
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Relationship Reading Corner

Here are some writings on little white lies. There are lots of different view on this issue. What do you think? Leave a comment.
White Lies: This cover the types of white lies, the reasons for them, their impact, and how to detect white lies.
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Relationship Reading Corner

Here are some writings on honesty in relationships. Although we may not agree with everything they say, we think they all have something to offer.
 
Honesty Can Make or Break a Relationship
Radical Honesty for a Healthy Marriage
How To Be Honest: Seven Tips
 
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Complete Honesty – How Important Is It?

The phrase “complete honesty” brings up many issues immediately. What does it mean? Are little white lies allowed? Does it do more harm than good?
In our experience, the answer is clear. Complete honesty is one of the basic foundations of every successful relationship.
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Do You Want this Relationship to Work? Intention Is a Key to Success

An important element in accepting your partner and finding a loving connection is your intention. You have to have the intention to find peaceful harmonious ways of being together, and this has to be something that is a guiding principle and a true value to you.
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Can This Relationship Work? Learn More About the Spectrum of Acceptance

In our last blogs we’ve been talking about the Spectrum of Acceptance and Core Values which lie at one end of the spectrum.
Next on the spectrum are the areas of middle ground. These are places of divergence between you and your partner that have the potential of resolution.
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Core Values and The Spectrum of Acceptance

Along with a discussion of core values, it is important to talk about The Spectrum of Acceptance. When we talk about successful relationships, we describe actions and values as lying along a spectrum. At one end of this spectrum are your deal breakers; areas of meaning and value that you consider to be core to your life.
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How to Completely Eliminate Drama in Your Relationship

In this article, Michael Russer discusses a favorite topic of ours. So many people think that arguing and fighting in a relationship show how much you feel and how important the relationship is to you. They have often been raised in households where drama is the norm and has come to be accepted as showing caring and involvement.
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A Favorite Quote of Mine – Rainer Maria Rilke

This is a quote that we used on our wedding invitations. It fit with our vows perfectly!
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
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