Author: Phil and Maude

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we blogged about why intimacy is important in all your relationships. These articles explore various aspects of this important subject.
Intimacy: The Art of Relationships “Our culture provides for meeting all other needs, especially the need for autonomy, but not for intimacy.
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Why is Intimacy Important in All Your Relationships?

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MAUDE: Some days put you in touch with what its all about! Sunday was one of those days. We had such a sweet and touching Mother’s Day. After a lovely brunch with the kids, we took a long drive on a winding road surrounded by gently rolling hills and beautiful natural views.
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This week we blogged about the importance of being present in life and in your relationship. Here are some great articles about this crucial aspect of living successfully.
The Mindful Couple “As a couples relationship therapist, the question I have always pondered is, can you be mindful or fully present in your relationship?
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It is Important to be Present in Life and in Your Relationship

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“Be Here Now!” An injunction that many of us have accepted and tried to practice for years. And yet, how elusive this often is.
Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a shock or disturbance to awaken us from scurrying around with our heads full of the supposed future; what we have to do or what we want to do, what we fear will happen or what we want to happen.
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This week we blogged about making time for peace in your relationship. Here are some really interesting articles that cover the topics in this blog.
What Is Your Sense Of Peace? “When you’re at peace – when you are engaged with life while also feeling relatively relaxed, calm, and safe – you are protected from stress, your immune system grows stronger, and you become more resilient.
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Make Time for Peace in Your Relationship

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Phil always admired a friend of his, also a programmer, who took time out to go surfing, play volleyball, travel abroad over Xmas. There are people like this who never complain about being busy. And then there’s the rest of us.
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This week we blogged about core values and how they affect your relationship. Here are some helpful articles that also discuss this topic.
The key for a successful relationship: Aligned values “Aligned values are one the most important things in any relationship.
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Why Core Values are Important for a Successful Relationship

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We frequently mention core values in our writings without giving much explanation, so let’s discuss what they are, why they’re important and how they serve as the foundation for a good relationship.
Whether you have been aware of yours or not, they underlie all your behavior.
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This week we blogged about how a successful relationship easily handles time apart. We wrote a very personal story, but here are some articles on the topic time together, time apart.
Be Apart to Stay Together “No one expected the typically close-mouthed Barbra Steisand to share something so personal on Katie last month, the new TV talk show.
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A Successful Relationship Easily Handles Time Apart

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MAUDE: I’ve been away for 5 days at a wonderful gathering with 30 women, called Sisters in Spirit. Just got back this morning, and Tuesday being our blog planning and forming day, Phil and I shared and looked at what is happening for both of us right now.
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