Author: Phil and Maude

Why Relationships Need Attention to be Successful

Two Women picking blueberries

PHIL: Recently, a dear friend told us a dating story. They met, and after he had talked for 45 minutes straight, she gently asked “Would you like to know what I do for a living?” We told this story the other day to a woman we met at a book signing, who burst out with a litany of similar tales.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why peace is so important in your relationship. The following articles discuss having an intention toward peace.
Pursue Peace, Even If It Means Losing Relationships “After much practice and numerous failed attempts to voice those needs, I’ve also become bolder in my requests, which makes me feel simultaneously uncomfortable and empowered.
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Why Peace is so Important in Your Relationship

Book signing

We all desire peaceful loving relationships. Last night affirmed that for us again!
We had the pleasure of doing a joint reading and book signing at our wonderful local bookstore, Chaucer’s. This was another opportunity to experience directly how much people respond to the information that peaceful loving relationships are possible, that conflict within a relationship is not inevitable, and that we can change the world by spreading peace one relationship at a time.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why knowing yourself is important for your relationship. Here are some articles on different aspects of this topic.
The Influence of Self-Disclosure on Relationships “Building a successful relationship involves a mutual give-and-take between partners.
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One Simple Practice That Will Improve Your Relationship

Book and journal

As with so many things, progress on your own path enriches your relationship. Ongoing practice that helps you gain insight into yourself and furthers your awareness of your own issues, needs and desires, is a strong support for a healthy peaceful relationship.
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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?

Family touching

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

Two children in yoga poses

“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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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