Category: Core Values

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week, we wrote about peace in our relationship and how the same principles apply in the world. Here are some very insightful articles about the importance of peace in our lives.
How to Bring Peace of Mind Into Your Day-to-Day Routine “The holiday hubbub: family gatherings, office parties, frenetic shopping, and endless eating.
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How to Make Relationship Peace Your Guide for Social Peace

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Peace is a distinct state of its own. It sometimes gets framed as an absence, an absence of conflict, or even of life itself – “Rest in Peace” – but it is far more useful to see it as a state or an experience.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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Wow! It’s our 250th Reading Corner this week.
In our latest blog, we wrote about what we consider a key aspect of successful relationships: total acceptance. Here are three writers with their own slants on this important topic.
Accept Them as They Are “I admit it: Whether close to home or far away, I wish some people were different.
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Why Full Acceptance Is The Way To Go

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We often describe something we call total acceptance, but what do we actually mean by that term?
Well, first let’s discuss what we don’t mean. We don’t mean that you should accept abuse or bullying or attempts at dominance. We don’t mean compromising to keep the peace.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week, we wrote about core values from our personal experience. These articles talk about core values, sometimes discussing desirable values as well.
How Core Values Help Relationships Grow “You don’t need to agree on everything; the idea is to agree on areas that are truly necessary for your lasting happiness.
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How to See Your Relationship in Terms of Important Core Values

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PHIL: Last week we wrote about recognizing that each person is an individual with their own way of doing things, but of course, that brings up the question of what to do when differences arise in a relationship. It seems that there must be times when they are inevitably at odds.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week, we are returning to writing about some of the basic principles that make our relationship a peaceful, conflict-free one. Here are some of our blogs that cover the key aspects of this topic.
How to Find Mutual Solutions and Avoid Conflict “We often talk about having a conflict-free relationship.
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How to Think Differently About Your Relationships

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In the last months, as we have written and shared how we and others are coping with these tumultuous times, something has become very clear. We get a strong response of agreement, empathy and understanding whenever we share personally about grief, anger or loss.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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In our blog this week, we asked what makes for a conflict-free relationship? Here are some articles supporting this view. A couple are fairly short, but we included them because they are so on point.
What Is Radical Acceptance? The 5 Steps I Took To Save My Relationship “I had to learn how to show radical acceptance.
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What Makes Up a Conflict-free Relationship?

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Critical to having a peaceful conflict-free relationship is an attitude we refer to as total acceptance. Understanding that the other person is a full and separate individual, with different ways of expressing themselves and unique preferences, is a necessary foundation for peaceful relating.
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