Category: Love

Choose Love, Not Fear, in All Your Relationships

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Each of us has an inner voice that resonates with what is true. That spirit of truth tells you that love is real. And yet that very reality is being assailed. This disturbing trend has had serious repercussions.
It underlies a growing divide between people; one that has led to separation and estrangement.
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Life Will Never Be The Same And How That Affects Me

We try to write from the heart by looking at our relationship and asking how we have been this past week, and out of that arises a facet of how we are that becomes a blog post, but in this past six months, the fires, floods, politics and pandemic have so changed our lives that we have to include them in how we have been.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we talked about time in the year of the virus. We’ve had to stretch in finding links, but here are some interesting perspectives on life in these times.
Ease and Flow in Uncertain Times “Who would ever have guessed that we would get a crash course in uncertainty?
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Time In The Year Of The Virus

In the last few weeks, a delightful ease has come over us. We have the sense of time being available and deadlines not weighing on us.
Certainly our stay-at-home regime has produced savings in time. Breakfasts with friends are now replaced by phone calls, Zoom meetings and emails.
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This week, in our blog, we wrote about relationships in the year of the virus. Here are some articles with suggestions on how to deal with the stay-at-home orders and your relationships.
More conflict but more sex: Relationship advice for couples living together amid coronavirus “Many people are staying home to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Relationships in the Year of the Virus

Phil and Maude in masks

Most of us are in a stay-at-home mode of enforced social survival behavior. Through this global phenomenon we all have an opportunity to find out many things about ourselves, our relationships and our interconnectedness.
We, Phil and Maude, have heard numerous stories of one member of a couple turning on the other and expressing anger, frustration and even rage.
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Our guest blogger wrote this week about starting life in a bad place, finding herself through bodywork, and finally realizing the need to move on from the past. These posts discuss that intimate mind-body connection and how to process your pain.
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How I Saved the Relationship With Myself Diving Into the Pain Saved My Heart from Drowning

Girl in midair

I am young and single, which may make me an odd candidate to guest post on Phil and Maude’s blog, but I want to share with you how I have saved the relationship that I have with myself and found inner peace.
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Celebrate Every Day of Your Relationship

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Valentine’s Day is at the end of this week and we have been reflecting on what we would like to share about this day that’s dedicated to love and the celebration of relationships. I love celebrating any and everything, and am a person who considers birthdays as lasting a week long, full of celebrating the birth of beloveds (And myself, for that matter!)
It is lovely to take time out for a day and let your partner know of your love and your caring and to generally turn attention to your partner.
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This week we wrote from our direct experience about practicing peace and love in a relationship. Here are some articles from professionals (and a wonderful survey) that offer a variety of advice about improving your relationship.
1,500 People Give All The Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need “This is what I asked: anyone who has been married for 10+ years, and is still happy in their relationship .
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