Category: Love

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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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

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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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Practicing Peace and Love in a Relationship

Phil and Maude

PHIL: This relationship is unlike any other I have been in. It was obvious within a year, and nothing has changed. We’re not the only couple with a peaceful relationship, but it is so powerful that we feel that we are driven to describe it.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why core values are so important in your relationship. Here is a selection of articles sharing their views on this topic.
Are Relationships Workable When You Have Clashing Values? “I remember a few years ago I was in a relationship with a woman whom I loved deeply.
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Why Are Core Values so Important to Your Relationship?

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We hold that for two people to be in harmony, they have to have matching core values. They have to have the same approach to people and the world.
We introduced this idea in a workshop we did recently by giving out a list of suggested core values, asking people to identify theirs and then talk about them with someone else.
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Why You Need to Communicate Your Love Language

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We are now open for guest posting! We want to encourage all of you to send us your theme appropriate posts on relationships and conflict-free peaceful relating. Click here for our submissions guidelines. To start out this new series, we would like to offer this very personal and inspiring guest post.
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Phil and Maude’s Friday Feature: Karen Haddigan

Book cover: Dating after Fifty

Today we’re pleased to feature Karen Haddigan, author of  Secrets of Dating After Fifty: The Insider’s Guide to Finding Love Again.
Karen writes and does presentations on online dating for those just returning to the dating scene. She offers up-to-date information on its changes, and works with people in the area of reinventing themselves after crisis like loss or divorce of a partner.
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