Category: Presence

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why relationships need attention to be successful. These articles say the same thing in various ways: anecdotally, analytically and with humor.
Attention Is the Most Basic Form of Love “One of the most common relationship concerns we have found in our Marriage Checkup study is that partners stop paying attention to each other in the struggle to accomplish the myriad demands of the day.
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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 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

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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to be present in your life and relationship. Here are some interesting perspectives on presence.
Freedom Is Being Present “We live two lives: we live life in our thoughts and we live life as our experience of the present moment.
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How to Be Present in Your Life and Relationship

Many people, both famous and obscure, have written about having an enlightenment experience. In describing this, being present is always mentioned, so it is easy to infer that it too requires some great epiphany.
Yet being present is not that inaccessible, and to see why, it helps to look at its contrasts, the past and the future.
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