Category: Successful Relating

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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we said to beware of criticism as it can poison your relationship. We found so many good links that we are including four this week; the fourth is included because it offers some good vs. bad examples of how to communicate.
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Beware of Criticism; It Can Poison Your Relationship

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I am writing morning pages each day, just as Julia Cameron recommends in “The Artist’s Way.” A major theme of hers is what she calls The Critic – that voice in our heads that tells us we’re not worthy, we’re not good enough, our work falls far short of perfection.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we wrote about how our perception of a situation is based on the past more than the present, and how we can get past that by reframing. Here are some excellent articles to help you reframe your relationship and your life.
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In Your Relationship, What You See Is What You Look At

The other day we were discussing a concept from psychology professor and neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Barrett’s work that basically states that “the part of the brain responsible for sight, the visual cortex, receives only 10% of its connections from the retina.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we wrote about cooperation being a cornerstone of our relationship, and found a number of really great articles about its benefits.
Why COOPERATION Could Be MORE Important Than LOVE! “Could cooperation, be the highest attainment that a couple could strive for in a romantic relationship?
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In a Successful Relationship You Have to Be Cooperative

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We keep cut flowers in the house and carry them up to decorate the bedroom at night. A morning conversation:
“We need to bring the flowers down.”
“I’ve done it already.”
This is a teeny example of how we work cooperatively.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we wrote about improving your life and your relationship by setting your intentions. Here are some helpful articles on different aspects of this topic.
The Nature of Intentions in Relationships “How important is intention in the growth and development of healthy relationships?
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You Can Improve Your Life by Setting Your Intentions

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Intentions have transformative power. Together you can create and set your intentions toward love and peace. You can set them to bring joyous satisfaction and accomplishment to your mutual lives. With these kinds of potential benefits in mind, it furthers you to find ways in your relationship to consciously set intentions and to remind each other of these goals.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote that it’s important to avoid assumptions in your relationship. Here are three good articles about assumptions and their negative effects, and a delightful video to boot.
Making Assumptions RUINS Relationships “Making assumptions can cause undue stress and drama, as well as destroy our relationships and even prevent us from having the kind of loving relationships we desire.
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