Category: Successful Relating

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog discussed how to hear what is being shared with you and the best way to respond. Here are some articles with other ideas on how to do this.
9 Ways to Be There for a Friend, Without Giving Advice “Some years after my decision to divorce, I thanked my parents for not pressuring me one way or the other on the “stay-or-go” issue.
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How to Hear What is Being Shared With You

Phil had a relationship in his 30’s where his partner just wanted to be heard, but instead, he would offer advice. He was so accustomed to being called on to fix things like a broken door-lock that such conversations seemed like another request for help.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about the dance of grief and joy we are all experiencing. It is important to be in touch with our feelings and to be present with them. This doesn’t mean we should wallow in our losses, but rather acknowledge the sadness and grief, while at the same time feeling the joy and beauty around us.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to find mutual solutions and avoid conflict. Here is some more advice on doing just that.
Interpersonal Conflict and Effective Communication “Conflicts run all the way from minor, unimportant differences to disputes which can threaten the existence of a relationship.
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How to Find Mutual Solutions and Avoid Conflict

Two women jumping in poppy field

One aspect of this stay-at-home period is how on top of each other some people are, and the risk of tension and conflict this creates. We often talk about having a conflict-free relationship. What do we mean in this instance? Conflict, as we define it, is something that causes estrangement and the feeling of distance between people.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week in our blog, we discussed how to handle changes in your life and relationships arising from the coronavirus. We found some good views on this, each one from a different perspective.
Our post-pandemic selves: why the virus is an opportunity to grow and develop “Without downplaying the tragedies of the current pandemic, Smith…observes ‘there is liberation in this suspension of more or less everything.
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How to Handle these Changes in Your Life

Staples from old posters

We’ve spent the last month writing about staying at home during this pandemic and how that has affected relationships of all sorts. How could we write about anything else? It seems like the only thing people are talking about these days.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how our connections with community have changed as a result of the stay-at-home orders. We found some interesting articles around this subject.
Helping Others Can Help You Cope with Lockdown “Our first instinct may be to hunker down and protect ourselves and our immediate families.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Well, here we are, still in the year of the virus! Last week we shared experiences of couples and what it’s like living together during these times. This week we spoke with those who are living alone, and here are some other articles looking at this subject.
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Living Alone in the Year of the Virus

Phil at table

Well, here we are, still in the year of the virus! Last week we shared experiences of couples and what it’s like living together during these times. This week we spoke with those who are living alone.
Two of the people we spoke to are elderly.
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