Category: Successful Relating

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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In our blog this week, we wrote about why you need to know your core values in a relationship. Here are some other writers on that topic, complete with their own lists of potential core values.
When a ‘deal breaker’ really isn’t.
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Why You Need to Know Your Core Values in a Relationship

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We just finished giving a workshop on transforming your relationships, and one of the areas we discussed was core values – what they are and what impact they have on our relationships. We were surprised to find out how many people had never really thought about what theirs were or looked at what those values meant in terms of their relationships.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week’s blog is on the need for total acceptance in a successful relationship. Here’s a variety of viewpoints on this topic.
Acceptance: The Foundation of Lasting Relationships “Relating is simply about acceptance of the other and commitment to that person above all else, including what we want.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why it’s important to be kind and gentle in your relationships. These articles explain why they are such important qualities in relationships.
The Importance of Kindness “Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
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It’s Important To Be Kind And Gentle In Your Relationships

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We were sitting around discussing what to write for this week’s blog. We usually look at what is happening in our relationship and draw from that. As we sat talking, we found that we kept drifting to the overall stress of the situation, the pandemic, the political situation in the world, and of course, the environment.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why matching values are important for your relationships. These articles cover a wide spectrum of ways to look at values.
What Should You Look For In A Partner? Here’s How To Figure Out Your Core Values In Relationships, According To Experts “As we each navigate the ups-and-downs of our love lives — from meet-cute to breakup and back again — we’re constantly learning more about ourselves, what we want in life, and what we value in relationships.
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Why Matching Values Are Important For Your Relationships

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PHIL: It’s hard for me to know what I want and how I feel because I, like most people, conform to fit in. It’s how to be accepted, to be one of the group. It stems from when being ostracized by the tribe probably meant dying in the wilderness.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to live peacefully in the midst of all the turmoil in the world. Here are some other voices with sage advice.
How to Live in Peace WikiHow is a collaborative site like Wikipedia that, despite its appearance, often has very good peer-reviewed articles.
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Now is the Time for Learning How To Relate Peacefully

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Amidst the pressures of global warming, political upheaval and Covid-19, relationships are more precious and more important than ever. Divisiveness seems to be at an all time high, making methods of finding mutual solutions and learning how to hear each other even more critical than they are normally.
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How to Get a Peace of Our Mind

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It’s been a crazy three months. A poll this week found that 80 percent of people thought that the country was out of control. We have been writing about personal relationships for years, drawing from our direct experience. When the Coronavirus arrived, we couldn’t just carry on blithely as before, so we wrote about various aspects of relating in the year of the virus because it was front and center in everyone’s lives.
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