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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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Living Together in the Year of the Virus

Couple cavorting

It is gradually sinking in for all of us that this is going to be a far longer disruption of normal life than originally thought. We have lived through the first wave of changes: hand-washing, shopping lines, shortages, masks, avoiding crowds, no touching even friends.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discussed what factors are important in a conflict-free relationship. Here are two articles and a video discussing different aspects of this issue.
Trust In Relationship: Why Is It Important And How To Build It? “Trust is that foundation upon which your relationship can survive the hardest of times.
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What Important Factors Make a Conflict-free Relationship?

Shadows of two people

For the last three weeks, we’ve been writing about mutuality, union and core values, three foundational aspects of conflict-free peaceful relationships.
Know Yourself
While these are the critical underpinnings of the type of relationships we describe, there are characteristics that make these possible as well.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we discussed core values, the third of a triumvirate of factors that bond people together. Here are three articles that discuss this from very different points of view.
Why Is Recognizing Needs and Values Important in Relationships?
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What is the Importance of Core Values in Your Relationship?

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MAUDE: In the last weeks we have been sharing critical aspects of our togetherness and how they are important in relationships. We have written on mutuality and union. The third in this triumvirate is core values.
Whether you have been aware of yours or not, they underlie all your behavior.
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