Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about how to stop irritation poisoning your relationship. Here are a number of writers discussing how to keep your relationship free from squabbles.
Why You Pick Fights With Your Partner — and How to Stop “Many of us are more open and vulnerable with our partner than almost anyone else, so it makes sense that we’d be more reactive to them and more affected by their responses.
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How to Stop Irritation Poisoning Your Relationship

Couple glaring at each other

PHIL: So, a little back story first. I’ve sporadically been feeling claustrophobic and overwhelmed by the amount of STUFF that has accumulated around the house.
Long story short, after I had taken care of digitizing all our CDs and turned an old phone into a digital player for our cars, Maude passed on a handful of photo CDs from across the years, and I started to feel like I was the digital housemaid, which irritated me, and I was a little curt.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote that relationship differences can be valuable and important. Here are some people writing about differences in relationships.
7 Things All Successful Couples Agree On & 7 Things It’s OK To Disagree On “‘Differences are what keeps the relationship interesting,’ NYC-based therapist Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW tells Bustle.
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Relationship Differences Can Be Valuable and Important

Two hippies

PHIL: Some writings have seared themselves into my brain. One was Games People Play. It was the first time I had met the idea of unconscious motivations, and also of being direct with people. Another was Be Here Now, the idea that the world in front of me is primary.
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This week, we wrote about the astonishing benefit of being alone in a relationship. Here are some articles on this topic.
7 Signs Your Partner’s Need For Alone Time Is OK Vs. A Threat To Your Relationship “‘There is nothing inherently wrong with alone time,’ Joanna Townsend, a life coach and a Washington D.C.-based psychotherapist for Blush Online Life Coaching, tells Bustle.
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The Astonishing Benefit of Being Alone in a Relationship

Woman alone looking at ocean

MAUDE: The other day, Phil went down to LAX to meet with his sister, who was traveling through LA on her way back to the UK. In talking afterward, I shared that it was really a different and very pleasurable experience to be alone in the house all day.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote that it’s important to know that all relationships matter. Here are some articles to different aspects of that topic.
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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It’s Important to Know That All Relationships Matter

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One reader’s comment to our blog recently was “Every relationship matters.” This is really what it all comes down to. There is an important link between our relationship with ourselves, our relationship with our partner, and our relationships to all others.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we blogged about how to practice peace within your relationships. Here are some articles with thoughts on peace and relationships.
How to Attract Peaceful & Nurturing Relationships “I used to think relationships had to always be hard. Full of strife, jealousy and distrust.
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How to Practice Peace Within Your Relationships

Pato & Antoinette

How can we practice peace within our relationships? Delve into this question with us through these excerpts from How Two: Have a Successful Relationship:
One of the most surprising aspects of our relationship is the direct experience of peace that it engenders.
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