Reading Corner Archive

Our Reading Corner pages come out weekly with three links to articles that match our main post for that week.

June 20, 2021
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why it is important to speak your truth in relationships. Here are some other authors writing about this topic. 9 Easy Ways You Can Speak Your Truth Today “When your circumstances invite you …

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June 13, 2021
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In our blog this week, we wrote about the opportunity for a fresh start as we emerge from the lockdown. Let’s find a way to connect and treasure each other all the time, not just when things go bad! Here …

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June 6, 2021
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This week, we blogged that you need to honor the connection at the heart of all relationships. Here are some other writers on different aspects of this discussion. Connection: At the Heart of any Good Relationship “In my experience, for …

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May 30, 2021
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Our blog this week was about ensuring that your relationship embraces sacred space, a time when the two of you are fully connected. Here are some other writings exploring aspects of this. Sacred Space “At some point, we will all …

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May 23, 2021
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This week, we wrote about why it is important to remember you are on the same side as your partner. We found remarkably little addressing this topic directly, so we had to link to an earlier article of ours. This …

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May 16, 2021
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This week we wrote that a relationship commitment should be one of intention and choice, not duty and obligation. Here are some writers on how to put intention foremost in your life. Make this “Your Year!” An Intention Setting Guide …

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May 9, 2021
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In our blog this week, we wrote about how to work through disagreements to reach a mutual solution. Here are some ideas from a variety of perspectives on this. How to Reach a Mutual Solution in Your Relationship “…when we …

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May 5, 2021
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This week we wrote that wants and needs are worldly, while values form the basis for how you interact with the world. Here are some people writing about the importance of core values in your life. 11 Core Relationship Values …

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April 28, 2021
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This week, we wrote about why it is important to listen to both your head and your heart. Here are some interesting posts on how people decide on which to follow. Resolving the Head vs. Heart Dilemma “My thoughts say …

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April 21, 2021
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This week in our blog, we discussed how important it is to see the other’s viewpoint in your relationship. Here are some articles written about different aspects of this topic. Learning to See Things From Your Partner’s Point of View …

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April 14, 2021
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how coming from love rather than fear changes your relationships. We find this one of the fundamental ways of looking at yourself and all relationships. Here are some articles on this very important …

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April 7, 2021
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the underlying values behind what we want. Here are some useful articles looking at different aspects of this topic. Understanding Your Core Values in Relationships (No They’re Not Your Common Interests) “One of the …

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March 31, 2021
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This week, we wrote about our differing personal journeys toward being in a peaceful relationship. Here are some articles that discuss different aspects of approaching such a relationship. How to Find Peace in Challenging Relationships “Practice Acceptance – there is …

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March 24, 2021
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We wrote about seeing differences as assets rather than something to struggle over. Here are some articles that give advice on how to reframe differences as strengths. How The Differences Keep A Relationship Together “When it comes to relationships, it’s …

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March 17, 2021
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We wrote about the increasing importance of relationships one year into the pandemic. Here are some articles reflecting on that year and what might have changed for people. 1 Year Into The Pandemic, These Are The Moments We Realized Everything …

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March 10, 2021
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Last week we wrote about the increasing importance of relationships one year into the pandemic, and this week, four people share intimately how the year was for them. Here are some articles that also share insights into this past year. …

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March 3, 2021
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This week, we wrote about the increasing importance of relationships a year into the pandemic. Here are some stats and stories about how people are dealing with the situation. The secrets of couples thriving right now in the pandemic “Before …

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February 24, 2021
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In this week’s blog, we discussed why it is important not to focus on yourself in relationships. Here are some articles that discuss different elements of what changing your focus can do. How to Be More Present for the Ones …

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February 17, 2021
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This week, we discussed why you shouldn’t focus on relationship differences. Here are some articles that examine different aspects of this topic. How To Resolve Conflict And Save Your Relationship “A conflict becomes harmful when you’re focused on defending yourself …

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February 10, 2021
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This week, we wrote about why it’s important to step out of your routine. Here are some interesting articles covering various aspects of this topic. Why It’s Important to Break Routines “Having a routine isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It …

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February 3, 2021
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This week, we wrote about how to integrate thoughts and feelings in your life, and found what a deeply investigated field this is. Here are some articles that explore the research and practical aspects of this topic. INTEGRATING MIND and …

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January 27, 2021
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This week, we discussed how to reach unity when there appear to be two sides. The following articles discuss some of the myriad aspects connected with this issue. Bridging America’s divides requires a willingness to work together without becoming friends …

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January 20, 2021
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In our blog this week, we discussed why equality is so important in a relationship. Here are some aspects about this from other people. How to Know If You Are In a Healthy Relationship “Strong relationships are marked by natural …

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January 13, 2021
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In our latest blog, we wrote about the traumatic events of this week and how to respond to them by choosing love over fear. Here are several articles about that as well as links to several worthy organizations working toward …

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January 6, 2021
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In this, the first blog of the new year, we each wrote about the importance of honesty in our relationship. Here are some other people writing about why this is so critical. Why Honesty In Relationships Is Non-Negotiable & 7 …

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December 30, 2020
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This week, we wrote about hopes for the new year and how important it is to have a positive attitude. Here are some inspiring writings to uplift you. Why There’s Hope In 2021 “We’re finally about to leave this dreadful …

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December 23, 2020
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This week, we wrote about the balance between structure and spontaneity and how the latter is where life, creativity and growth occur. Here are some discussions about spontaneity in the time of Covid-19. Has the coronavirus killed our spontaneity — …

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December 16, 2020
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In our blog this week, we wrote about the difference between a disagreement and an argument and how to avoid escalation. Here are some angles on that. A Discussion A Disagreement An Argument and a Fight “Most conversations can be …

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December 9, 2020
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In our blog this week, we wrote about the fact that there is nowhere to be but here. We discuss being present with the current stresses of COVID-19 and politics. Here are some articles dealing with these issues. Nurturing our …

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December 2, 2020
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Our blog this week was about responding with love, not fear. Here are some article written on that topic. Choosing Love Not Fear “The choice to reject fear and choose love can feel like something that only applies to moments …

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November 25, 2020
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This week, we wrote about peace in our relationship and how the same principles apply in the world. Here are some very insightful articles about the importance of peace in our lives. How to Bring Peace of Mind Into Your …

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November 18, 2020
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This week, we wrote about finding mutuality in relationships. Here are some other thoughts on this topic. The first link is both academic and perceptive. Movement Toward Mutuality “RCT suggests that constructive movement or positive change in relationship (a.k.a., growth) …

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November 11, 2020
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In the last weeks, we’ve written about individuality, core values and total acceptance. But this week, the election results have been so close that I suspect nearly everybody on both sides is upset by them, so instead I’ll talk today …

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November 4, 2020
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Wow! It’s our 250th Reading Corner this week. In our latest blog, we wrote about what we consider a key aspect of successful relationships: total acceptance. Here are three writers with their own slants on this important topic. Accept Them …

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October 28, 2020
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This week, we wrote about core values from our personal experience. These articles talk about core values, sometimes discussing desirable values as well. How Core Values Help Relationships Grow “You don’t need to agree on everything; the idea is to …

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October 21, 2020
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This week, we wrote about how important it is to honor individuality in your relationships. Here are some articles discussing different aspects of individuality and its importance in relationships. Honoring Individuality “One of the core values of The Evolution Group …

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October 14, 2020
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This week, we are returning to writing about some of the basic principles that make our relationship a peaceful, conflict-free one. Here are some of our blogs that cover the key aspects of this topic. How to Find Mutual Solutions …

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October 7, 2020
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In this week’s blog, Maude writes about how she is coping in these turbulent times. Here are some articles on how people around the world are doing, and some advice on handling life with the Coronavirus. RESILIENCE: Coping During COVID-19 …

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September 30, 2020
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In this week’s blog, Phil explores the exceptional stresses of the time and how he deals with them. Here are some good articles on how to cope with changes. Coping With Change “Change is inevitable. Sometimes it can be positive …

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September 23, 2020
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We’ve been asking our readers how they have been coping with the pandemic, and this week, we published the third and final selection. We’ve checked online, too, and here are some more views on how people are managing. Quarantine has …

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September 16, 2020
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Two weeks ago, we wrote about how to transcend today’s turmoil with inner peace. We ended the blog by asking “What is it that you do? What refreshes your spirit? What brings you peace?” and published our readers’ responses. Here …

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September 9, 2020
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Last week we wrote about how to transcend today’s turmoil with inner peace. This week, other people shared what they do. Here are a few articles with some useful advice about this issue. 7 Ways to Cope With COVID-19 “The …

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September 2, 2020
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This week, we wrote about how to transcend today’s turmoil with inner peace, and we have found some very interesting articles that complement ours and have a range of approaches. Living Peacefully in a Time of Turmoil “As a theologian …

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August 26, 2020
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This week, we said that you should avoid making lists and keeping score in your relationships. Here are a few guides on how to do that. Keeping Score in Your Relationship Makes You Lose “With all of these things competing …

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August 19, 2020
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This week, we wrote about how to nurture intimacy in your relationship. Here are some articles with a variety of suggestions on what you can do. Nourishing the Different Types of Intimacy in Your Relationship “When we talk about being …

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August 12, 2020
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This week, we wrote that adapting to change is the skill we will need to cultivate. Here are some articles with ways to handle that. Flexibility in the Midst of Crisis “In recent days, we’ve been inundated with recommendations for …

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August 5, 2020
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This week we wrote about the importance of balance in your relationships. It was difficult to find articles discussing the issue as we did, but these three look at it from some interesting viewpoints. 4 Things You Can Do To …

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July 29, 2020
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In our blog this week, we asked what makes for a conflict-free relationship? Here are some articles supporting this view. A couple are fairly short, but we included them because they are so on point. What Is Radical Acceptance? The …

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July 22, 2020
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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’ …

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July 15, 2020
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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 …

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July 8, 2020
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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 …

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July 1, 2020
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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 …

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June 24, 2020
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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 …

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June 17, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how we retain peace of mind during these turbulent times. The keys are recognizing each other’s individuality and accepting that completely. Here are some articles describing how to do that. Preserving Individuality to …

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June 10, 2020
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This week in our blog we suggested looking at the good as well as the bad and the ugly. None us us need to be reminded of the grim state of the world. Climate change, Covid-19 and now protests. Here …

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June 3, 2020
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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 …

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May 27, 2020
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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 …

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May 20, 2020
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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 …

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May 13, 2020
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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 …

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May 6, 2020
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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 …

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April 29, 2020
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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 …

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April 22, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we looked at the stresses of living together during this time, and talked to a number of people about this. These articles cover various ways to deal with the situation. Can Your Relationship Survive the Togetherness …

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April 15, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we talked about time in the year of the virus. We’ve had to stretch in finding links, but here are some interesting perspectives on life in these times. Ease and Flow in Uncertain Times “Who would …

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April 8, 2020
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This week, in our blog, we wrote about relationships in the year of the virus. Here are some articles with suggestions on how to deal with the stay-at-home orders and your relationships. More conflict but more sex: Relationship advice for …

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April 1, 2020
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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 …

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March 25, 2020
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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 …

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March 18, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about sex and union in a relationship, one of three aspects of mutuality. Here are articles about both the scientific and union aspects. 4 Scientific Ways Good Sex Brings You Closer to Your Partner …

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March 11, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we said that mutuality is the core of a peaceful relationship. Here are some articles that talk about this from differing points of view. The Principle of Mutuality in Relationships “There is a universal rule or …

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March 4, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we talked about why it’s important to share your true feelings in your relationship. We found some articles with very astute insights into this subject. How to Talk About Feelings With Your Romantic Partner “Here’s the …

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February 26, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to stay balanced in your life and relationships. These articles provide helpful suggestions and interesting research on the benefits of mindfulness. 7 Strategies to Face Life’s Challenges “In our personal lives, and …

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February 19, 2020
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Our guest blogger wrote this week about starting life in a bad place, finding herself through bodywork, and finally realizing the need to move on from the past. These posts discuss that intimate mind-body connection and how to process your …

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February 12, 2020
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This Valentine’s week, we suggested in our blog that you should celebrate every day of your relationship. Check out these authors for some ideas on how to do this. Pay Attention. Is This The Simplest Relationship Key? “We all know …

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February 5, 2020
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This week we wrote about how to dissect the arguments in your relationship, find out what’s happening, and what you can do about them. Here are some other writers with helpful advice. 7 ways to end an argument with your …

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January 29, 2020
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the struggle to get to the place of no struggle in your relationship. Here are a variety of articles discussing the road to transformation. How One Simple Mindset Shift Can Totally Transform Your Relationships …

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January 22, 2020
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This week, we wrote about what the difference is between disagreement and conflict. In researching the subject, we’ve found that different writers assign different meanings to the terms disagreement, conflict, argument and fighting. Nevertheless, they are making very similar points. …

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January 15, 2020
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This week we wrote from our direct experience about practicing peace and love in a relationship. Here are some articles from professionals (and a wonderful survey) that offer a variety of advice about improving your relationship. 1,500 People Give All …

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January 8, 2020
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In our blog this week, we wrote about two important ways you can strengthen your relationship — breathing and presence. We’ve found some great articles on these topics. Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be …

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January 1, 2020
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Happy New Year and Happy New Decade! This week we wrote about how to plan for the future and be in the present. Here is some advice from others on that subject. How to Juggle Planning for the Future vs. …

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December 25, 2019
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In this week’s blog and the season of desire for peace on earth, we wrote about how to spread peace through your relationship. Here are some words of wisdom about this very important subject. A Human Approach to World Peace …

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December 18, 2019
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This week, we wrote about why neediness is bad for your relationship. These articles discuss ways to tackle neediness in your relationship. Who Wants to Be Needy? Six Solutions “In this post, we’ll look at the impact of clinginess and …

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December 11, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why core values are so important in your relationship. Here is a selection of articles sharing their views on this topic. Are Relationships Workable When You Have Clashing Values? “I remember a few …

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December 4, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we’ve written about a form of reframing that can improve your relationship. Here’ are some articles that present positive reframing in different and interesting ways. What Kind of Frame is Your Relationship in? “In counseling, it’s …

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November 27, 2019
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In this week’s blog we discussed our unique perspective on Mutuality. Here are some articles presenting different but interesting perspectives. Joanne Davila: Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships This is a transcript of a TEDx talk. “Mutuality is about knowing that …

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November 20, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we stated that you do not always have to struggle in your relationship. Open your minds and your hearts to another way and transform it into one full of calm, peace and joy. You can create …

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November 13, 2019
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This week, we wrote about transforming your relationship, a theme we also taught in our workshop. Here are some authors sharing their thoughts on various aspects of transformation. Can One Person Transform a Relationship? “It sounds impossible, right? After all, …

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November 6, 2019
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In this week’s blog we wrote about commitment. This week’s links discuss various aspects of this topic. Committed Relationship – What Does That Really Mean? “Commitment also requires that each partner choose it themselves. I don’t believe anyone can force …

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October 30, 2019
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This week, we discuss why you need to avoid keeping score in your relationship. This, unfortunately, is a very common behavior in many relationships. Here are some articles to help you avoid acting in this way. Stop Keeping Score “Who …

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October 23, 2019
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This week, we wrote about how to make the differences in your relationship be assets. This is something that we experience all the time in our relationship, and we think it is a key factor to having a peaceful relationship. …

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October 16, 2019
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We wrote this week about how to have challenging conversations with your partner and shared some of our own challenges. Here are some other interesting comments on this topic. We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations “Think …

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October 9, 2019
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This week, we wrote about our anniversary trip where, as is our custom, we reviewed our year and talked about what we wanted for ourselves and for the relationship moving forward. This is not just an annual event; we connect …

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October 2, 2019
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This week, we wrote about treasuring the bond at the core of your relationship. These articles discuss how to find that bond and foster it. Ten Elements of Effective Relationships “The other day, a friend pointed out that I very …

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September 25, 2019
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In our blog this week, we said that positive words are powerful for your relationship. Here are some other writers talking about the effects that words have. Why Our Words Matter “Words matter. They have the capacity to motivate, inspire …

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September 18, 2019
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In our blog this week, our guest blogger wrote about why you need to communicate your love language. Here are some good articles about clear couples communication, and an amusing video, too. 5 Ways Men & Women Communicate Differently “Men …

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September 11, 2019
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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 …

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September 4, 2019
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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 …

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August 28, 2019
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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 …

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August 21, 2019
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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 …

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August 14, 2019
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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 …

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August 7, 2019
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This week, we wrote about the powerful value of play in a relationship. Many studies bear this out. Here are some details and statistics about how play affects us all. The Power of Play “…play’s value among adults is too …

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July 31, 2019
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This week, we wrote that neediness is not good for you and your relationship. Here are some articles with suggestions on how to handle this issue. 5 Ways to Become Less Emotionally Needy In Relationships “Most of us feel ’emotionally …

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July 24, 2019
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This week, we wrote about supporting the growth of the other person in your relationship. This sounds obvious but proves to be a challenge for many people. Here are some articles that may help with this. Partner Power: Supportive Relationships …

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July 17, 2019
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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 …

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July 10, 2019
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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 …

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July 3, 2019
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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 …

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June 26, 2019
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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 …

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June 19, 2019
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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 …

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June 12, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why relationships need attention to be successful. These articles say the same thing in various ways: anecdotally, analytically and with humor. Attention Is the Most Basic Form of Love “One of the most …

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June 5, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why peace is so important in your relationship. The following articles discuss having an intention toward peace. Pursue Peace, Even If It Means Losing Relationships “After much practice and numerous failed attempts to …

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May 29, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why knowing yourself is important for your relationship. Here are some articles on different aspects of this topic. The Influence of Self-Disclosure on Relationships “Building a successful relationship involves a mutual give-and-take between …

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May 22, 2019
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This week we blogged about why intimacy is important in all your relationships. These articles explore various aspects of this important subject. Intimacy: The Art of Relationships “Our culture provides for meeting all other needs, especially the need for autonomy, …

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May 15, 2019
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This week we blogged about the importance of being present in life and in your relationship. Here are some great articles about this crucial aspect of living successfully. The Mindful Couple “As a couples relationship therapist, the question I have …

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May 8, 2019
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This week we blogged about making time for peace in your relationship. Here are some really interesting articles that cover the topics in this blog. What Is Your Sense Of Peace? “When you’re at peace – when you are engaged …

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May 1, 2019
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This week we blogged about core values and how they affect your relationship. Here are some helpful articles that also discuss this topic. The key for a successful relationship: Aligned values “Aligned values are one the most important things in …

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April 26, 2019
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Today we’re pleased to feature Karen Haddigan, author of  Secrets of Dating After Fifty: The Insider’s Guide to Finding Love Again. Karen writes and does presentations on online dating for those just returning to the dating scene. She offers up-to-date …

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April 24, 2019
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This week we blogged about how a successful relationship easily handles time apart. We wrote a very personal story, but here are some articles on the topic time together, time apart. Be Apart to Stay Together “No one expected the …

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April 17, 2019
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This week we blogged about total acceptance. Here are a few articles that discuss different aspects of this topic. Is ‘Radical Acceptance’ the Key to a Lasting Relationship?  “I had been perpetuating the turmoil in our relationship by continuing to …

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April 10, 2019
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This week we blogged on the truth of the “we” at the core of relationships. Here are some fascinating articles sharing studies about the use of “we” versus “I” in relationships. How to Improve Your Relationship With One Simple Word …

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April 3, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about seeing differences as an asset in your relationship. Since ours is a very uncommon point of view, we didn’t find articles talking to precisely what we shared, but these all offer useful information …

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March 27, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about reaching for mutual solutions in your relationship. No one else seems to be talking about this concept, and the closest we could find was articles talking about problem-solving and decision-making. The Art of …

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March 20, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about the need to balance talking and listening. We didn’t find any discussions about this balance, but here are some good links on active listening. Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation “It is …

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March 13, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we asked what lies at the core of successful relationships. Some authors get it! Here are three. Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples Fight” “Stressful situations that are becoming adversarial between loving partners can …

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March 6, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we asked why total honesty is important in your relationship, so here are some writings about that, both personal and general. 10 Benefits of Being Honest “What does honesty have to do with health and wellness? …

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February 27, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance structure and flow in your relationship. Here are two articles that make a good case for being flexible in your life and relationships, and one about how to set joint …

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February 20, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how truth transforms arguments in your relationship. Here are some articles that cover this from various viewpoints. How Secrets and Lies Destroy Relationships “…in an intimate relationship, emotional honesty includes allowing our partner …

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February 13, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we discussed why touch is so important in your relationships. There is so much to say to this topic that we chose to pick four articles this week that cover different aspects. Why Physical Touch Is …

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February 6, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we discussed how to find mutuality in your relationship. Here are some articles discussing mutuality from a variety of viewpoints. When Love Is Kind: Mutuality In Relationships (Tina Tessina is one of our favorite relationship writers; …

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January 30, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the experience of being on the same side, how to recognize it weakening, and what to do about it. We found hardly any articles that focused on that experience; most write about how to …

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January 23, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we discussed what commitment really means in a relationship. Here are some interesting articles and studies different aspects of this. How committed your relationship is goes hand in hand with happiness and well-being, study discovers “The …

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January 16, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about making a fresh start in your year and life. Here are a variety of articles on that topic. September Is Your Second-Chance January “This notion of new beginnings, incidentally, was the subject of …

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January 9, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we discussed how to reconcile individuality and union in your relationships. Here are some insightful articles on that topic. The Importance of Maintaining Your Individuality in Relationships “‘You complete me.’ Who doesn’t love this seminal line …

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January 2, 2019
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In this week’s blog, we offered gratitude, peace and love for the new year. Here are three articles on those themes that are both practical and inspiring. Love is the Way: The Universal Path to Peace, Happiness, and Enlightenment “But …

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December 26, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we spoke about celebrating the holidays, appreciating the beauty and joy, and seeing challenges as opportunities. Here are some articles to support you in doing that. 7 Ways to Get Past Tough Situations Quickly “‘Life is …

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December 19, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked why time for play is important in your relationship. These articles remind us of why it is so important. The Benefits of Play for Adults “In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus …

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December 12, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why worrying about someone else does not help them. Here are some articles that tell you why. Why Worrying Isn’t a Sign of Love “For my friend and millions of people like her, …

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December 5, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to be present in your life and relationship. Here are some interesting perspectives on presence. Freedom Is Being Present “We live two lives: we live life in our thoughts and we live …

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November 28, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to find strength from your relationship. Here is a wonderful article from our dear friend Gail Brenner and a couple more articles with great advice on relationships. 10 Ways to Have Peaceful, …

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November 21, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about Thanksgiving and spreading peace in the world. Here, besides an outside article, we include a couple of past blogs of ours that we think are appropriate complements to the season. The Only Way …

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November 14, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance individuality and your relationship. Here are some other writes discussing how to be in a relationship without losing your sense of self. Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client …

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November 7, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked if you show love and respect in your relationship. These articles cover different aspects of this very important aspect. The Importance Of Tone “Several weeks ago, I was editing together some video footage for …

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October 31, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about knowing you are on the same side in your relationship. It was surprising how difficult it was to find articles on this topic. Here are some good ones. Dramatically Improve your Relationships by …

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October 24, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked if you have thumbtacks in your relationship, where thumbtacks represent the lack of total acceptance. Here are some articles discussing different aspects of this issue. Be the Change You Wish to See in Your …

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October 17, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to defuse drama in your relationship. Here are some articles looking at this from several different points of view. How I Broke My Wife and Turned Her Against Me “As I write …

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October 10, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how we started on a trip with different ideas and quickly resolved the differences. Here are some articles on how you can turn things around by changing your viewpoint. Transform Your Relationship by …

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October 3, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we said be grateful and don’t take things for granted. Here’s a bumper crop of articles on this topic. Enjoy! Gratitude is for Lovers “I had one goal when I started graduate school five years ago—to …

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September 20, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we celebrated the International Day of Peace and gave a number of links to peace organizations. We’re shaking it up here with a variety of different links. Negative versus Positive Peace A short but insightful way …

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September 19, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about why diversity in your relationship is good. Here are thoughts from some others on this topic. Embracing Diversity in Relationships “In this post, we will talk about the first two phases of a …

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September 12, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog on what peace is and how to spread it. We have some great links about personal and world peace this week, starting with a video from Martin Hellman. Creating true love at home & …

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September 5, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog about how to avoid disturbances in your relationship field. Here are some great articles about the role of commitment in your relationship. Commitment in healthy relationships “Commitment to the relationship is related to the …

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August 29, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog about avoiding fear and attachment in your relationship conflicts. Here are some articles and a video about unearthing the reasons behind your conflicts. How to Develop Self-Love and Why This Will Strengthen Your Relationship …

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August 22, 2018
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Maude wrote in this week’s blog about her challenges of accepting Phil’s approach to illness. Here are some articles about acceptance in relationships. Acknowledging and Accepting Your Mate “What sets the affirming couple apart from others? After all, most couples …

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August 15, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog on 4 ways to break bad patterns in your relationship by trying something different for a day. Here are some articles with other exercises to improve your relationship. This One Exercise Can Improve Your …

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August 8, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog on making all your relationships a way to spread peace. Here are some articles on how to build better relationships in your life. Building and Sustaining Relationships “Every relationship is different, but they all …

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August 1, 2018
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We wrote in this week’s blog on how to blend connection and separation in your relationship, and as usual, we’ve tracked down some other articles on this topic. Enjoy! Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “Mutuality is one of the most important …

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July 25, 2018
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This week’s blog is about how to avoid compromise in your relationship. Here are some other writers’ takes on this topic. How Compromise Is Actually Hurting Your Relationship (And What To Do Instead) “Compromise implies that both people have to …

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July 18, 2018
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This week’s blog is about how to reach a mutual solution in your relationship. It’s the third of three posts on the spectrum of acceptance. Here are some articles covering how to resolve differences with your partner. Solve Tough Dilemmas …

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July 11, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to look at differences in your relationship. These articles cover various aspects of that. Deep Acceptance In Relationships “For securely attached adults, differences between them are generally not threatening to the relationship. …

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July 4, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked why are core values important in your relationship? Here are some articles that deal with core values, including an exercise to help determine them. The key for a successful relationship: Aligned values “Aligned values …

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June 27, 2018
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In this week’s blog we asked if you are open to the sacred in your relationship. Here are some writings that others have done. What is Sacred Union with Another Person? “A sacred relationship is a relationship in which we …

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June 20, 2018
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In this week’s blog we asked if you need to be mature for a conflict free relationship. Here are some other peoples’ writing on the subject. How to Have a Mature Relationship Although WikiHow has a cartoon look to it, …

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June 13, 2018
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In this week’s blog we asked why are acceptance, appreciation and acknowledgement important in your relationship? Other people write about these, sometimes choosing slightly different A?words. The 3As in Relationship Success: Acceptance, Appreciation, Acknowledgement “This is when being able to …

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June 6, 2018
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In this week’s blog we wrote about why you need to be present in your relationship. Here are some articles about aspects of presence. Mind Your Presence, It Matters “I think that most people—whatever their preferences or principles might be—can …

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May 30, 2018
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In this week’s blog we asked if you believe in a peaceful relationship. Here are some articles about belief and intention. The Four Qualities of a Conscious Relationship “So what exactly is a conscious relationship? It’s a romantic relationship in …

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May 23, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we discussed how to deal with change in your relationship. Here are some articles about this from different perspectives. How to Get Better at Dealing with Change “Change is an unavoidable constant in our work lives. …

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May 16, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the best way to support your partner. Here are some other writers’ thoughts about this. 5 Essentials to Having a Healthy Relationship “Everyone deserves to be in a healthy, loving relationship and with the …

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May 9, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked what do you reap when you take a leap in your relationship? Here are several different ways of looking at that question. Conscious Relationships: A Path for Growth and Personal Transformation “A conscious relationship …

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May 2, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we write about truth and white lies in your relationship. Here are some links to some interesting studies and thoughts on this topic. Little White Lies: How Dishonesty Affects Intimate Relationships “Whatever the type of lie …

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April 25, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we write about spreading peace in all relationships. Here are some great links reinforcing the idea. Love And Making Relationships Work “On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, I had a discussion on my radio program with …

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April 18, 2018
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In this week’s blog, Phil writes about optimism in life and relationships. Here are some links that are clear about the benefits of an optimistic outlook. The Benefits of Looking on the Bright Side: 10 Reasons to Think Like an …

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April 11, 2018
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This week’s blog discusses acceptance, compromise and active listening, so we’re offering some links with views on all three topics. Is ‘Radical Acceptance’ the Key to a Lasting Relationship? “I believe radical acceptance is the key to making a relationship …

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April 4, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote on what active listening can do for your relationship; here are some articles that help with understanding what is involved. Deep Listening in Personal Relationships “One study conducted by Faye Doell (2003) showed that …

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March 28, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote on how to freshen up your relationship; here are some articles with various ideas about that. Creative Things to Do in Your Relationship/Marriage to Keep It Interesting “I know firsthand from having been with …

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March 21, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote on how to be both together and separate in your relationship. Here are some articles to that topic. Time Together vs. Time Apart: Which Is More Important? “How much time should a couple spend …

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March 14, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how sexuality can unify body, mind and spirit. Here are some articles commenting about different aspects of this topic. 5 Signs You’re In A Highly Sacred Relationship “On some level, every relationship is …

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March 7, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote that knowing yourself is important for your relationship, and we’ve found some very good articles about this – so many that we picked four this week. Know Yourself? 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You …

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February 28, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we addressed how to keep love alive in your relationship; here are some articles that also offer suggestions. How To Keep A Relationship Interesting “The good news? Even the happiest, most stable and loyal of relationships …

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February 21, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we discussed why you need to feed your relationship. These articles offer lots of good suggestions about this topic. 10 Small Acts in a Relationship That Are Actually a Really Big Deal “There is an important …

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February 14, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we asked why is empathy important in your relationship? These articles share interesting studies and viewpoints on this topic. Oh, and Happy Valentines Day! The Power of Empathy in Romantic Relationships & How to Enhance It …

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February 7, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to avoid annoyed in your relationship. These articles cover the issues of touch, dealing with anger and talking about feelings. The Power of Touch “Hertenstein had volunteers attempt to communicate a list …

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January 31, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to make all your relationships successful. Here are some fascinating articles that speak to this topic. Why Positive Relationships Are Needed for Emotional Health “It’s always good to see research that reveals …

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January 24, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about 5 important things for a new relationship. Here are some more suggestions for establishing a successful relationship. Don’t Start A New Relationship Until You’ve Done These 4 Things “… Over the next few …

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January 17, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about communication and individuality in a relationship. Here are some articles that address this. How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills “We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy. …

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January 10, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about core values and the deal breakers for a relationship. These articles have a lot of suggestions for you. How to Find Out What You Want in a Relationship “Knowing exactly what you want …

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January 3, 2018
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to laugh and rejoice in difficult times. These articles shed some interesting light on laughter. Laughter: The Surprising Secret to Surviving Tough Times “Just 24 hours earlier, I was overwhelmed (three keynotes …

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December 27, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote that gratefulness expands your relationship and your world. These articles have some interesting research results about gratitude. Is Gratitude the Antidote to Relationship Failure? “I had one goal when I started graduate school five …

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December 20, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about balancing togetherness and individuality in a relationship. These articles echo our position, and have some interesting stories. The Importance of Thinking Separately in Your Relationships ““We have to be on the same page.” …

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December 13, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about maintaining presence in the face of adversity. Here are some articles on different aspects of presence. Living in the Moment of Your Relationship “First off, forgive yourself for failing to live in the …

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December 6, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to solve differences from a place of mutuality. Here are a number of articles on listening and being heard. Listen Up: Why You Don’t Feel Heard in Your Relationship “Solid, healthy communication …

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November 29, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about the actual experience of peace in relationships. Here are two articles and a video that shed light on this topic. What Does Peace Mean? Peace means different things to different people and cultures. …

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November 22, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we asked how commitment and presence affect your relationship. Here are two articles and a poem that we liked. 38 Ways To Really Show Up In Your Relationship “Do you show up in your relationships? Are …

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November 15, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we suggested that you reframe your feelings and change your relationship. These articles cover the research, some excellent techniques, and a clear discussion of boundaries. You’re Excited, Not Nervous. You Just Keep Telling Yourself That. “When …

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November 8, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about the paradox of union and separateness in a relationship. Here are some excellent articles on this subject. The Central Paradox of Love: Esther Perel on Reconciling the Closeness Needed for Intimacy with the …

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November 1, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about honesty in your relationship, and we’ve found some great articles on this topic. Love and honesty: what we hide and why we lie “I want to talk about honesty and dishonesty and how …

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October 25, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we asked how do differences in your relationship strengthen it? Here are some other articles covering aspects of that. Relationship advice: five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love “One of the more ridiculous myths about …

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October 18, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we write about the fundamental requirement for finding mutual decisions and solving problems in relationships. These links are about how couples can deal with relationship problems. Equal Partnerships: What Do They Really Consist Of? “When you …

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October 11, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we write about what peace in a relationship is like; here are some other peoples’ thoughts on this subject. 5 Top Tips to Enhance Relationships and Find Inner Peace “We all have challenges in our relationships …

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October 4, 2017
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In this week’s blog we asked if you were too snippy in your relationship. Snippiness is not a common topic, so some of these discuss contempt. Relationship Communication: How to Talk So That Your Partner Will Listen “The guidelines for …

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September 27, 2017
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In this week’s blog we asked whether you can avoid drama in your relationship. We found many different approaches to this question, so we have more links than usual this week. Hope you enjoy them! 7 Crucial Steps to Minimize …

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September 20, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about intimacy in a relationship. Here are some accompanying articles. The first is unusually insightful about the structure of relationships. Intimacy: The Art of Relationships This is a long but really impressive article on …

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September 13, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we write about the myth that differences cause problems in a relationship. Here are some articles that also discuss this topic. How the Differences in Your Relationship Can Be Gifts “It’s in our nature as humans …

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September 6, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we say that compromise is not the way to success in relationships. Here are some articles about that, and our May 31, 2017 Reading Corner links on reaching mutual solutions also cover the topic of not …

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August 30, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we say that having to work hard in a relationship is a myth. A funny thing happened when we looked for links. Almost all of the articles described the “myth” as being the other way around: …

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August 23, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to stay connected by accepting your partner. These links give a variety of thoughts about this topic. Marriage Help: Do You Accept Or Tolerate Your Partner? “When your partner tolerates you (or, …

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August 16, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to handle anger in your relationship. These links discuss how to deal with both your anger and that of your partner. Anger in Relationships: Owning Yours, Softening Your Partner’s “Anger is not …

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August 9, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we asked what overlooked things are important in a successful relationship. Here are some good posts offering their answers. Ten Elements of Effective Relationships “The other day, a friend pointed out that I very often write …

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August 2, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we discuss how being intolerant keeps your relationship in balance. Here are some postings on balance in relationships. How to Balance a Healthy Love Relationship “Life’s emotional ups and downs can cause conflict in a relationship. …

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July 26, 2017
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I, Phil, wrote about how to reach union in your relationship in this week’s blog, and found it hard to find good links. Maude is the link-finding expert! A couple of these are on consciousness, which is for me a …

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July 19, 2017
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In this week’s blog, we discuss how to keep your relationship in the honeymoon phase. Here are some postings we think you’ll enjoy. Can the Honeymoon Phase Last Forever? “A recent New York Times article told us something we already …

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July 12, 2017
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In this week’s blog, Phil wrote about the importance of belief and intention in a relationship, and here are some articles on that. Maude wrote on this subject the previous week, so last week’s reading corner also covered this area. 9 …

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July 5, 2017
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In this week’s blog Maude wrote about the importance of belief and intention in a relationship. Here are some articles discussing intention and its effect on relationships. The 4 Qualities Of A Conscious Relationship “We are approaching a period of …

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June 28, 2017
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In this week’s blog we discussed what a successful relationship looks like, and we’ve found some great articles that complement our post. Relationship Rules “Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved…. Yet people have much trouble doing …

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June 21, 2017
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In this week’s blog we discussed the importance of authenticity in your relationship: “An authentic person is someone who is who they say they are. They aren’t pretending to be somebody different. They don’t boast of a Harvard degree; they …

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June 14, 2017
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In this week’s blog we asked how do you know if this is the right relationship for you. Some good articles here looking at various aspects of this question. 3 Ways to Know When a Relationship Isn’t Right for You …

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June 7, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the heart of the matter – having a peaceful relationship. These articles look at the difference between partnership and competitive behavior. Are You Competing in Your Relationship? “One of the cardinal rules of …

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May 31, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about how to reach mutual solutions in your relationship. These articles address various aspects of finding solutions and doing so without compromising. Want a great marriage? Don’t compromise. “I define compromise as each party …

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May 24, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about how you fix a needy relationship. These articles cover various aspects of that, including from the partner’s point of view. How to Become Whole in a Relationship “A solid relationship is two whole …

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May 17, 2017
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  In this week’s blog we stated that no matter what you think, not all couples fight! It’s a radical view, but here are a few relationship experts who agree. How Not to Fight “In my counseling practice, couples are …

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May 10, 2017
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  In this week’s blog we wrote about choosing how you want your relationship to be. Here are a variety of articles that talk about this, often in the context of writing about the different kinds of relationships that people …

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May 3, 2017
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In this week’s blog we are discussing feeding and nourishing our relationships. Here are some articles we’ve selected for you on this topic. 10 Ways to Nourish Your Marriage “What’s the key to a successful relationship? Sometimes it’s the simple …

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April 30, 2017
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People often spend lots of time and energy in finding a relationship. They will take courses, join online services, and read up on ways to meet and find partners. Much effort goes into deciding if this is the right match; …

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April 26, 2017
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In this week’s blog we looked at fear and love and how they affect relationships. There is some good writing here on those twin forces. To Love or to Fear? “In my life, I have begun to realize that behind …

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April 19, 2017
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In this week’s blog we looked at how important being positive is for your relationship. Here are some interesting articles on positivity and relationships. How to Make Your Relationship More Positive “Most people think that you cannot create positivity—it’s either …

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April 12, 2017
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In this week’s blog we looked at how to find a relationship when you’re older. The writers have a wide view of what “older dating” means, but the advice applies at any age. He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On …

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April 5, 2017
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In this week’s blog we looked at the importance of respect in your relationship. Many people think this is even more important than communication. Here are some articles on this topic. What is Respect in a Healthy Relationship? “People have …

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March 29, 2017
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In this week’s blog we asked if there are more successful relationships than you think. It was difficult to find articles directly pertaining to this topic, but here are some interesting ones on what makes successful relationships. What Research Tells …

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March 22, 2017
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This week in our blog we discussed how being all in helps your relationship. Here are some articles discussing this topic. Are You Fully Present in Your Relationship or Marriage? “You know that feeling you get when you’re talking to …

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March 15, 2017
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This week in our blog we discussed how little changes can have big results. Here are some interesting discussions of the effect of little changes in your relationship. 9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond “If you’re in a …

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March 8, 2017
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This week in our blog we discussed giving and receiving love, and we’ve found some great articles about this. 5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving “…there are hidden downsides to prioritizing giving over receiving. I’m referring to interpersonal …

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March 1, 2017
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  This week we discussed celebrating your relationship in our blog. Here are some articles for your consideration: 8 Ways to Celebrate Your Husband (or Wife). Tonight! “A friend recently called to tell me that it had taken her a …

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February 22, 2017
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  In this week’s blog we asked if you were too snippy in your relationship. Snippiness is not a common topic, so some of these discuss contempt. Relationship Communication: How to Talk So That Your Partner Will Listen “The guidelines …

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February 15, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about celebrating the many forms of love on Valentines Day. Here are some articles you might enjoy. The 4 Types of Love We Should All Experience “Love is so nuanced that the Ancient Greeks …

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February 8, 2017
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  In this week’s blog we wrote about attention and why it is so important in all relationships. Here are some articles discussing that. Pay Attention. Is This The Simplest Relationship Key? “Experts also point out that paying attention to …

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February 1, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about why you need time apart in your relationship. We have some links about this for you. Be Apart to Stay Together “New research shows that happy long-married couples often say their secret is, …

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January 27, 2017
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Maude and I know from our direct experience that relationships without conflict are possible. This is an uncommon position to take, and many people are doubtful, so it is a pleasure to find similar writings. I came across “How to …

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January 25, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about commitment. This week’s links discuss various aspects of this topic. Committed Relationship – What Does That Really Mean? “Commitment also requires that each partner choose it themselves. I don’t believe anyone can force …

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January 18, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about sacred space, the time spent focused on each other. This week’s links are about that. The Policy of Undivided Attention “Before you were married, spending time alone with each other was your highest …

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January 11, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about whether differences are a strength or a weakness in a relationship, and concluded that, except for major differences, they are a positive. This week’s links write about that, including one that is about …

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January 4, 2017
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In this week’s blog we wrote about growth and change in the new year. These articles offer resolutions for the new year and observations on personal growth. New Year’s Resolution for Your Relationship: More Kissing “What’s a fast way to …

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December 28, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the only way that works: the Golden Rule. These articles have some wonderful discussions on this topic. The Golden Rule is a post from the author of “Ethics and the Golden Rule” “Let’s consider …

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December 21, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about making lists and keeping score. These articles have some amusing anecdotes about this. Do You Keep Score in Your Relationships? “You and your partner just argued for the umpteenth time about whose turn …

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December 14, 2016
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  In this week’s blog we continued our discussion of core values; here are some different articles on this topic. We think you’ll enjoy them. What Core Values Mean to Love “Core values form the foundation on which we live …

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December 7, 2016
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  In this week’s blog we wrote about what core values are. These posts have some excellent perspectives on this topic. We think you’ll enjoy them. Understanding your core values in relationships (no they’re not your common interests) “One of …

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November 30, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote that we’re all one family – let’s act like one. These posts have inspiration for us all. A New Map for Relationships “Working on global issues proved critical to bringing magic back into our …

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November 23, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about how to talk turkey together this thanksgiving. These posts all have insights and advice for Thanksgiving. How To Survive Thanksgiving With Your Family Post-Election “Thanksgiving is all about coming together as a family …

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November 16, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the impact of the election–how to both stay present and move forward. These posts all have insights and advice on how to proceed after the election, as well. The Critical Role of Self-Care …

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November 9, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about how to stay present in a crisis and in your relationship. These posts offer some ideas about this. 5 Steps for Being Present “So, how do we stay present? The first thing to …

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November 2, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about celebrating the differences in your relationship. This week’s link cover various aspects of that. How Differences With Your Spouse Can Make Your Marriage Stronger “When I first met Gail, I was attracted to …

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October 26, 2016
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In this week’s blog we asked whether you can avoid drama in your relationship. We found many different approaches to this question, so we have more links than usual this week. Hope you enjoy them! 7 Crucial Steps to Minimize …

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October 19, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the process we use to make decisions, solve problems and create mutual solutions. Other articles covering aspects of that: Effective Listening “Here are a few rules to start the process: Never interrupt when …

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October 12, 2016
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This week’s blog covers our anniversary trip during which we wrote independently, only to discover we both covered the themes of total acceptance, being present and making time for each other. As these are core themes of successful relationships, this …

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October 5, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the importance of personal space in a relationship. Here are several articles with personal stories about that. Forget sex, the secret to a long-lasting relationship is space “When our daughter was six months …

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September 28, 2016
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In this week’s blog we wrote about the small things in your relationship that might be overlooked. Here are several articles about the little things that count. 8 Little Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Relationship “…little things could …

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September 21, 2016
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In this week’s blog we write about making time for your relationship. Here are some good, and individually different, articles on this. The Secret to Finding Time for Your Relationship “Time is a mystery. When we’re young, we have all …

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September 14, 2016
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This week’s blog asks if you’re losing your identity in a relationship. Here are some thoughts to this topic. How to Be With Someone But Still Be Yourself “But that feeling of merging may contribute to you feeling like you’re …

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September 7, 2016
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  This week’s blog is on the paradox of intimacy and separateness in a relationship. Here are some interesting writings on this topic. The Paradox of Intimacy in a Healthy Marriage “To many of us, the struggle for intimacy may …

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August 31, 2016
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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 …

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August 24, 2016
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This week’s blog is on how to communicate in your relationship and getting to know yourself. Here are some articles discussing this topic. We’ve linked to this first article before, but it is so to the point that we’re including it …

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August 17, 2016
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This week’s blog is on maintaining flexibility within your relationship. Here are some articles discussing this topic. Improving Couples’ Attachment Security, Intimacy, Stability and Satisfaction “I believe the primary objective in couple therapy is to help couples improve the stability …

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August 10, 2016
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This week’s blog is on belief and intention within relationships. Here are some articles of interest on this topic. 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Enter A Relationship “Recently, I did something radical; I entered into a relationship with …

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August 3, 2016
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  This week’s blog is on the power of touch. Here are some articles to this very important topic: The Power of Touch “Touch is the first sense we acquire and the secret weapon in many a successful relationship. Here’s how …

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July 27, 2016
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  This week’s blog is a review of together.guide and the article we wrote for them on “Our Conflict-Free Relationship.” It’s hard to find articles that espouse our position directly, but these cover the important issue of communication in relationships. …

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July 20, 2016
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This week’s blog is on peace in your relationship and the world. Here are some articles on peaceful relationships. The Secret to Peaceful Relationships “There was a time when it was very easy for me to be disappointed by other …

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July 13, 2016
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  This week’s blog is on 5 ways to stop arguments in your relationship. Here are some further articles about this. How to Stop Arguing “Every couple–no matter how well they communicate in a relationship–has times where they disagree. At …

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July 6, 2016
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This week’s blog asks if you’ve drifted apart, and shares ways to reconnect with your partner. Here are some more writings on that subject. 9 Easy Ways To Reconnect In Your Relationship “Lots of the couples I see have locked …

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June 29, 2016
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This week’s blog is about why you have to believe in a conflict-free relationship to have one. Here are some writings on how belief affects your reality. What You Believe Is What You See “When things aren’t going well in …

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June 22, 2016
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This week’s blog is about being present in your relationship. Here are some writings on that subject. Are You Fully Present in Your Relationship or Marriage? “You know that feeling you get when you’re talking to your partner or spouse …

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June 15, 2016
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This week’s blog asks if there is a better way than compromise. Our approach is quite different than most on this issue, but after searching, we found some great links for you. Compromise: Is there an Alternative? “I hear a …

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June 8, 2016
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This week’s blog was on how to improve your relationship with active listening, and here are some interesting articles about that: How To Get Heard In Your Relationships: The Power Of Active Listening “There is nothing worse than not feeling …

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June 1, 2016
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This week’s blog was on balancing intimacy and individual time, and we have some good articles on that this week: Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: “Here’s …

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May 25, 2016
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  This week’s blog was on alienation within your relationship, and what you can do about it. Some articles around that topic: Rekindle Emotional Intimacy in Your Relationship “Emotional distance is one of the primary complaints of couples that come …

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May 18, 2016
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This week’s blog was on what you can take away from a breakup in order to improve your next relationship. We hope you enjoy these. Breakups and new relationships offer opportunities to break old habits “New relationships also offer the …

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May 11, 2016
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This week’s blog was how our approach to relationships applies to all relationships, not just romantic ones. This was a hard subject for which to find articles! We hope you enjoy these. Conflict Resolution Skills “Conflict arises from differences, both large …

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May 4, 2016
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This week’s blog was on why words are as important as deeds in a relationship. Here are some good articles on different aspects of this topic. 9 Steps to Better Communication Today “The most popular myth about communication in relationships …

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April 27, 2016
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This week we blogged about why we wrote our new book, and we can’t find any links about that! So instead, here are some excerpts from our new book, “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship.” Another Way We live a …

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April 20, 2016
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This week’s blog was on how differences need not be problems, and how knowing yourself is a key to achieving this. Here are some articles on these areas. Marriage: 7 Ways to be more accepting of your spouse “When you’re …

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April 13, 2016
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Last week’s blog discussed how a relationship becomes filled with peace when there is no conflict. We feel this is such an important topic that we are including further links that discuss it. What Makes Conflict? How Are Conflicts Resolved? …

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April 6, 2016
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This week’s blog was on how a relationship becomes filled with peace when there is no conflict. Here are some articles that make some suggestions. 5 Rules for Relationship Peace “Baylor University psychologists recently interviewed 3,539 married couples … it …

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March 30, 2016
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This week’s blog was on whether relationships have to have conflict. The prevailing belief is that they do; we say absolutely not. It’s been a bit of a stretch to find links to share with you, but here are some …

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March 23, 2016
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This week’s blog was on how to transform your relationship and live in the present. Here are a few articles on this topic with some excellent thoughts. 4 Steps to Transform Your Relationships “In essence, we often interact with people …

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March 16, 2016
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This week’s blog was on “How to Have a Relationship Without Anger and Arguments.” Our viewpoint is radically different; most writers espouse conflict as being inevitable. This first article is a rare exception. Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All …

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March 9, 2016
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This week our blog is about not fighting about the little things in your relationship, aka which way should the toilet paper go? Here are a few articles on this topic with some excellent suggestions on how to work with this issue. …

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March 2, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we asked why core values are important in relationships. Here are some other authors with useful insights. Why shared values are more important than shared interests “If you have shared values, regardless of your interests, …

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February 24, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about how you can’t talk and listen at the same time. Other writers offer their suggestions for active listening. Practicing Active Listening Can Improve Your Relationship “Often partners are convinced that they are …

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February 17, 2016
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  In this week’s blog article we wrote about how to make every day Valentines Day in your relationship. Other writers offer their suggestions. Spread The Love! 10 Ways To Make Every Day Valentine’s Day “The importance of giving material …

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February 10, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about how to keep romance in your relationship. Here are some articles that offer ideas on how to do this. (Tip: sometimes the fonts on these pages are teeny! Use Ctrl-Plus to enlarge …

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February 3, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about maintaining your sacred space. Here are some articles that cover various aspects of this topic. Speaking the Love Language of Quality Time “A central aspect of quality time is togetherness. I do not …

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January 27, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about sacred space. Here are some articles that touch on various aspects of this topic. Spend Time with your Partner for Relationship Success “Research has shown that one of the major reasons that …

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January 20, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about sex, intimacy and union. It was difficult finding articles that talked about the whole issue. Here are some articles that touch on various aspects of this trinity. Intimacy and Relationships “Emotional intimacy …

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January 13, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about celebrating your partner’s differences. Here are some interesting articles on this topic. How the Differences in Your Relationship Can Be Gifts “He came from a broken family while mine was still firmly …

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January 6, 2016
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In this week’s blog article we wrote about the difference between disagreeing and arguing. Ours is an unorthodox viewpoint, so we were pleased to find some very good articles on this topic. Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples …

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December 30, 2015
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We are happy to announce that the results of the survey of the best blog posts of 2015 are in and we want to share them with you. It was fascinating to find out what you all thought were the …

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December 16, 2015
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In this week’s blog article we write about How to be Separate Individuals with a Successful Relationship. Here are some articles that also speak to this topic. Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our …

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December 9, 2015
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In our blog article on How to be Successful in Your Relationship: Good Communication, we emphasize the importance of talking with your partner. Here are some articles that also speak to this topic. What is intimacy and why is it …

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December 2, 2015
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In our blog article on How to Avoid Loss of Intimacy, we emphasize prioritizing spending time together. Here are some articles that also speak to this topic. Spend Time with your Partner for Relationship Success “Research has shown that one …

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November 25, 2015
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This week’s blog article was on How to Reach Agreement Without Compromise. Although we have a very different viewpoint than many of the people who write to this topic, here are some articles that are in consonance with our message. …

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November 18, 2015
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We blogged this week on the importance of continuing to appreciate your partner and not taking taking them for granted. Here are some posts on the same subject that we think you’ll enjoy. 4 Tips to Stay Awake in Your …

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November 12, 2015
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We recently blogged on How a Peaceful  Relationship is Like Riding a Bicycle. Here are some more articles on having a peaceful relationship. How to Have a Peaceful Marriage in a Chaotic World “Ultimately, Inner Peace is not something we …

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November 4, 2015
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Here’s a mix of articles on intention. The Nature of Intentions in Relationships How important is intention in the growth and development of healthy relationships? Does the good stuff just happen by itself? Can we make our goals, our dreams, …

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October 28, 2015
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  This week, we blogged on How to Avoid Trouble in Your Relationship: Don’t Keep Score! Be sure to read it. We also wrote a guest post at Digital Romance: How Making “Lists” Could Be HURTING Your Relationship “In relationships, people often …

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October 21, 2015
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Here are some articles on knowing yourself. The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware “Self-awareness (sometimes also referred to as self-knowledge or introspection) is about understanding your own needs, desires, failings, habits, and everything else that …

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October 14, 2015
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Here are some articles on Being Right. Being Right or Being in Relationship: Which Do You Choose? “A person who is more interested in being right will focus on what they are not getting from another person, and spend their time …

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October 7, 2015
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Here are some articles on work in relationships, and whether it is necessary. Ben Affleck And The Experts Are Wrong: Marriage Is Not Hard Work “But contrary to what everyone seems to think — experts in the field, friends, therapists — …

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September 30, 2015
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Here are some articles on commitment. We think that you’ll enjoy them and find some useful ideas. What do we mean by commitment? “The difficulty is that we’re making promises about behaviors and outcomes, but ignoring the process necessary to …

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September 23, 2015
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Our approach to this issue is sufficiently unusual that it was difficult to find any links that directly address the topic. However, here are three articles that do talk to sustaining joy within your relationship. Finding the Deepest Joy in …

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September 16, 2015
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Here are some articles on power struggles in relationships and how to avoid or move past them. We may not agree with everything here, but some of the advice is excellent. “Widen the Lens” to Avoid Power Struggles “In reality, power …

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September 9, 2015
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Here are some writings on little white lies. There are lots of different view on this issue. What do you think? Leave a comment. White Lies: This cover the types of white lies, the reasons for them, their impact, and how …

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September 2, 2015
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Here are some writings on honesty in relationships. Although we may not agree with everything they say, we think they all have something to offer.   Honesty Can Make or Break a Relationship Radical Honesty for a Healthy Marriage How …

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August 26, 2015
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Here are this week’s writings on New Relationships. How to Stop Repeating Past Mistakes in Love How To Avoid Making The Same Relationship Mistakes Over And Over Again Starting a Relationship 101  
August 19, 2015
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Here are some writings on The Three A’s for this week — Acceptance, Appreciation, Acknowledgement. Is Radical Acceptance the Key to a Lasting Relationship? Appreciation in Relationships The Gift of Acknowledgement
August 13, 2015
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We pick out and share with you various articles and blogs on relationships written by a wide variety of authors in the field. We’ve been writing about core values, and found some really good posts for the Reading Corner for this …

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August 5, 2015
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We pick out and share with you various articles and blogs on relationships written by a wide variety of authors in the field. Here are our picks for the Reading Corner for this week: Why Be Present The Power of Emotional …

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July 30, 2015
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We pick out and share with you various articles and blogs on relationships written by a wide variety of authors in the field. Here are our picks for the Reading Corner for this week: Relationships Improve When You Start With …

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