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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 focus on Sanjay’s flaws. Instead, I needed to accept him as he was and commit to loving him. I needed to fully accept myself as well and not let the fear of rejection prevent me from being open and honest with my feelings.”

7 Ways to Be More Accepting of Your Partner—and Build a Stronger Relationship “The best relationships involve two individuals who feel they can function independently of one another. When one half of a partnership tries to control the other, the results can be disastrous for both sides. A healthy relationship includes trust, and an ability to let the other person be fully themselves, while also fully accepting and loving them.”

9 Differences Between Accepting & Tolerating Your Partner “Regarding romantic relationships, you may accept certain traits about your partner while only tolerating others. Of course, it helps to understand the differences between accepting and tolerating your partner in order to make the differentiation. ‘When we tolerate behavior, we are still angry, frustrated and resentful about it,’ Kim Olver, MS, LCPC, NCC, BCC, founder of The Relationship Center, and author of Secrets of Happy Couples, tells Bustle. ‘However, when we get to acceptance, all the negativity falls away — there is no frustration, anger, or resentment.'”

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