Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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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 5 Steps I Took To Save My Relationship “I had to learn how to show radical acceptance. “Andrea, just love him.” These were the surprising, profound words a wise friend had for me when I called to consult her after having a particularly bad fight with my boyfriend (now husband), Sanjay.”

Total Acceptance of The People in Your Life “Total acceptance of the people in your life is truly liberating. This means accepting someone for exactly who they are—not trying to change them or desperately hoping they grow, but rather accepting them for who they are right now. If you constantly try to change or pressure a person into becoming someone they currently aren’t, then even if they do change in the direction you desire, they probably won’t do it very well, they likely won’t do it for very long, and they will almost certainly resent you for it.”

Unconditional acceptance and limitless space for total honesty – can relationships be this simple? “Love is the energy of life, but it is an energy that can only flow through relationships that are based on unconditional acceptance and total honesty about everything. The thought system of perfect love enables you to easily accept everything and hide nothing. If you can do this, then you have transcended ego. Whether you call it enlightenment, awakening, or salvation, what is required is a total escape from ego.”

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