Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we asked what is it like to act with love in your intimate relationships. Here are some articles speaking to different aspects of this question.
What is a Loving Relationship and Steps To Building One “When love is present in a relationship it consists of affection, care, and respect for another person. Different connections occur within relationships, too — from platonic and sexual to emotional and spiritual. Essentially, “a loving relationship is any relationship — friendship, romance, or family connection — where kindness, compassion, and genuine affection are at work,” explains Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a licensed clinical psychologist in Santa Rosa, California”
Why Love is a Choice You Make Every Day “Love is a choice and a decision because your actions determine if it lives on or ends. You are in control of how you act in your relationships and how much you push past conflict and challenges. When you decide to work on communication, trust, intimacy, or emotional security, you’re choosing love.”
Top 7 Tips On How To Create A Conscious Relationship Using ACT “ACT is based on a set of powerful principles that help you develop “psychological flexibility.” Psychological flexibility refers to the ability to adapt to changes with openness and awareness, and to take effective action guided by your values (the things that you hold important in life and that you want to stand for). Put more simply, psychological flexibility includes: 1. The ability to be present or ‘mindful.’; 2. The ability to take effective action.”