Tag: Acceptance

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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.
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Why You Need Unconditional Acceptance in Your Relationship

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PHIL: How many couples do you know who criticize each other? Try to control the other? Try to change the other? Nearly everyone behaves like this at times.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Imagine making no demands on the other.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 about differences in relationships.
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See Differences as an Asset in Your Relationship

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Do you want a relationship founded in peace and dedicated to the highest good for both of you?
Most of us do. So what goes into having that?
There are some underlying principles that are part of any truly peaceful relationship.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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? If you’re striving to be the best you can be, honesty has to be at the foundation.
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Do You Have Thumbtacks in Your Relationship?

Thumbtacks. It’s a metaphor about total acceptance that works so well that we used it in both our books, and we’ve found that it resonates well with others, too.
Picture yourself barefoot, leaping and prancing around on a dance floor. You feel totally free to be completely yourself.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 begin their relationship with a variety of shared, positive experiences based on their mutual attraction and emerging love.
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The Challenge of Accepting My Partner’s Approach to Illness

Hi, Maude here. I’ve been facing some challenges to our usually very easy practice of total acceptance in this last period of time.
What is this issue that has been so difficult for me? Healthcare and how Phil and I differ on how to deal with illness.
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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, we find that the advice is often spot on.
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Do You Need to be Mature for a Conflict Free Relationship?

MAUDE: Some years ago we were doing an interview with Bill Weil of Conscious Couples Conversations and he asked us if we thought maturity had anything to do with having a peaceful relationship. This past weekend we were at an indie author book fair, and a marriage and family counselor approached us and asked the same question.
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