Tag: Acceptance

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 Strengthen Your Relationship “To maintain a successful relationship it is necessary that both people maintain their own individuality and respect the individuality of their partner.
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How to Get a Peace of Our Mind

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It’s been a crazy three months. A poll this week found that 80 percent of people thought that the country was out of control. We have been writing about personal relationships for years, drawing from our direct experience. When the Coronavirus arrived, we couldn’t just carry on blithely as before, so we wrote about various aspects of relating in the year of the virus because it was front and center in everyone’s lives.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 what you can do about it.
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Why Neediness is Bad for Your Relationship

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PHIL: We’ve written before about how we each feel complete, and being together adds to us. This is in contrast to having a sense of neediness and wanting a partner to complete you.
But in returning to this subject, I am finding it hard to elaborate on because I still have wants and needs that Maude supplies.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 a life without hardship and difficulty.
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How to Avoid Struggle in Your Relationship

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Last year we went to a talk by Anne Lamott. The venue holds a couple of thousand people and the place was filled to the rafters. Anne gave a wonderful talk filled with personal revelations, sharing of her journey and lots of great humor, often pointed at herself.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 Linked To Personal Development “Your romantic partner can be a source of encouragement or discouragement and whether they uplift you or deflate you can determine what you achieve in life.
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Support the Growth of the Other Person in Your Relationship

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We’ve always held that one of the reasons our relationship works so well is that we respect the individuality of the other person. A core value and bedrock of our relationship is the commitment we share to supporting the growth of each other as individuals.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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 the relationship interesting,’ NYC-based therapist Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW tells Bustle.
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Relationship Differences Can Be Valuable and Important

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PHIL: Some writings have seared themselves into my brain. One was Games People Play. It was the first time I had met the idea of unconscious motivations, and also of being direct with people. Another was Be Here Now, the idea that the world in front of me is primary.
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