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You Need to Balance Talking and Listening

Two people talking

There’s more to active listening than usually gets discussed.
We bumped up against this recently, while working on a Secret Project. We were talking, and both of us felt interrupted by the other. We’ve occasionally had this experience of being interrupted by the other person before completing the point we were trying to make.
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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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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance structure and flow in your relationship. Here are two articles that make a good case for being flexible in your life and relationships, and one about how to set joint goals.
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How to Balance Structure and Flow in Your Relationship

Both life and relationships need a balance between planning and going with the flow. This is an important part of our lives and the lives of our relationships. Yet how do we do both at the same time?
People differ in the degree to which they are open to new experiences.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

We wrote in this week’s blog on how to blend connection and separation in your relationship, and as usual, we’ve tracked down some other articles on this topic. Enjoy!
Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “Mutuality is one of the most important aspects of marriage success.
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How to Blend Connection and Separation in Your Relationship

This week, Maude has been away each night taking care of the grandchildren, and she recently took one of them up to the Bay area for a week. None of this put a ripple in our relationship. We have a constant ease and comfort with each other.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote on how to be both together and separate in your relationship. Here are some articles to that topic.
Time Together vs. Time Apart: Which Is More Important? “How much time should a couple spend together?
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How to Be Both Together and Separate in Your Relationship

The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about communication and individuality in a relationship. Here are some articles that address this.
How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills “We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy. And good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction.
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Communication and Individuality in a Relationship

In last week’s blog post we discussed the importance of truly recognizing that in any relationship, there is a person other than one’s self present:
“We feel that to truly develop a successful intimate relationship, you have to acknowledge and accept someone as uniquely different from you…”
“This involves an understanding that this person has just as rich a life: has dreams, has worries, has a bad knee and has run out of coffee and needs to pee.
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