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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how truth transforms arguments in your relationship. Here are some articles that cover this from various viewpoints.
How Secrets and Lies Destroy Relationships “…in an intimate relationship, emotional honesty includes allowing our partner to know who we are.
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Truth Will Transform the Arguments in Your Relationship

Cat sulking

Maude offered to watch the grand-kids for a week, taking her away from the house except for school hours. The day before she was leaving, we were edgy with each other.
Don’t ask what it was about. I think it was my fault, feeling our usual life was being disrupted, eager to get space for writing, annoyed at having to make a series of decisions – who knows?
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to defuse drama in your relationship. Here are some articles looking at this from several different points of view.
How I Broke My Wife and Turned Her Against Me “As I write this, I’m worried my wife is broken.
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How to Defuse Drama in Your Relationship

We were both touched by a letter we received describing a marriage where the writer is criticized over many small things by their spouse. They weren’t seeking advice, just sharing, but it reminded us of a couple we have recently spent time with, and this caused us to have several discussions about this style of relating.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

We wrote in this week’s blog about avoiding fear and attachment in your relationship conflicts. Here are some articles and a video about unearthing the reasons behind your conflicts.
How to Develop Self-Love and Why This Will Strengthen Your Relationship “Of course it helps to be entering a relationship with a strong feeling of self-love.
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Avoid Fear and Attachment in Your Relationship Conflicts

This week we are continuing our discussion on the differences between us and how we handle them, differences that have come up as a result of Phil’s recent illness. Handling larger differences is a stage of Our Process. You can find details of that process in our blogs and outlined in our latest book.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to avoid annoyed in your relationship. These articles cover the issues of touch, dealing with anger and talking about feelings.
The Power of Touch “Hertenstein had volunteers attempt to communicate a list of emotions to a blindfolded stranger solely through touch.
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How to Avoid Annoyed in Your Relationship

Phil: When we were writing the newsletter last week, Maude complained that I was irritated and impatient. I wasn’t fully conscious of that until she pointed it out. A lot of the technical aspects – for example, photo production – are in my domain, and sometimes I feel the weight of these and other responsibilities.
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5 Ways to Stop Arguments in Your Relationship

Have you ever placed one hand flat on the table and smashed it hard with a hammer? Thought not, and that was because you chose not to.
That is the same reason we never argue – because we choose not to.
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Do Relationships Have to Have Conflict? Absolutely Not!

Many people write about conflict in relationships: how it’s bound to happen, how it’s better than letting things stew, how to fight fairly, how you must counterbalance it with good aspects of the relationship.
But here’s the thing: we don’t experience this at all.
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