Tag: Core values

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about transforming your relationship, a theme we also taught in our workshop. Here are some authors sharing their thoughts on various aspects of transformation.
Can One Person Transform a Relationship? “It sounds impossible, right? After all, it takes two to tango.
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How to Transform Your Relationship and Make it Conflict-free

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Last week we gave a workshop on transforming your relationship. Our work involves creating and re-framing relationships as peaceful conflict-free ones. In order to do that a change in perception is critical – a change in how you see relationships. What is the nature of that transformation?
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To Commit or Not to Commit; That Is the Question

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We’ve been unable to write a new blog this week as we were busy finalizing yesterday’s workshop, so we’re reposting a popular blog from past years.
We’ve written a number of blogs on core values and how important it is to be sure that these match for both of you.
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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

In this week’s blog, we wrote about core values and the deal breakers for a relationship. These articles have a lot of suggestions for you.
How to Find Out What You Want in a Relationship “Knowing exactly what you want out of a relationship is very difficult, especially if you’re young or inexperienced.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog we wrote about how to reach mutual solutions in your relationship. These articles address various aspects of finding solutions and doing so without compromising.
Want a great marriage? Don’t compromise. “I define compromise as each party going away equally unhappy.
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How to Reach Mutual Solutions in Your Relationship

We don’t argue. We don’t compromise. We don’t suppress our feelings. And we always find a solution to issues that works for both of us. Unlikely as that may sound, it’s been true for the dozen years we’ve known each other, and we’ve spent a lot of time examining why.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

 
In this week’s blog we stated that no matter what you think, not all couples fight! It’s a radical view, but here are a few relationship experts who agree.
How Not to Fight “In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes you may find it’s not so easy to give up your struggles.
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No Matter What You Think, Not All Couples Fight!

On the first anniversary of our meeting, we made an astounding discovery. We realized that we had never had an argument, had never fought, not even a little. It has now been twelve years we’ve been together (ten since we got married) and it is still true; we have never had a fight, never argued, never felt distanced, alienated, or estranged from one another.
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