Tag: Individuality and Relationship

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week we blogged on the truth of the “we” at the core of relationships. Here are some fascinating articles sharing studies about the use of “we” versus “I” in relationships.
How to Improve Your Relationship With One Simple Word “… check this out: Researcher Robert Levenson and colleagues at University of California, Berkeley, have been eavesdropping on our relationships and found couples who use the word “we” when talking, especially about difficult things, are happier, calmer, exhibit more positive emotional behavior, have less negative automatic arousal (i.e.
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The Truth of the “We” at the Core of Relationships

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A core aspect of our relationship is the “We”. And yet we are each separate individuals.
Herein lies a paradox we referred to in last week’s blog about seeing differences as an asset. As well as making the “we” central in our relationship, to be an unquestioned baseline, it is also necessary for us to have the knowledge and experience that we are honored, respected and supported unique individuals.
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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 discussed how to reconcile individuality and union in your relationships. Here are some insightful articles on that topic.
The Importance of Maintaining Your Individuality in Relationships “‘You complete me.’ Who doesn’t love this seminal line from Tom Cruise’s character in the movie Jerry McGuire?
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How to Reconcile Individuality and Union in Your Relationships

To be in a relationship is to exist in a state somewhere between individuality and union; this is so for all relationships, not just personal ones. We are both the relationship and the individual. Ideally, we move smoothly between these states without any struggle; there is no resistance, no attachment.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to balance individuality and your relationship. Here are some other writes discussing how to be in a relationship without losing your sense of self.
Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: ‘Here’s my issue.
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How to Balance Individuality and Your Relationship

We usually go to breakfast, choose a topic, write separately about it and then merge our writings, but sometimes, even though we are saying the same things, we phrase it so differently that it makes more sense to present them individually.
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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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