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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 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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In this week’s blog, we discussed why touch is so important in your relationships. There is so much to say to this topic that we chose to pick four articles this week that cover different aspects.
Why Physical Touch Is So Important in Relationships “Scientific studies have shown that touch can be decoded as a form of nonverbal communication across a diversity of developed countries.
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Why Touch is So Important in Your Relationships

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MAUDE: Touch. Such an important part of all relationships and yet often it can diminish or even almost disappear without people noticing it!
Touch in the simplest sense; not sexual, not even sensual; the act of sitting near enough to brush up against each other, placing your hand on someone’s arm or shoulder for a moment, hugging.
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In this week’s blog, we discussed how to find mutuality in your relationship. Here are some articles discussing mutuality from a variety of viewpoints.
When Love Is Kind: Mutuality In Relationships (Tina Tessina is one of our favorite relationship writers; see our Friday feature.) “Many people ask me, “How will I know if I’m in love?” Answer: Anyone who’s in love usually knows it; the real question should be are we mutually in love, or am I wasting my time?
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How to Find Mutuality in Your Relationship

We are conscious of the “we” at all times when planning and acting on things. It is critical to the success of a peaceful loving relationship to understand how to find mutuality, and how to create from that place of connection.
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In this week’s blog, we discussed the experience of being on the same side, how to recognize it weakening, and what to do about it. We found hardly any articles that focused on that experience; most write about how to return to that state, rather than how to avoid losing it.
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Know You are on the Same Side in Your Relationship

In any relationship, there can be a feeling of being on the same side that is quite delicious. It may be no more than the grizzled assistant at the hardware store helping you decide the best way to construct a raised flower bed.
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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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