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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to find mutual solutions and avoid conflict. Here is some more advice on doing just that.
Interpersonal Conflict and Effective Communication “Conflicts run all the way from minor, unimportant differences to disputes which can threaten the existence of a relationship.
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How to Find Mutual Solutions and Avoid Conflict

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One aspect of this stay-at-home period is how on top of each other some people are, and the risk of tension and conflict this creates. We often talk about having a conflict-free relationship. What do we mean in this instance? Conflict, as we define it, is something that causes estrangement and the feeling of distance between people.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about sex and union in a relationship, one of three aspects of mutuality. Here are articles about both the scientific and union aspects.
4 Scientific Ways Good Sex Brings You Closer to Your Partner “Does engaging in intercourse make you feel closer to your partner?
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Sex and Union in a Relationship

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Last week we wrote about mutuality, a co-creative element of our relationship. There are two other factors that form the foundation of our way of being together. One of these is the union that arises from sexual connection.
For nearly four months, we have had medical problems which have precluded sexual intercourse.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we said that mutuality is the core of a peaceful relationship. Here are some articles that talk about this from differing points of view.
The Principle of Mutuality in Relationships “There is a universal rule or principle that, if properly practiced and adhered to in every layer of societies, will bring about peace, prosperity and justice for all.
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Mutuality is the Core of a Peaceful Relationship

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PHIL: One view of relationships is that they have a competitive element. They trade in currencies like love, chores, sex, money and compliments, and people maneuver to get the best possible deal. But you can instead throw away all those price tickets and live differently.
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In this week’s blog, we talked about why it’s important to share your true feelings in your relationship. We found some articles with very astute insights into this subject.
How to Talk About Feelings With Your Romantic Partner “Here’s the thing: Naming feelings is not the final step to solving difficulties.
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It’s Important to Share Your True Feelings in Your Relationship

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Our partners and intimates are not mind readers, yet too often we act as though they are.
We are taught in society to be polite, not hurt other’s feelings, be careful what we say and how we say it. In essence, we are encouraged to be guarded and not share our inner thoughts and feelings.
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In this week’s blog, we’ve written about a form of reframing that can improve your relationship. Here’ are some articles that present positive reframing in different and interesting ways.
What Kind of Frame is Your Relationship in? “In counseling, it’s common to hear stories about how a person believes their significant other has “changed” over the years.
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How to Reframe Your Relationship for the Better

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The common wisdom about relationships is that there will be times of conflict. You will find writer after writer advising you to handle this by talking, being kind, communicating, compromising, making lists, having date nights and accepting the inevitable.
But even though that may describe the majority of relationships, we say it is not inevitable and there is another way to interact that is conflict-free, non-adversarial, peaceful.
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