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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about making a fresh start in your year and life. Here are a variety of articles on that topic.
September Is Your Second-Chance January “This notion of new beginnings, incidentally, was the subject of an insightful 2014 paper by a trio of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
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A Fresh Start in Your Year and Life

Many of you know how we write these blogs together. This week, the two didn’t really merge well as they were so close in content and so different in style. So here they are directly from our pens (and computers) to you!
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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 make all your relationships successful. Here are some fascinating articles that speak to this topic.
Why Positive Relationships Are Needed for Emotional Health “It’s always good to see research that reveals how and why positive human connection in essential for emotional-physical health, wellbeing, and growth — especially when you experience adverse circumstances.
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How to Make ALL your Relationships Successful

The ways that we behave in our personal relationships are a pretty good approach to all relationships, whether BFF or your bank teller.
Recently Maude was relating an experience with a beloved long term friend of hers. She was bemoaning the fact that this friend never reaches out to make contact and overall does not do much to maintain the friendship, even though she states it is one of her most treasured and intimate relationships.
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What Are Core Values, and What Are Yours? Part I

Core values – what exactly are they? They differ from person to person, and if your partner’s values don’t match yours, they will emerge as irreconcilable differences in your most serious arguments. That is why it is so important to make sure those values match when entering a relationship.
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Why You Have to Believe in a Conflict-Free Relationship to Have One

“I know you two have an amazingly peaceful relationship, but what about me?”
“I read Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed and it’s all very well for you two to be so happy, but how do we do it?”
“I can’t imagine having a relationship like you describe.”
These and many similar questions came our way after our first book was released.
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Why Did We Write How Two: Have a Successful Relationship?

With our new book coming out next week, it’s a good time to share our personal reasons for writing it and how it came about.
Every relationship starts out well, and so did ours. As it continued, we were both struck by the sense that it was different and unusual, that it had a peaceful nature that was not circumstantial, but intrinsic.
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Great News About How Two: Have a Successful Relationship

Wow. The date of the first draft tells us our new book How Two: Have a Successful Relationship has been nearly two years in the making. But it’s finally ready, and the Kindle ebook will be available for pre-order this coming Friday April 15th.
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