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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about treasuring the bond at the core of your relationship. These articles discuss how to find that bond and foster it.
Ten Elements of Effective Relationships “The other day, a friend pointed out that I very often write from the perspective of what people are doing wrong, as opposed to what they are doing right.
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Treasure the Bond at the Core of Your Relationship

Phil and Maude

At the beginning of the month, Maude visited her old haunts in Europe while Phil stayed home. We both wrote about the experience of the separation and how it highlighted the sense of union that we have. This makes it a perfect topic for today because we’re in Carson City celebrating our wedding anniversary.
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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

Two cats entwined

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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In this week’s blog, we wrote about how sexuality can unify body, mind and spirit. Here are some articles commenting about different aspects of this topic.
5 Signs You’re In A Highly Sacred Relationship “On some level, every relationship is sacred as it holds opportunity for us to grow.
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How Sexuality Can Unify Body, Mind and Spirit

Phil: Sex is an important part of our relationship, but we haven’t written about it much, as it is both transcendent and elusive.
We see sexual encounters as lying on a spectrum from two people having separate sexual experiences together to a full union.
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In this week’s blog, we wrote about communication and individuality in a relationship. Here are some articles that address this.
How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills “We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy. And good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction.
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Communication and Individuality in a Relationship

In last week’s blog post we discussed the importance of truly recognizing that in any relationship, there is a person other than one’s self present:
“We feel that to truly develop a successful intimate relationship, you have to acknowledge and accept someone as uniquely different from you…”
“This involves an understanding that this person has just as rich a life: has dreams, has worries, has a bad knee and has run out of coffee and needs to pee.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about the paradox of union and separateness in a relationship. Here are some excellent articles on this subject.
The Central Paradox of Love: Esther Perel on Reconciling the Closeness Needed for Intimacy with the Psychological Distance That Fuels Desire “How to live with those paradoxes, rather than succumbing to the self-defeating urge to treat them as problems to be solved, is what Belgian psychotherapist and writer Esther Perel explores in Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (public library).
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The Paradox of Union and Separateness in a Relationship

Phil: I want to write about how we create these blogs because it illuminates the way we are together.
We usually talk about topics until one appears and feels fruitful, explore it some, then go off and write separately. When we come together again, we may amalgamate our different voices, interleave our different aspects, or take one as the framework and polish it, but whatever way we end up writing, one thing is certain: that we each agree with what the other has written, even though it may be in a different voice.
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