I Can and I Will

Intention comes from the Latin intendere, which means to lean towards, to move towards. This is the source of the energy that moves us in the desired direction. There is a difference between desire and intention.

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Revenge is it’s Own Punishment

There are few criticisms that provoke more defensiveness than the accusation of being “vengeful.” For most of us, this is a particularly nasty attribute, even more negative than being egotistical,

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Irreconcilable Differences

LindaEven the most successful marriages contain irreconcilable differences, those differences that cannot be resolved completely. Some differences can be deal-breakers if one or both partners can’t tolerate them.

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Counter Intuitive Moves

CharlieSeveral years ago I attended a lecture by a well-known spiritual teacher and arrived twenty minutes late. On my way in I asked the doorman to give me a condensed version of what I’d missed.

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Love Language Plus

LindaI would like to honor Gary Chapman for his wonderful book The 5 Love Languages where he does an elegant job of describing the five most common ways that people like to have love shown: words of affirmation,

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No Victims & Perpetrators

Linda: One of most empowering shifts that takes place in the couples counseling is when both members realize that what has been getting in their way of making progress is the idea that they had been attached to that their partner was the cause of their difficulty and they begin to take their part in the breakdown.

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Escape from Prostitution

Rachel Moran grew up in Dublin. She came from an impoverished, troubled family. Both of her parents struggled with serious mental illness and addictions. Her mother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and she abused prescription drugs.

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The Antidote to Arrogance

We often write about the virtues and qualities that promote healthy and mutually-fulfilling relationships, such as generosity, respect, commitment, and compassion, to name a few in the top ten. Cultivating these qualities through intentional practice will do a lot to enhance the quality of all of our relationships.

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The Secrets of Great Relationships

After hearing from many frustrated people over the years we’ve heard from a lot of disenchanted people who have felt very pessimistic people about their chances of creating a fulfilling long-term partnership.

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30 Characteristics of Happy Couples

Linda:When my husband Charlie and I were interviewing the happiest couples we could find, we could clearly see that they were among the group that was keeping passionate romance alive over many decades.

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Me or We?

Since the perpetuation of the species is the force that drives the longing for connection, it seems that we’d be wired to get along with each other with ease and pleasure,

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Date Your Mate

There is an idea going around that you may have heard, that-long term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Unfortunately all too many people believe this myth and act accordingly.

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