Archives for February, 2015

Commitment

Yes, It Really Is Possible To Avoid Arguments – Part I

Creative Commons License Michael Coghlan via Compfight

Lots of people have heard that differences are inevitable but conflict is optional. While in our opinion, that is true, the real question has to do with just exactly how we manage to avoid conflict when those differences in our views, beliefs, preferences, and sometimes even values, show up between ourselves and those with whom we are closely connected. Differences are not only certain to...
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The Real Deal about Deal Breakers

And How to Avoid Them.


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One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our readers and students is “What are the deal-breakers in relationships?”  “Deal-breakers” are those behaviors or conditions that one partner is unable or unwilling to tolerate in a relationship. Because “tolerance” is a relative term and subject to everyone’s unique capacity to accept varying degrees...
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Got Happiness? If Not, Try What Slough Did.

In 2005, psychologist Richard Stevens initiated an experiment in the town of Slough, (rhymes with cow) in the Berkshire section of England. The purpose of his project was to determine whether it might be possible to intentionally raise the happiness level of an entire community by promoting certain practices among the population. Fifty Sloughians volunteered to participate in the program that was three months in length. They agreed to live in accordance with these ten...
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