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Communication

Respect and 25 Ways to Show It

Linda: Respect is defined as “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.”

To have a great relationship, there needs to be a high level of respect on the part of both partners. For those couples who are less intentional and accomplished in this area, their lack of respect holds the partnership down to lower levels of well-being.

There are some simple steps we can take to stop any of the...
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Communication

Myth: If You Have Good Self-Esteem, You Don’t Need Validation

Linda: I recently heard a story about a little girl whose grandmother bought her a new toy before going to church, but had not yet shown it to the girl. Since she was so young, it was hard to sit still in church, and her incentive was that she would be able to enjoy her new toy when the service was over. When the service was complete, the grandmother began talking to the priest, and the...
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Commitment

Recovery From Infidelity-Part 2

The confession rocks their world.


Linda: This is the story of Simon and Davey, a story of broken trust due to affairs on both their parts. Their deteriorated relationship is an all too frequent phenomenon. Part 2 shows how excessive attention to work and children, coupled with unskillful avoidance patterns and dishonesty damaged their relationship. In Part 3, we get to see the general principles of how this couple healed the badly broken trust. Part 4 gives...
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Commitment

Recovery from Betrayal and Infidelity-Part I

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Here’s how one couple did it.


Charlie: This is the first blog in a four part series. Infidelity isn’t an event, even those that are just one-night stands. It’s a process that occurs over time and starts long before the actual extramarital experience occurs. Perhaps an even more accurate way of defining infidelity would be to refer to it as a state of mind that erodes the trust and goodwill of a relationship that...
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Commitment

Sex is Important – Part 2

Linda: There can come a time when there is recognition that the sexual aspect of our relationship needs a boost. It may appear that the lack of luster is with our partner, but perhaps we have settled into predictable patterns and are not completely present.

No one can fix a sexual relationship for us. We must do our own work, but so often people don’t know what their work is. If they knew what it was they would...
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Commitment

How Important is Sex? Part 1

Linda: Keeping sexual passion alive and healthy is a critical aspect in the process of sustaining an enduring and fulfilling partnership. It is the failure to do so that is a frequent factor in the breakdown of marriages.

While most of us realize that the extraordinary magic of initial infatuation wears off with time, there is little understanding of the ways in which it is possible to continually regenerate the vitality that is often lost when couples settle...
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