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Ten Benefits of Healthy Couple Relationships

Research shows that partners who succeed in their love relationship have specific “emotional intelligence” skills that allow them to maintain an inner calm in conflict. This emotional mastery permits them to feel safe enough to remain present to their partner and the situation without setting off their own brain’s “fight or flee” defenses,

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  • January 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm


    This makes total sense to me. But, because I am now single, I don’t know if I can find someone who would understand the challenges of making these personal changes for me. Maybe I can do it myself, without conversations with my significant other. I hope so. I am in transition now with work, etc. Maybe I should intentionally avoid relationships until I get a new job. Probably. My biggest stressor is worrying about money. Thank goodness, though, for a former boyfriend who understands and is supportive from a distance. In my former life, 25 years of marriage, I think I already was practicing this self-control. But, now it’s more difficult. I’m going to move in that direction . . . . maintaining my alone-ness with the help of this old friend, until I get a more stable situation. Definitely going to look for your books and read the rest of your articles.


  • May 8, 2017 at 11:55 am

    This post provided some very interesting information on healthy relationships and how they affect our well being. Being in a relationship definitely has benefits which outweigh being single. I am doing research for a Relationship Essay and I am grateful to have come across your blog. Thanks.

  • May 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I recently broke up with someone and this post supported me through the good bad and the crazy. This website was a friend when i had none and it supported me through my emotional journey. God bless merica!


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