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How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass

How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
The hardest conversations can actually save your most cherished relationships. Find out how to have a tough talk that heals with seven steps from relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant.
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When we are in relationship with people we love, we are bound to have conflicts from time to time. Ilyanla does a beautiful job outlining having a conversation (in the interest of repair) that honors everyone involved.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:11 PM

Sometimes having difficult conversations is the best thing for a difficult relationship. 

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | Video on TED.com

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
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Brene Brown talks about the importance of human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, and love. And, how it takes courage to cultivate connection.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:06 PM

This is one of the best talks I've ever heard. 

Dr. Jan Hoistad's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:04 AM

Brene Brown's insights are not to be missed.

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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But don't blow it advice? I've got plenty.
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Relationship Advice: Communication techniques to save your marriage

http://www.LoveAtFirstFight.com - In this relationship advice video for couples, Bruce shares a technique for instantly connecting with your romantic partner...
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Great resource for improving communication skills in your relationship. Bruce uses the metaphor of a tennis game to show how to be a better listener and communicator. Great tool!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:34 PM

Check out this great video with an excellent metaphor for healthy communication...tennis! Just like only one person can serve at a time in the game of tennis, healthy communication works best when one person is the speaker and one person is the listener. 

Enjoy! Amy Fuller PhD

www.amyfullerphd.com www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org 

http://www.scoop.it/t/relationships-by-dr-amy-fuller 

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How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass

How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
The hardest conversations can actually save your most cherished relationships. Find out how to have a tough talk that heals with seven steps from relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant.
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When we are in relationship with people we love, we are bound to have conflicts from time to time. Ilyanla does a beautiful job outlining having a conversation (in the interest of repair) that honors everyone involved.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:11 PM

Sometimes having difficult conversations is the best thing for a difficult relationship. 

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David DeSteno: Compassion science

David DeSteno directs the Social Emotions Lab at Northeastern University where his research is pulling back the curtain to reveal some of the mechanics that ...
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Great video on the "science of compassion" and how we can foster compassion in ourselves for others.

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Fixing Relationship Problems with Humor: Using Laughter and Play in Relationships

Fixing Relationship Problems with Humor: Using Laughter and Play in Relationships | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
How humor, laughter, and play can be powerful tools in building and maintaining successful relationships.
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Fun and healing ways to increase intimacy in relationships with humor.
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That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work

That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
Small steps like taking time out for each other, trying new things and regular gestures of affection can help keep a marriage strong.
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Love is so much more than a feeling. It is work and the dividends are priceless!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 11, 2013 8:51 PM

Very nice article explaing the normality of marital disillusionment with tips for building companionship and posiive energy. www.amyfullerphd.com www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org 

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame | Video on TED.com

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.
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Brene Brown talks about how the emotion of Shame can create a feeling of disconnection in our relationships. We can know that we are not alone and it takes courage to risk reaching out and connecting with those we love when we are in the midst of shame. 

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What I Made Up In My Mind

What I Made Up In My Mind | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
We all have filters. Our filters are created from childhood, past relationships, what others modeled for us by their example, and how we intersect with culture. Everyone has different experiences t...
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Recognizing our own filters can allow us to be more receptive to one another.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:14 PM

Acknowledging our lenses can make a significant difference in our relationships and our level of happiness. “It is not necessarily reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. If we can change the lens, we can change your happiness.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day to Me? « Know

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me? « Know | Healthy Relationships | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to keep the love fires burning is first to be kinder to yourself, says education researcher Kristin Neff. Sounds like a win-win! Read more...
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When we learn to practice compassion with ourselves, we become more loving and compassionate with our partners.

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