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Quality vs. Quantity – The Paradox of Our Time

Quality vs. Quantity – The Paradox of Our Time | marriage | Scoop.it
I was reading my buddy J. Money’s blog over at Budgets Are Sexy this morning, and he had a short poem/essay that really drove home something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.
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More leisure, but less fun?

Bigger houses, but smaller families?

Great poem that is too true.

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Sometimes, learning to be empathic is hard

Sometimes, learning to be empathic is hard | marriage | Scoop.it

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willingness to dig deeper. - understanding the context where people are-

thought provoking

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Till Death Do Us Part: 3 Unusual Life Lessons Learned at My Dad’s Bedside

Till Death Do Us Part: 3 Unusual Life Lessons Learned at My Dad’s Bedside | marriage | Scoop.it
With My Dad – Listening to Stories
My Dad passed away last week.
It was a bittersweet event – he had suffered deteriorating health for several years and was ready to be at peace.
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A moving tribute by a son to his father, that show much of a difference that love can make in a man's love. His father gave up drinking, and smoking, in order to keep his family. A true act of love! 

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Listening with great intention helps us understand others | Values - Pass It On

Listening with great intention helps us understand others | Values - Pass It On | marriage | Scoop.it
Listening is what helps us hear others and understand the world around us. Explore stories, quotes and images about the value of listening. Pass it On.
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Coping with long-distance grandparent relationships | BabyCenter ...

Coping with long-distance grandparent relationships | BabyCenter ... | marriage | Scoop.it
12 Responses to Coping with long-distance grandparent relationships. momoftwo says: April 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm. We're long distance (really long, like continents away), but we try to get home at Christmas and in the summer ...
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Nomalanga: Porsha & Kordell's Divorce Shows Ultimatums Have No Place In Healthy Relationships

Nomalanga: Porsha & Kordell's Divorce Shows Ultimatums Have No Place In Healthy Relationships | marriage | Scoop.it
By Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses So the latest news from the Desperate Housewives circuit (yes, I know they call themselves "real"; not "desperate") is that former Steeler, Kordell Stewart, is divorcing  Real Housewives star, Porsha Williams-Stewart.
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communication is two way- you have to have 'buy-in' to even have 1 follower

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Psychologists Discover What Gary Douglas Has Been Saying About ...

Psychologists Discover What Gary Douglas Has Been Saying About ... | marriage | Scoop.it
Men believe that if they get into a relationship, they'll get the sex they're looking for. Women think that if they have sex with someone, they'll get.
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Do you agree?

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Why Living in the Now Makes Your Relationships Say Wow - Ask Dr ...

Why Living in the Now Makes Your Relationships Say Wow - Ask Dr ... | marriage | Scoop.it
In this Ask Dr. Love radio show, Dr. Jamie Turndorf discusses the link between mindfulness (living in the now) and relationship satisfaction In this episod...
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A Technique to Solve Conflict in Relationships - Care2

A Technique to Solve Conflict in Relationships - Care2 | marriage | Scoop.it
One of my husband's most reliable responses to my often high level of emotionality is: “Can you just be neutral?”
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Neutral or disloyal?

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The Importance of Healthy Boundaries in Romantic Relationships ...

When healthy boundaries are not established in courtship or committed relationships, those relationships become ridden with rigidness and control. This is more difficult to do in relationships where a partner is struggling with ...
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8 Great Dates (for $10 or less): Investing in your marriage doesn't have to break the bank!

Investing in your marriage doesn't have to break the bank!

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Best memories are from dates like these~

 

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Love these creative ideas for super-cheap dates! Completely do-able!

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Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People? | Dr. Jim Taylor ...

Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People? | Dr. Jim Taylor ... | marriage | Scoop.it
Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?
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Missing crucial elements- too easy for dishonest people to hide who they really are- 

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10 Mistakes Companies Make That Destroy Employee Productivity

10 Mistakes Companies Make That Destroy Employee Productivity | marriage | Scoop.it
Does your company help or hinder employee productivity? Many workplaces present obstacles, rules, and distractions that keep workers from getting their job done. Don't let your company make these m...
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Nebraska couple share secrets to 65 years of marriage - Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska couple share secrets to 65 years of marriage - Omaha World-Herald | marriage | Scoop.it
Nebraska couple share secrets to 65 years of marriage
Omaha World-Herald
A big, close-knit family and compromise are the keys to marriage for Gene and Madeline Schmeeckle. The Eustis, Neb., couple is celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today.
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Willing to compromise? finding ways to keep a strong bond with family???

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9 Things Your Relationships Need From You

9 Things Your Relationships Need From You | marriage | Scoop.it
There is greatness and beauty in doing something inconvenient for the sake of someone you care about. All relationships require work. They don't just materialize ...
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worth what you put into it- skills we learn, they don't just happen

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Why Balancing Your Time is a Lie & What to Do Instead

Why Balancing Your Time is a Lie & What to Do Instead | marriage | Scoop.it
I received an email last week from a woman who was really upset.
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Do you have boundaries?

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Many Men Tend to Keep Relationships at Arm's Length | Psych ...

Many Men Tend to Keep Relationships at Arm's Length | Psych ... | marriage | Scoop.it
For women, happiness and contentment is intimately bound up in both their romantic partnerships and best friendships. In contrast, men remain at a.
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The 12 Ties that Bind Long-Term Relationships | Williamsburg ...

The 12 Ties that Bind Long-Term Relationships | Williamsburg ... | marriage | Scoop.it
What are the secrets to a healthy and lasting relationship. This article describes 12 things researchers have identified help us stay together, such as enjoying new things together and focusing on your partner's positive traits.
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I agree with some of the things-but boarderline creepy on others- "posessiveness', always knowing where your spouse is"-for some. red flags.

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Tests of Trust: Important Moments in Relationships

Tests of Trust: Important Moments in Relationships | marriage | Scoop.it
Three Situations When Trust is Built
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Has applications in many relationships- tiny moments can mean so much in our lives

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Marriage health check recommended for older couples - Marilyn ...

Marriage health check recommended for older couples - Marilyn ... | marriage | Scoop.it
Older couples should reassess their relationships, Relate advises.
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5 Ways to Grow Fleeting Contacts into Lasting Relationships

5 Ways to Grow Fleeting Contacts into Lasting Relationships | marriage | Scoop.it
Turning contacts into mutually beneficial relationships requires discipline, organization and generosity. Make it about them, not you.
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About all kinds of relationships- 

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A Technique to Solve Conflict in Relationships - Care2

A Technique to Solve Conflict in Relationships - Care2 | marriage | Scoop.it
One of my husband's most reliable responses to my often high level of emotionality is: “Can you just be neutral?”
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Important 'A' Words That Strengthen Relationships | P.M. NEWS ...

Important 'A' Words That Strengthen Relationships | P.M. NEWS ... | marriage | Scoop.it
Important 'A' Words That Strengthen Relationships | First with Nigeria News – Nigerian leading evening Newspaper -
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Appreciate, Give Attention, Admire- can't go wrong, can't get enough of these ways to build relationships with those you love

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5 Tips To Keep Passion Alive in Long Term Relationships | Care2 ...

5 Tips To Keep Passion Alive in Long Term Relationships | Care2 ... | marriage | Scoop.it
Most of my sexuality has occurred in a long term, mostly monogamous marriage of more than 30 years.
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Spontaneity - ans watch this-http://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship.html

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Study: Romantic relationships may make you sick | FOX6Now.com ...

Study: Romantic relationships may make you sick | FOX6Now.com ... | marriage | Scoop.it
OHIO (WITI) -- Feeling insecure and anxious about your romantic relationship may harm your health. Ohio State University researchers studied nearly 100 couples. All reported their general anxiety levels and answered ...
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