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Watch "The hack to save your marriage: Eli Finkel at TEDxUChicago" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "The hack to save your marriage: Eli Finkel at TEDxUChicago" Video at TEDxTalks | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
“The marriage hack has eliminated the downward trajectory of marriage dissatisfaction”

According to Eli Finkel, we’ve changed how we value our personal relationships: We’ve come to expect our spouses to fill roles traditionally left for platonic friends. And marriages may be suffering because of it, with surveys showing that average satisfaction declines consistently year after year. But that decline could be stopped. At TEDxUChicago, Finkel sheds light on an overwhelmingly simple step that couples can take to maybe save their relationships.
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21 minutes a year can increase the quality of your marriage and your life.

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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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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:14 PM

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!

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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6 Tips For Merging Finances As Newlyweds | Bankrate.com

6 Tips For Merging Finances As Newlyweds | Bankrate.com | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Marriage is more than joining together as husband and wife. It's also merging finances when you go from a couple to newlyweds.
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Great tips for newlyweds on how to merge finances. Very helpful!

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Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage?

Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Dust off your thank-yous. Make every day a day for thanks-giving.
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New studies support the idea that gratitude is an integral part of healthy relationships. As marriages move past the honeymoon stage, couples go from appreciating and loving every little detail about each other to taking each other for granted. A nourishing cycle of encouragement and appreciation provides extra incentive to maintain our relationships.

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A Therapist Explains Why You Need Sex (It's Not What You Think!)

A Therapist Explains Why You Need Sex (It's Not What You Think!) | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Bestselling author, couples therapist and clinical psychologist Sue Johnson talks about what makes sex really great at MindBodyGreen's first wellness summit, revitalize. She says, "Sex without love
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When Does Power Hurt Romance?

When Does Power Hurt Romance? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
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"First comes love, then comes the realization that we are navigating life’s journey with another person who may have different thoughts, feelings, and beliefs than us. How do we deal with having differing viewpoints from our romantic partners?"

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7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love

7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
What do people in happy long-term relationships have in common? Learn their science-backed secrets to staying satisfied for the long haul.

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Optimistic and helpful tidbits on how to maintain a healthy and vibrant marriage. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:34 AM

Research based tips for couples!

Hemanshi Nimavat's curator insight, March 19, 10:36 PM

I and Amit have been together since 2 months, just in march our relationship will turn into 3 months, yes our relationship has been healthy, we do fight, have some quarrels, but instead of chewing it over and over.... we let go of it and just love each other. After 5 years, all i hope is that my love for him will turn more depper and we will be together forever

 

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Who Else Wants to Feel Human?

Who Else Wants to Feel Human? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Sometimes things that used to be nourishing take a back seat to the more urgent or pressing tasks at hand. What can we do to feel human during those times?
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Sometimes things that used to be nourishing take a back seat to the more urgent or pressing tasks at hand. What can we do to feel human during those times?

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How and why to ban the silent treatment from your relationship

How and why to ban the silent treatment from your relationship | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
It's part of the demand-withdraw pattern, and both partners have to take responsibility to change it
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Giving our partner "the silent treatment" is damaging to the relationship. This article has some helpful strategies on how to change this harmful behavior into a healthier, more connecting relationship.

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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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A reminder that kindness to our spouse is a powerful indicator of health in a marriage. Great article

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Forgive Yourself, Save Your Relationship

Forgive Yourself, Save Your Relationship | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.
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It may seem counter-intuitive... but, forgiving ourselves when we mess up improves our relationships.

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Life Lessons from the Play Therapy Room | Fuller Life Family Therapy

Life Lessons from the Play Therapy Room | Fuller Life Family Therapy | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
How are we similar to children in our wants and needs? Learn how principles from the Play Therapy room can apply to adults to enhance healthy and happy living.
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Ever wondered if play therapy would be beneficial for your child or for someone else you know? This is a great article explaining how play therapy works and its benefits for children. 

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 14, 2014 11:24 AM

Applying what we can learn in the Play Therapy Room

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Why I stopped watching porn: Ran Gavrieli at TEDxJaffa 2013 - YouTube

Why I stopped watching porn: Ran Gavrieli at TEDxJaffa 2013 - YouTube | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Ran Gavrieli lives in Tel Aviv and studies gender at Tel Aviv University. He works with youth and adults all over the country in sex and gender studies and i...
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Eloquent talk on how the porn industry is changing and shaping the way we view love, relationships, culture, and ourselves. And why it is so important for our wellbeing and the well being of humanity to stop.

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The Science of Pornography Addiction (SFW) - YouTube

TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/195v1 It's the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography can have lasting neuroplast...
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Very easy to understand video about why pornography adversely affects the brain and our love relationships.

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Can We Make Sense of Dating and Mating? (Part 3) - Building a Life Together

Can We Make Sense of Dating and Mating? (Part 3) - Building a Life Together | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Nothing helps clarify your values like being in an intimate, committed relationship. We are often unaware of our deeply held values and goals. But when your partner-to-be says or does something tha...
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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, April 20, 12:05 PM

Excellent article about creating a pre-marital conversation that honors both partners and integrates goals with values. 

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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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“There’s a habit of mind that the master relationships have,” Gottman explained in an interview, “which is this: they are scanning social environment for things they can appreciate and say thank you for. They are building this culture of respect and appreciation very purposefully."

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Study Finds More Reasons to Get and Stay Married

Study Finds More Reasons to Get and Stay Married | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Even as fewer people are marrying, the disadvantages of remaining single have broad implications.
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"Those who consider their spouse or partner to be their best friend get about twice as much life satisfaction from marriage as others, the study found."

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How I Turned My Worst Relationship Into My Best One

How I Turned My Worst Relationship Into My Best One | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
The love between my husband and me is strong, but our differences nearly destroyed us. My husband intimidated and confused me. I prioritized communication, and he was anything but verbose. Logical,
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Great article on how a couple changed their relationship from perpetual frustrations into one that worked well and builds each other up.

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Are You or Someone You Know In An Abusive Relationship?

Are You or Someone You Know In An Abusive Relationship? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Fuller Life created a resource page for those who wonder if their relationship is abusive, as well as those who may know someone in an abusive relationship.
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Resource page for those in abusive  and destructive relationships. This article also includes resources for friends, families, and churches.

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3 Phrases To Use When Arguing with Your Spouse - Stupendous Marriage

3 Phrases To Use When Arguing with Your Spouse - Stupendous Marriage | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
3 Phrases to use when arguing with your spouse! Learn these and use them to help out communication with your husband or wife.
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A Therapist Explains Why You Need Sex (It's Not What You Think!)

A Therapist Explains Why You Need Sex (It's Not What You Think!) | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Bestselling author, couples therapist and clinical psychologist Sue Johnson talks about what makes sex really great at MindBodyGreen's first wellness summit, revitalize. She says, "Sex without love
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» 10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries - Psych Central

» 10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries - Psych Central | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that m
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Healthy boundaries go a long way in creating healthy relationships. Excellent resource on how healthy boundaries operate.

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How to Strengthen Our Bonds |

How to Strengthen Our Bonds | | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
In all the hustle and bustle, our relationships can become a little frayed. Learn simple ways on how to strengthen our emotional ties to one another again!
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Everything We Think We Know About Marriage and Divorce is Wrong

According to the Census Bureau, 72% of those who have ever been married, are still married to their first spouse!

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This is the best news about marriages we've heard in years! Divorce rates are declining and most marriages really do last a lifetime. 

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What Makes Couples 'Hangry'? Check Their Blood Sugar

What Makes Couples 'Hangry'? Check Their Blood Sugar | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.
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Our blood sugar can really impact how we feel about our relationship. This is such an easy fix that can make a difference in our satisfaction levels. 

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Consider marrying young, watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray's tips for a happy life

Consider marrying young, watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray's tips for a happy life | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Consider marrying young. Be wary of grand passions. Watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray offers some tips on how to live to the fullest, adapted from his new book, 'The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead.'
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Thought provoking tips on how to have a happy and full life... and also find your soul mate. 

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Watch "The hack to save your marriage: Eli Finkel at TEDxUChicago" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "The hack to save your marriage: Eli Finkel at TEDxUChicago" Video at TEDxTalks | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
“The marriage hack has eliminated the downward trajectory of marriage dissatisfaction”

According to Eli Finkel, we’ve changed how we value our personal relationships: We’ve come to expect our spouses to fill roles traditionally left for platonic friends. And marriages may be suffering because of it, with surveys showing that average satisfaction declines consistently year after year. But that decline could be stopped. At TEDxUChicago, Finkel sheds light on an overwhelmingly simple step that couples can take to maybe save their relationships.
Fuller Life Family Therapy's insight:

21 minutes a year can increase the quality of your marriage and your life.

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