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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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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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How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope'

How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope' | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

Telling small lies desensitizes our brains… and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future

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How smaller acts of dishonesty may make you into a big liar

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The Four Things That Kill a Relationship Stone Dead - PsyBlog

The Four Things That Kill a Relationship Stone Dead - PsyBlog | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
A recipe for divorce: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.
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Professor John Gottman lists some common relationship practices that can spell real trouble for couples.

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What Is Emotional Blackmail? | The Exhausted Woman

What Is Emotional Blackmail? | The Exhausted Woman | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

"...blackmail does not have to be a life or death threat to be real. It can be more subtle than that."

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Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC, exposes emotional blackmail with these key signs

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Lessons on Materialism as Told by Rock 'n' Roll Legends -

Lessons on Materialism as Told by Rock 'n' Roll Legends - | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

If living the life of a rock ‘n’ roll star is not the way towards a life of happiness and fulfillment, then how do you find satisfaction? Perhaps it might be found in engaging in the opposite of materialism, gratitude.

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3 Harmful Myths About Domestic Violence

3 Harmful Myths About Domestic Violence | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Myths about domestic violence continue to shield abusers from the consequences of their actions.
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Are you believing one of these myths? 

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11 Ways Narcissists Use Shame to Control | The Exhausted Woman

11 Ways Narcissists Use Shame to Control | The Exhausted Woman | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
A weakness of a narcissist is their extreme hatred of being embarrassed. There is nothing worse for them than having someone point out even the slightest fault.
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You can deflect the punches of a narcissist by recognizing these common traits. 

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Deception & Forgiveness

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5 Ways We Reject Love (and How to Stop)

5 Ways We Reject Love (and How to Stop) | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Most of us don't realize all the big and small ways we push love away, but these behaviors are sure signs we're doing just that.
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Great article highlighting how we turn away from those who love us! 

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When Your Partner is Ill: 4 Things to Remember « Relationships

When Your Partner is Ill: 4 Things to Remember  « Relationships | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

When you do all you can to be there for your partner and yourself, your relationship is much more likely to thrive and maybe even strengthen as you travel this difficult path.

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Ineffective communication, Part two: What not to do and what not to say -

Ineffective communication, Part two: What not to do and what not to say - | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
In part one of this two-part blog, we learned about two of the common mistakes people make when communicating: using “you” language plus directives and making universal statements. We discussed substitutions that can be used for more effective communication. Sometimes the message the sender intends is not the message the receiver gathers. Often this is …
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My Spouse Has ADhD: Tips for Partners

My Spouse Has ADhD: Tips for Partners | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
When your partner has ADHD, it's easy to interpret her inattention as a lack of interest. Here's how to rekindle that spark, and help both partners feel loved and supported.
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ADHD affects individuals in a variety of ways but it also affects those in relationships with them. If you are in a relationship with someone who has ADHD, this is a great read!

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Four Ways to Build Trust with Your Partner - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC

Four Ways to Build Trust with Your Partner - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Four powerful ways to build trust in your relationship. The great thing about relationships is there is always room to experiment and grow.
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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, September 25, 2015 8:53 AM

Four ways we keep showing up for each other. As the years pass, moment-by-moment, trial and error, good times and bad, we build a relationship of trust.

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The Best Way To Save Your Relationship

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Positively impact your relationship by focusing on growing yourself so you can learn to be a better partner.

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Are These 5 Forms of Manipulation in Your Relationship? -

Are These 5 Forms of Manipulation in Your Relationship? - | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

"Allowing manipulation into your relationship  sabotages intimacy and can wreak havoc..."

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Donald Miller, New York Times best-selling author, describes five positions of manipulation that ruin relationships by killing intimacy.

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The Trouble with Trying to Win at Everything

The Trouble with Trying to Win at Everything | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

"As it turns out, for many things we care about in life and work, winning isn’t always the goal."

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Is your need to win leading to relationship failures?

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Kill the Soulmate - Mindful

Kill the Soulmate - Mindful | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Our brains can’t help but compare the imperfect human snoring beside us to the ideal hunk in our heads. But around the corner there isn’t someone better—only someone different.
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How You Argue Could Make You Sick - Mindful

How You Argue Could Make You Sick - Mindful | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
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UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson  gives insight into negative emotional expression within relationships and specific health problems. How do you argue? 

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6 Signs of ‘Victim’ Mentality « Relationships

6 Signs of ‘Victim’ Mentality  « Relationships | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Life isn’t fair. Everyone, at some point, has to deal with a painful or unpleasant situation that they did not [...]
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Psychologist Leslie Becker-Phelps asks, "Do you just want it to change? Or, do you want to change it?If the latter resonated with you, if you want to help yourself, that’s already a step in the right direction and away from the victim role." 

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“Mom and Dad, I’m Moving Back Home”

“Mom and Dad, I’m Moving Back Home” | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
When an adult child has ADHD, moving back home can be a dead end. Here's how parents can help their child get back on their feet and feel supported. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia. How to manage ADD medications, set up school accommodations for your child, help your marriage to an ADD/ADHD adult parent children with discipline problems, use alternative treatments, succeed at work, and manage time and money.
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6 scientifically proven ways to strengthen your marriage

6 scientifically proven ways to strengthen your marriage | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
These aren't just ordinary tips, these are scientifically proven.
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Gain insight on strengthening your marital bond through scientifically proven ways. 

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How to Stop Playing the ‘Blame Game’ « Relationships

How to Stop Playing the ‘Blame Game’ « Relationships | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Everyone makes mistakes – that’s a given. So, partners in long-term relationships will at some point upset each other. They [...]
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The blame game! It is so tempting and it's so easy to play! Learn a new way to play with this article!

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Does Looking for Your ‘Type’ Help or Hurt? « Relationships

Does Looking for Your ‘Type’ Help or Hurt? « Relationships | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

Tall, dark and handsome. Blonde and athletic with a great sense of humor. Quiet and book-smart...is focusing on a particular type of person the best strategy for trying to find a serious romantic partner? 


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Ineffective communication, Part two: What not to do and what not to say -

Ineffective communication, Part two: What not to do and what not to say - | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
In part one of this two-part blog, we learned about two of the common mistakes people make when communicating: using “you” language plus directives and making universal statements. We discussed substitutions that can be used for more effective communication. Sometimes the message the sender intends is not the message the receiver gathers. Often this is …
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Communication: Do the Words You Choose Determine the Response You Get?

Communication: Do the Words You Choose Determine the Response You Get? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Learn about how we often unintentionally use ineffective communication skills and some tools for more effective communication.
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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, 2015 12:05 PM

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