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Lessons from Sandy Hook Parents

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How tragedy can strengthen or sever a relationship.


Via Pat Weber
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A feeling of quiet understanding can go a long way towards keeping a marriage strong. 

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6 Simple Reasons New Relationships Fail to Launch - Glamour (blog)

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6 Simple Reasons New Relationships Fail to Launch
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“There are so many reasons why relationships fail to take off,” says Shari Goldsmith LISW, a life and success coach for women.
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Unrealistic expectations and social media can stop a relationship from getting off the ground. Some good advice for getting to the steady part of a relationship. 

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Communication: How to Understand Others' Feelings for Relationships

Communication: How to Understand Others' Feelings for Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Communication is difficult. If you don't understand others' feelings, you can't a have relationship. Here's how to ask questions, listen, and get real.

Via Garth Sanginiti, John Michel
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One of the main blocks to communication is believing that we have communicated, when we actually have not. Awesome article on getting real with each other, and paying attention to feelings. 

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John Michel's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:16 PM

If you want to understand others, you need to get beneath the surface.  If you fool yourself into believing the surface story, you’re missing invaluable data.

Ken Donaldson's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:13 AM

Understanding people's emotional states creates deeper relationships.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:32 AM

Communication is difficult. If you don't understand others' feelings, you can't a have relationship. Here's how to ask questions, listen, and get real.

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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | Staying Together | Scoop.it

"Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?

 

Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.

 

Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional."


Via PAT NOVAK
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Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship. 

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:57 AM

interessante riflessione sull'importanza di metterre dei "sani" confini tra noi e gli altri. È una delle cose piú difficili da fare perché pressupone il riconoscere i propri bisogni prima di tutto ma, per cultura, siamo stati abituati a proiettarci all'esterno piú che all'interno....

 

Eppure saper mettere i sani confini è essenziale per evitare di accumulare frustrazione e rabbia e per poter vivere una vita serena, a beneficio nostro e di chi ci sta intorno!

 

ulteriori spunti di riflessione su www.thaatt.com

Juliana Ericson's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:51 PM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

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How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship

How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Study tracked couple's sleep and their arguments to reveal how the damage was done.

 

"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open." —George Bernard Shaw

 

People are usually at their worst after a bad night's sleep, but what does that do to their intimate relationships?


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Just one bad night's sleep can lead to relationship problems -- just one night! This is pretty amazing information, and for any couples with chronic sleep problems, it does help to explain a lot. 

 

 

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Living together before marriage harms women - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Living together before marriage harms women - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune Living together before marriage harms women Minneapolis Star Tribune In fact, male cohabitors “broadly report lower levels of relationship intensity than female cohabitors” on all measures the paper assessed, including...
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Marriage advocates have been saying this for years. This is not new news, but if it makes people sit and pay attention to the fact that living together ain't that great, then I am all for it!

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5 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it

When I was younger I often felt inadequate and “not good enough” to be friends, lovers, or business partners with certain people.  Sometimes I simply couldn’t understand what others saw in me.  I was very insecure.

 

I ended many promising relationships because of my insecurity.  In my mind, it felt easier for me to end it before they did.  Walking away rather than risking the heartbreak of rejection was how I justified my behavior to myself.  But after awhile, as I grew emotionally, I began to realize that I wanted and needed the comfort and support of long-term relationships.

 

So what did I do, and what can you do if insecurity is damaging your relationships?


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Ted Thomas's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:12 PM

Feeling unworthy is always a problem...

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Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love - Denver Post

Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love - Denver Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love

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Brilliant write! If a peson does not feel worthy of the love they are being given, they will eventually sabotage that love. 

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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage | Staying Together | 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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Love this advice! 

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MARRIAGE DO's and DON'Ts - Patheos - Patheos (blog)

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MARRIAGE DO's and DON'Ts - Patheos
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My dad was an alcoholic and Beverly's parents are divorced. How can we know what it takes to stay ...
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Praying together is the first rule for a good marriage ... 

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Do you know the signs of a good relationship? - Examiner.com

Do you know the signs of a good relationship? - Examiner.com | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Do you know the signs of a good relationship?
Examiner.com
Dr. Charles Stanley, televangelist and best selling author taught on, “The Value of Good Relationships,” Sunday, January 6.

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Some good solid advice on relationships and livng a balanced life from Dr. Stanley ... having a good relationship is worth so  much. 

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How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships - Huffington Post

How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships - Huffington Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it
How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships
Huffington Post
Most of us are defensive in close relationships. If we're not, we have to interact with people who are.
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It is ironic that protecting ourselves by being defensive, only ever makes us feel worse -- and doesn't protect ourself at all. 

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Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin

Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Worried about cancer? Just get married Bend Bulletin Controlling for demographic factors such as age, race, education and household income, researchers who analyzed records of more than 730,000 cancer patients found that married patients did...
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A very interesting study finds that being married, apart from any other factors, makes a huge difference in how someone recovers from cancer. The reasons are not 100% known, but this author concludes that it is the steay presence of another person in the person's life that makes the difference. 

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Don't try to understand spouse

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Don't try to understand spouse
News Sentinel

 

Billy Joel sang, "I Love You Just Way You Are," in 1977 but apparently he didn't love her just the way she was; they divorced in 1982. Every husband and wife has things he doesn't understand about his spouse, but ... 

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Caring for your spouse is MUCH more important than understanding your spouse. Even if you don't agree with their way of thinking, you can honour their desires. 

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Redeeming Marriages

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Redeeming Marriages -- How to be friends with your spouse. 


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Great advice on how to be friends with your husband or wife. You do things with a friend that keep the friendship going, like being honest, and not criticizing too much. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:27 PM

Nice explaination of how to build a better friendship with your spouse. 

Michael Wiener's comment, August 17, 2013 5:52 PM
Marriage is a never ending courtship. I have figure it out when I was in my 20s by observing why many marriage people tend to be happy with their partners in the long run. I have also observed, during courtship or dating stage, couples are very affectionate that made the relationship very colorful and meaningful.
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Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman"

 

Charisma News.

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Get this! A Japanese man just recently married a cartoon character ..., you read it right: a full wedding ceremony with a D.J. and a slide show. Is it legal? No, but that didn't stop him from going on his honeymoon. And his parents seem to be in full agreement. 

 

Is this is a sign of our society going too far with computers? The writer of this thought-provoking article says, definitely! 

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For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology

For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Skipping out on shut-eye can mean problems at home. Place a priority on sleep for better health.
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Sleeping helps your relationships? Sounds good! Let's do it, people!

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The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project

The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project | Staying Together | Scoop.it
a Wedding & Lifestyle Blog

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Tips from the true experts ... those who have made it in marriage -- from those who have been married for at least a quarter century. 

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Ogenki's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:43 AM

I applaud this - marriage needs to be worked at, but it is not impossible, especially with the right attitude!

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40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage — The Good Men Project

"40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage " - http://t.co/Zdxdao4Paa

Via Brenda Elliott
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The reality of marriage -- it will being annoyed at your spouse. But then the bliss is unbelievable. 

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:14 AM

That's about right- totally worth committing your life toward- just not how Hoolywood projects it...

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:57 AM

It's sad, but true...Hollywood lied. 

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Learn to Love Your Husband—Again: Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day

Learn to Love Your Husband—Again: Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day

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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!

Via billcoffin, Brenda Elliott
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Love these creative ideas for super-cheap dates! Completely do-able!

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:02 AM

Best memories are from dates like these~

 

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My Husband And I Are Opposites

My Husband And I Are Opposites | Staying Together | Scoop.it
My husband and I are opposites. In a lot of important ways. But we sill make it work. Because love and attraction are more important than compatibility.
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Is it possible to make it when you are "opposites?" Some strategies to help you figure out how. 

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