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Stopping the Defensiveness Dance in Your Relationship

Stopping the Defensiveness Dance in Your Relationship | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." -John Gottman, researcher of divorce prediction and stability.

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"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." -John Gottman, researcher of divorce prediction and stability.

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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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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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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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Happily Ever After: Building Walls and Closing Cracks

Happily Ever After: Building Walls and Closing Cracks | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Many of us want “happily ever after” relationships. How can we cultivate relationships that stand the test of time? Many marriage vows are based on commitment to the marriage that includes phrases ...
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How can we cultivate relationships that stand the test of time? We can talk openly about our assumptions and the pitfalls that hinder a committed relationship.

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Baby Makes Three: Moving from Couple to Family

Baby Makes Three: Moving from Couple to Family | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
If you've recently started a family, here are some guidelines that will help you and your spouse – and the baby – stay connected and loving through the good and the stressful days ahead.
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A new blog on how to make the transition from couple to family a little more smooth

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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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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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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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