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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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Searching for Happily Ever After? Remember: Relationships Take Work

Searching for Happily Ever After? Remember: Relationships Take Work | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
We might long for an effortless "happily ever after," but in reality, successful relationships are characterized by hard work. Learn how to help yours thrive.
Fuller Life Family Therapy's insight:

It's harder than most of us think, but it pays off.

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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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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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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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21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever

21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the same--guaranteed.

Via billcoffin, Dr. Amy Fuller
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21 facts about what makes a marriage happy! 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:37 PM

Great Visuals backed by tons of Research! MUST READ for happy couples or wanna-be happy couples! 

Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 2014 8:52 AM

Science can't tell us to be kind, appreciative and loving, but that's really what people need and want from each other. Simple!

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7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships

7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Stress can kill relationships. Here's how to immunize yours.
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Based on the book Seven characteristics of Highly Resilient People by George Everly. Because resilient people make resilient relationships.

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Tips on how to survive marriage from someone who's done it for 53 years - Chicago Tribune

Tips on how to survive marriage from someone who's done it for 53 years - Chicago Tribune | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Judi Schindler is the first to tell you that marriage isn’t easy. But she'll give you some do's and dont's, along with some funny anecdotes.
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"He's an individual. He's responsible for himself and you are responsible for you"

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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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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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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.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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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, 2015 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

 

Katie Barber's curator insight, August 24, 2015 2:33 PM

Nice article that reminds you that love at first sight maybe isn't so important.