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

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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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7 Ways Strong Women Handle Relationships Differently  

7 Ways Strong Women Handle Relationships Differently   | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
There are a lot of ways you can handle your relationship but strong women do these seven things differently than everyone else… Whether you are a strong woman or aspire to be one, there are seven ways that strong women handle relationships differently. These seven differences between strong women and everyone else are what separates …
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These seven things set strong women apart in their relationships.

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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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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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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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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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The Mistake I Made with My Grieving Friend

The Mistake I Made with My Grieving Friend | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
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Being supportive to a friend in pain is not easy. Sometimes, we can make it worse. One woman shares her story of failure and how she used it to turn her other relationships around. 

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How to get out of an on-again, off-again relationship

How to get out of an on-again, off-again relationship | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Frequent breakups can signal big problems in relationships, San Luis Obispo, California, therapist Linda Lewis Griffith says.
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These relationships can be  exhausting and unhealthy for you-- learn how to break the cycle.

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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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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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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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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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