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Bowen Family Systems Coaching for the Post-Divorce Couples

Bowen Family Systems Coaching for the Post-Divorce Couples | Relationships | Scoop.it
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25 Funny Marriage Tips for a Happy Marriage

25 funny marriage tips for a successful marriage! Learn how to make each other happy, and how to put first things first, to build a fulfilling relationship.
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How To Fight Fairly With Your Spouse

How To Fight Fairly With Your Spouse | Relationships | Scoop.it
by: Atiya (TheMarriageTree) Recently, I received a letter from a man who has been married for five years. He and his wife are very well educated, career-driven African-Americans with dynamic jobs. ...
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Guidelines for fighting fair from the marriage tree

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11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships

11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | Relationships | Scoop.it

Put active listening together with empathy to improve your relationships ..

 

To become an effective communicator, you need to learn to listen just as much as you need to learn to speak. Unfortunately, most people focus more on the speaking than they do on the listening. Whether in a one-on-one conversation or a group meeting or classroom, focusing on what others are saying allows you to present yourself more effectively. When you listen correctly, you also learn more.

 

Being an actively empathic listener means, then, that you not only make sure you're actively paying attention but that you let the speaker you know you are. You ask questions when you're not clear on what the other person is communicating, you try to infer what the person is feeling, and you let the person know that you remember what he or she actually said.  

 

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John Michel's curator insight, August 25, 2013 12:52 AM

Wise words about how to more effectively put your ears to work for you. 

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:28 PM

Communication is vital in all of our relationships. I believe many times a misunderstanding occurrs when are ready to respond to another before they are even through sharing. This article brings out three good points. Sensing, Processing, and Responding. I would like to add the significance of validating before responding.

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Discover your love langage - The 5 Love Languages®

Discover your love langage - The 5 Love Languages® | Relationships | Scoop.it
The 5 Love Languages®

Take the quiz here to find out your love language. 

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This 30 item survey will tell you your primary love langage. It is super easy to email to your spouse. 

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Rupa Lahiri's curator insight, September 26, 2013 2:32 AM

What is your love language?

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Long-Distance Relationships Can Outdo Local Ones

Long-Distance Relationships Can Outdo Local Ones | Relationships | Scoop.it
Research suggests people in long-distance relationships often have stronger bonds from more constant and deeper communication.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, July 19, 2013 4:04 AM
"Long-distance couples disclose more and don't pick at partners' behaviors."

Hmmm. . . . so that's the secret? 
Rupa Lahiri's curator insight, September 26, 2013 2:31 AM

Here's to long distance relationships!

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10 Tips for Staying Connected as a Couple - and Preventing School, Sports and Kids' Activities from Taking Over Your Life!

10 Tips for Staying Connected as a Couple - and Preventing School, Sports and Kids' Activities from Taking Over Your Life! | Relationships | Scoop.it
For most families, life is about to get crazy.  If you have children from preschool through high school, you're probably bracing for the onslaught of homework, projects, sports, lessons and activit...

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Marriages face their greatest trials when kids are in their school years...so it's important to make intentional choices to stay connected. here are some inice deas for how to do that from the Calm Healthy Sexy Blog. 

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being a parent post-divorce | divorce and family mediation in nyc

being a parent post-divorce | divorce and family mediation in nyc | Relationships | Scoop.it
being a parent post-divorce


Cooperating with your ex for the sake of your children can seem overwhelming in the early stages of the divorce. Try to put aside your relationship issues, your hurt and your anger towards one another and put your children’s needs first. Your marriage may be over but your family is not and your children need to know and feel that you will both continue to love them and be there for them despite the break up.

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Knowing how to coparent after a divorce is a very difficult to navigate...here are some tips for beginning from a family mediator

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The Divorced Kids' Manifesto - Kate Scharff, LCSW-C LICSW

The Divorced Kids' Manifesto - Kate Scharff, LCSW-C LICSW | Relationships | Scoop.it
  • Don’t criticize each other in front of us. Rolling your eyes counts. After a few years we might stop telling you how much we hate it. We never stop hating it. And by the way– we overhear about ninety-five percent of your phone conversations.
  •  If we tell you something bad that happened at the other parent’s house, just listen. Maybe try to be supportive or help us figure out how to cope. We hate it when you have a conniption and run to the phone. Plus, we can tell when you’re secretly psyched that it’s not all paradise “over there.” That sucks, too.
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This is excellent manifesto for parents to know what divorce is like for kids. 

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24 Tips for Positive Conflict

24 Tips for Positive Conflict | Relationships | Scoop.it
Disagreements are normal, but positive conflict brings couples closer by resolving differences in a healthy way. Discover 24 Do's and Don't's of conflict.
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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | Relationships | 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."


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:55 AM

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

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

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Peace and joy begin with self-care

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» 4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries - World of Psychology

» 4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries - World of Psychology | Relationships | 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?
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Accepting others

Accepting others | Relationships | Scoop.it
Accepting others begins with accepting yourself. This means respecting others whether you agree with them or not. Accepting others is a concept that c...
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The value of accepting vs judging is immeasurable. 

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Dealing with betrayal

Dealing with betrayal | Relationships | Scoop.it
Betrayal can be dealt with by assessing the violation, moving forward with a renewed outlook, and effectively processing your feelings. Betrayal by so...
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Concepts to think through when you feel betrayed. 

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The Science of Social Connection - TEDx Emma Seppala

The science behind social connection
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Facinating talk about how being connected with others is good for us and secrets for improving connection. 

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62 Things to Say to Make Your Husband Feel Great — MomLife Today

62 Things to Say to Make Your Husband Feel Great — MomLife Today | Relationships | Scoop.it
Do you want to make your husband feel great? From sincere compliments to questions to help you understand your man better this list has 62 ways to do just that.
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Nice list of "words of affirmations" for couples. 

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How to build a great friendship with your spouse - Redeeming Marriages

How to build a great friendship with your spouse - Redeeming Marriages | Relationships | Scoop.it

How to build a great friendship with your spouse

Friendship in marriage is real important. It’s that place in marriage where two people are joined together in a way that they not only love each other, they really like each other.


When you like your spouse you will want to spend time with him/her. As friends you look forward to every chance you get to be together.


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

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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.
Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:25 AM

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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3 Basic Communication Skills

3 Basic Communication Skills | Relationships | Scoop.it
Click here for 3 basic communication skills (for couples) that will stop your disagreements escalating into a full-on screaming matches, accompanied by the sounds of slamming doors and one of you sleeping on the couch.
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These are 3 great skills that I teach couples all the time in therapy and are explained very well in this article on Love at first fight. When couples actually begin to use these skills many relationships issues are naturally resolved. 

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5 Damaging Myths We Believe About Relationships

5 Damaging Myths We Believe About Relationships | Relationships | Scoop.it

"My work over the last 15 years has largely been devoted to exploding the damaging myths that we absorb about love, romance, and relationships from the time we're old enough to ingest information. Hollywood, Disney, People magazine, and now Facebook do a superb job at propagating false messages like, When you meet The One, you'll just know or, If you don't feel butterflies every day, you're with the wrong partner.  On the surface, these messages may seem innocuous—ridiculous, even—but when the reality of a committed relationship falls short of the culturally-induced expectation, it's frightfully easy to fall prey to the insidious thought that there's something wrong with your relationship, which may cause you to walk away from a loving, well-matched partner. So let's deconstruct some of the most common myths (to deconstruct all of them would require a book-length article) that commonly create unnecessary anxiety even among the most level-headed, intelligent people..."

[click on the title for the full article]

 


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How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind Toward Others

How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind Toward Others | Relationships | Scoop.it
Kindness is the state of caring about other people's well-being and taking action to help make other people's lives better and happier. Here are fundamental ways we can build more kindness in our everyday lives.
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To Cure Anger in your Relationship, Stop Avoiding Conflict!

To Cure Anger in your Relationship, Stop Avoiding Conflict! | Relationships | Scoop.it
Avoiding Conflict is the Biggest Cause of Rage and Anger in a Relationship.
 
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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:36 AM

I agree! Every emotion that we tend to suppress, comes back overstated! It is much better to take anger as it is, a pure expression of an emotion.

 

The trick is not to blame the other person to let him/her feel guilty! He/she is actually making us a big favour because through this mirror we can understand more what kind of energy we have inside!

 

And... by the way... let's learn from young children who are fantastic at expressing anger as it is!

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Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right

Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right | Relationships | Scoop.it

If you sit in a restaurant and look around sometimes you can determine who is married and who is still dating. A couple still dating hangs on each other’s every word, while the married folks someti... Fuller LIfe Family Therapy


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A recent study has revealed a refreshing perspective on what really matters for couples is the sincere attempt to understand each other.

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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 | Relationships | 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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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 5, 2013 11:16 PM

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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