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Entries Tagged as 'Communication'

Thriving in Comfort & Conflict

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

When Relationships are a Puzzle Over time in a relationship, you become comfortable with each other and flow along with shared interests and activities.  At some point, though, circumstances change, and fireworks – or an argument – arises. The relationship moves into a dangerous time of conflict. 

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Tags: Adaptive Action · Choice · Comfort Zone · Communication · Conflict · Expectation of change · Habits · Improved relationship · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship puzzles · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Stretching your relationship · Thriving

You Just Have To Ask

June 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Random Acts of Kindness There is a guy in New York who decided to outfit his car with a sleeping space, and then hit the road to achieve 100 random acts of kindness for strangers.  We applaud his values, his goal setting, and his sense of fun!   And then we had another idea. What about 100 […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Cheap Date Night · Cinema & Civics · Communication · Date Night · Fresh date ideas · Random Acts of Kindess · Relationship Renewal · Things to do in Minnesota · Twin Cities Destination · Uncategorized

Relationship Shockers

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

  Looking for a guarantee – on the rosy relationship path?     The truth is, you cannot anticipate possible shocks to the relationship.  You cannot control the free will of your partner.  In essense, the future is unknowable. 

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Adaptive Action · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Fixable Marriage · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Rosy Relationship · Worst relationship fear

Perfect Marriage?

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

  Or is Your Marriage Good Enough…   Paul Amato, Ph.D., professor of sociology, demography, and family studies at Penn State, conducted a 20-year study on 2,000 subjects who started off married, and says 55 to 60 percent of divorcing couples discard unions with real potential.

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Anger · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Emotional withdrawal · Fixable Marriage · Good Enough · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Review · Uncategorized

Relationship Time Out?

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments

  Giving the Gift of your Attention in 3 Steps   Think of all the requests for your time, attention, and focus. Do you give yours away, wasting this precious resource?  We all feel it – the constant demand for our attention, the feeling of not having enough time.  We risk feeling overloaded, distracted, or […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Keep it Simple · Precious Resource · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Synergy & Focus

Romance Worries?

March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Where do Relationships fall on the Worry-Meter? In a recently conducted LHJ.com poll, they found that 18% of readers worry about their relationship.  http://www.ladieshomejournal-digital.com/ladieshomejournal/200908?pg=47#pg47 Now maybe that doesn’t sound too earth-shattering. After all, 46% worry about their job. (Another good reason not to mix romance and work – it ups the worry-anti to 64%)!  But […]

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Tags: Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Weekend Get-Aways

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments

3 Challenges in the Relationship Olympics!  Watching the Olympics’ is always uplifting – you see such dedication and persistence — Such commitment to a particular goal.  And teamwork that is unparalleled.  Sounds perfect for the Relationship Olympics…Take the Challenge!

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Tags: Common Goal · Divorce Prevention · Effective Listening · Love Olympics · Marriage Enrichment · Persistence · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship mistakes · Synergy & Focus · Teamwork

Love Olympics

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Can you win the Gold? Top 5 Events You Shouldn’t Miss! 1 ~ Spontaneity Skiing  With just a little “thinking cap” effort, you could find yourself with a medal! Surprise your spouse with an unusual outing.   

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Date Planning · Divorce Prevention · Fun · Inspiration · Love Olympics · Marriage Enrichment · MN · Playful · Relationship Renewal · Romance advise · Romantic Adventures · Romantic Gestures · Romantic Themed Dates · Spontaneous · Things to do in Minnesota

Lazy Man & Romance

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

How to Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day With Only 4 Days To Go and Zero Energy!!  There is a way to pull this off. You can still succeed on Valentine’s Day and avoid the cliché box of chocolates or cut flowers.  In some instances, however, classic Valentine’s may be the way to go!  It all […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Date Planning · Gift Ideas · Relationship · Romance advise · Romantic Adventures · Romantic Gestures

Can You K.I.S.S in 2010?

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Keeping It So Simple in your Relationship Planning for 2010! Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. Can you get Relationship Planning ideas from Business planning? I have a friend who shared a blog/website about a company who helps understand human dynamics in business. While perusing a blog on Complicated versus Complex, it suddenly popped into […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Complex vs Complicated · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Goal statement · K.I.S.S · Keep it Simple · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Romantic Challenge · Romantic Resolution

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