Seven Habits of Highly Successful Couples

Keeping intimate relationship alive requires strength, motivation, and a little something called love.

We are guilty of basing our romantic beliefs on fairytales.

The problem with happily ever after is there’s more to ever after than meets the eye. To hold on to Prince Charming, Snow White has to be willing to do more than sing with the bluebirds.

If you are willing to put forth the effort to keep your relationship alive, then developing the following seven habits will help you become one of those highly successful couples.


Your goal in […]

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Achieving Happiness: Principles Of Happy, Successful Marriage

Psychologists know so much about how relationships work that it’s sad to see so many people struggling to establish and maintain a loving connection in their life. The world’s foremost relationship researcher is John Gottman, who has identified “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Couples who are able to live by all seven principles, Gottman’s studies show, have a 92 percent probability that their relationship will be very happy over the next five years.

Gottman’s first principle centers around the concept of “mapping,” that is, maintaining an understanding of the important elements of your partner’s day-to-day life. Happy couples spend at […]

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Why success is all about relationships

Now more than ever, there never seems to be enough time to get things done. Why that is, I don’t know. But I do know that, in an era of social networking, telecommuting and virtual meetings, when it comes to work, the one thing that gets sacrificed is relationships.

Big mistake.

If you want to get somewhere in your career, in management, in business, the worst thing you can do is just focus on work, work, work. Success is all about relationships. Relationships with your management, boss, peers, employees, customers — everyone in your immediate work ecosystem, if you know what I […]

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Managing Your Relationships

Much of the anxiety i experience comes through my relationships. Isn’t it reasonable to expect some understanding from other people?

When you live in this world, there are various complex interactions happening. As your field-of-play increases, complexity of interaction also increases. If you are just sitting in a cubicle, working on your computer with only one other person, you need only a little understanding; but if you are managing a thousand people, you need good understanding of everybody – you won’t be able to manage if you want all these people to understand you. You need to understand the limitations and […]

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Poll: Family Ties Key to Happy Kids

So you’re between the ages of 13 and 24. What makes you happy? A worried, weary parent might imagine the answer to sound something like this: Sex, drugs, a little rock ‘n’ roll. Maybe some cash, or at least the car keys.

Turns out the real answer is quite different. Spending time with family was the top answer to that open-ended question, according to an extensive survey — more than 100 questions asked of 1,280 people ages 13-24 — conducted by The Associated Press and MTV on the nature of happiness among America’s young people.

Next was spending time […]

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Join Forces to Quell Your Inner Critic


Most people know it — even kid about it; that they are their own worst enemy. They are critical of themselves in ways they would never be of others. And when they stop long enough to pay attention, they can also acknowledge that they are the worse for all of that self-chastising. The problem is that, too often, they don’t try to stop, or don’t know how.

Those who are masters at self-criticism often create relationship problems with it. Consider Nancy. She is a very nice woman who had a caring boyfriend, Steve. The problem […]

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Eight Signs of a Healthy Relationship

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Every relationship is different. And, luckily, there is no single way to have a healthy relationship – what fun would that be? But then you might ask yourself: How do I know if my relationship is a healthy one? Or, what can I do to improve my relationship?

For guidance in these areas, you can look to the hallmarks of healthy relationships. Below are eight signs that a relationship is working well:

1.      Emotional support: You and your partner can take refuge in your relationship during times of distress or need, feeling a sense of comfort and […]

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10 Commandments for Happy Relationships

Love is not just about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship.  It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning, but how much love you build until the end.  A relationship should be healthy, caring, loving, kind, upbeat, and positive.  It should make your smile a little wider and your life a little brighter.

Happy, healthy personal relationships are one of the greatest joys of life.  So starting today, choose to take control of your relationship with your significant other.  Here are ten commandments to follow together.

You deserve to be with somebody who makes you […]

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Why ‘Always’ and ‘Never’ Hurt Relationships

“I am always helping you and you never help me.” Sound familiar? In the heat of the moment, always and never seem to roll off our tongues like butter, with a slippery-slope of a result: a total meltdown moment between partners. We feel betrayed, misunderstood and misrepresented at best. At worst, it’s a disloyalty to our very spirit, our soul, our inherent goodness and intentions for each other.

What causes “always” and “never” conversation? Like all things in relationships, it’s complicated. Stay with me as I explain…

Why ‘Always’ and ‘Never’ Hurt Relationships - Free Teens Youth - Changing Minds, Transforming Lives

1. When we feel unheard, […]

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