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Being Present

Modern life can be very distracting. We’re constantly bombarded by all kinds of demands on our attention, from advertisements to text messages to our children asking, “When is dinner?” When our attention is divided, it becomes harder to truly feel and appreciate some of the subtler gifts that loving relationships have to offer.

The good news, though, is that presence is a skill that can be learned and practiced, and it’s possible to become very good at it. And once we start bringing an attitude of mindfulness to our partnership, we just might be surprised by how good it feels to simply be present. As Jim Sharon reflects in “Presence With Your Partner,” his latest post on,

Paradoxically, presence can be the easiest act, yet sometimes one of the most difficult of behaviors. On the one hand, we’re always aware of something. However, staying engaged or keeping attention riveted often presents a considerable challenge.

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