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How Grounded is Your Relationship?

How Grounded is Your Relationship?

Often, couples find that some areas of their shared life flow very smoothly, while in other areas, things don’t quite seem to fall into place. For example, two people may have an easy time sharing and connecting on the emotional level, but when it comes to making […]

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Conflict and the Dance of Distance

Conflict and the Dance of Distance

When you’re sharing life with another person, some conflict is pretty much inevitable. If you’re spending a significant amount of time with someone, making decisions together that impact both of you, chances are good that at some point, you’re going to find yourselves in disagreement. Don’t worry […]

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Your Relationship Story

Your Relationship Story

Each relationship has its very own story, and its own special gifts. No one in the world is exactly like anyone else; we each have our own set of talents, perspectives, and strengths to help us pursue our life’s purpose. So when any two people come together […]

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The Big Little Secret

The Big Little Secret

People are always asking us: what’s our secret for creating a lasting partnership that has brought us joy, growth, and personal satisfaction for five decades, and is still going strong? The truth is, the secret isn’t one big, difficult thing – it’s a lot of little things, […]

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Gifts of the Solstice

Gifts of the Solstice

Seasonal changes often have a magical way of putting us in touch with what’s inside us that wants to be expressed. In her latest blog post on SoulfulCouples.com, Ruth Sharon dives deep into the energy of the Summer Solstice, and shares some powerful insights about the need […]

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Being Present

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 […]

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Know Your Boundaries

Know Your Boundaries

Relationships offer us so many opportunities to learn more about ourselves, even as we’re always getting to know our partner better. One of the most important questions a relationship can ask us to consider is, “What are my boundaries? What do I need in order to thrive? […]

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Practicing the Art of Receiving

Practicing the Art of Receiving

We’ve all heard the adage, “‘Tis better to give than to receive.” Certainly, there are many joys to be found in the act of giving – but if no one was around to receive your gift, the experience might fall a little flat. Giving and receiving form […]

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Love is a Healthy Habit

Love is a Healthy Habit

Love is good for your health! A primary innate impulse within the human being is the desire to love and be loved. Healthy relationships are easier said than done, as we know! We long for love and yet we protect ourselves from love–from the pain that may […]

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The Dance of the One and the Two

The Dance of the One and the Two

In our book, Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship, my wife Ruth and I refer to the dance of the one and the two. In our own marriage and work with couples, both spanning well over four decades, we have repeatedly witnessed that the happiest […]

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