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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Differences--Racial, Gender, Personality, and More


"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." This quote comes from Dave Meurer in "Daze of Our Wives."

In my book, "Becoming Soul Mates--How to Create the Lifelong Relationship You Always Dreamed Of" you will find a chapter on how to make differences work for you. A difference can lead to conflict, but it doesn't trigger conflict. Your attitude and feelings about the difference triggers the conflict. When you stop defending and start thinking, you can ask yourself, "What is going on for me? What can I learn from this about myself and about the other person?"

People behave in ways that make sense to them. Why does it make sense to your lover to talk, believe, or behave in this way? Agree to disagree and stay in each other's corner, not blaming, but accepting and working toward understanding.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Fellow Blog Jog Day Participant! I'm really enjoying your blog! It's filled with wonderful information about relationships. I especially like your latest entry about getting past your feelings to celebrate differences. It's a lesson that's hard for everyone to swallow at times, but oh so important.

    I'm having a lot of fun jogging today and I hope you do too.

    Stay fabulous!
    Kimberley

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  2. I believe my cat is my soulmate. Do you think I still need your book? :-D

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  3. I believe that my cat Avalon is my soulmate. Do you think I still need your book? :-D

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  4. Thanks for visiting my Relationship blog. Just dropping by to say hi and to have a look at your blog.

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  5. Sorry. My book will be useless with your cat, Avalon. My 14 year old cat, Mariah, has decided to no longer use her box. This has seriously threatened our relationship.

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