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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 7)

Reflections Over the past few weeks, I shared a few lessons learned from 10 years of failed relationships. I conclude this series with one final thought about each of the posts. All require a certain level of inner strength, maturation … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 6)

Holding Space “Don’t we all have enough enemies to contend with in life, human or circumstantial? Isn’t support one the reasons we partner with another human being on this challenging journey through life?” As an optimist, I see life filled … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 5)

Learn from the Past In our day-to-day activities it is virtually impossible to be 100% in the present moment of each task we have to accomplish. We multi-task, shifting our focus among a multitude of want-to’s and have-to’s, often making … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 4)

Make Your Connection More Important Than Your Conflict Age old advice dictates that partners never go to bed angry with each other. What disconnects couples is not always easily resolved before bedtime. Time, space and reflection are often required to … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 3)

You are 100% Responsible for Your 50% of the Relationship Three entities exist in every relationship – the two individuals and the relationship itself. A therapist once told me that each partner is 100% responsible for their 50% of the relationship. … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 2)

It Will Work or It Won’t Two possible outcomes exist at the beginning of every relationship – it will result in a lifelong commitment or ultimately end. One party, for whatever reason, will conclude the relationship no longer works or … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Decade of Failed Relationships (part 1)

My original intention was to write a single post chronicling lessons learned from my relationships over the past ten years. As I began writing, too much content emerged to put in one blog post. What began as a single entry … Continue reading

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