Posts tagged relationshipmatters
Relationship Matters: Feelings and Desires

Which statement would you prefer to hear from your good friend, a fellow employee or your spouse? Option 1: You are a control freak with money! You are so stubborn! You never let me finish what I'm saying. I can't stand talking to you! I'm out! Option 2: When we were talking about the budget and you interrupted me, I felt sad because I wanted to be heard.

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The Simple Things

I was visiting with a friend recently and I saw something on his bookshelf that I had not seen in twenty years, a copy of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulgum. It’s a book of essays that came out in the mid-1980’s. The brilliance of the book is in its simplicity.

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Relationship Matters: Listening Well

When I was a young boy, my mom would often say, “God gave you two ears and one mouth so you can listen twice as much as you speak.” Decades later, there are times when I’m not sure that I’ve fully grasped the wisdom of that adage. Listening well is important in every relationship. And developing good listening skills is crucial for success at work or at home. At times it seems that listening is more important than even what we say.

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Turning 60

Today, I complete my 60th trip around the sun. How in the world is that possible? It seems like only a few years ago I was sporting my baby-blue polyester leisure suit, listening to my Eagles' Greatest Hits eight-track and planning on being a surgeon one-day.

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