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Love and Stress Don't Mix... Thankfully

Practicing any of the Connection Habits™ will create a moment of positivity. This will improve your health and well-being, benefitting you and the people around you. One thing to understand about our brains is that they don't actually multitask all that well, if at all. Here is a quick test if you don't believe me. When we multitask, we are actually switching quickly back and forth between 2 thoughts and this reduces our effectiveness. For the vast majority of people, focusing in a meaningful way on 2 things at the same time is simply not possible.

Three Surprising Things That (According to Research) You Are Probably Doing to Escalate an Argument

Escalating an argument with your partner is a terrible way to increase feelings of love and connection. Most couples work hard to avoid doing that. In fact, a hallmark of happy couples is that they enter into an argument slowly, and exit quickly. (For clarification, I am talking about non-productive or hurtful arguments, not playful arguments about whether pizza is better than sushi. Is there really a debate here?) Arguments are a fact of any relationship and healthy couples do their best to make them as positive as possible.

When your relationship with your significant other is going well, it impacts every area of your life in a positive way. Conversely, when it isn't going well, it can be very distracting and make it hard to be effective in the other important areas of your life.

Relationships and Connection on the Succeed Against The Odds Podcast

This week Rnold Smith and Michelle Falcone sit down with Francesca Anastasi on the Succeed Against The Odds Podcast and discuss the launch of The Connection App. Focusing on how it can be used to help develop and sustain habits to build stronger connections and more meaningful relationships.

Most people are somewhere between the “Honeymoon Phase” and having problems that need professional intervention to solve them. The help available for those couples is either expensive, or inconvenient, or both. Rnold and Michelle have found a fun solution to help couples one small habit at a time.

The Relationship Equation You Need to Know

According to research from John Gottman and his colleagues, who have videotaped couples interacting for the past 40 years, happy couples have an average of 5 positive interactions for every negative one, whereas unhappy couples have 0.8 positive interactions for each negative one.

Said another way, in a happy relationship you have at least 50 positive interactions for every 10 negative ones, in an unhappy relationship you have 8 positive interactions for every 10 negative ones.

In between is... meh. More is... better!

Love: The Good News, the Bad News, and Something Really Cool

There is no debate that love is an essential ingredient to happiness. It may not actually “make the world go round” (we are pretty sure that has something to do with... gravity?), but it has been, and continues to be, a point of fascination for authors, poets, researchers, and many more. This is probably due to the fact that it is an essential ingredient to a fulfilling life. In this article we explore some of the latest research into this field and give you the good, the bad, and the really cool news.

The Biggest Challenge Facing Relationships Today

The biggest challenge facing our most important relationships today is that most people struggle to give them the attention they need to thrive. One could argue it is simply a question of making our relationships a priority, which is true, but the average person has so many commitments that your relationship competes with, prioritizing your significant other is becoming increasingly difficult to do.

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