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  • Relationship Success Depends on Making Clean Deals – With Kimi Avary

    Relationship Success Depends on Making Clean Deals – With Kimi Avary

    Private Matters Episode 40. Relationship Success Depends on Making Clean Deals – With Kimi Avary. Private Matters is a professional forum that raises awareness about creating deeper intimate relationships around the world, produced & hosted by Max J. Van Praag – PrivateMatters.com – Private Matters Productions – San Rafael

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  • Commentary: “Avoid Using Labels”

    Commentary: “Avoid Using Labels”

    Commentary by Max J. Van Praag What is Intimacy? Thriving in Life through Intimacy PrivateMatters.com – Private Matters Productions – San Rafael

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  • Tips for Couples

    Tips for Couples

    The best in me will reach the best in you The more I share (and the less I withhold) the more I get Sharing secrets leads to intimacy and releases anxiety Sexual fantasies are to share My partner is my teacher I try to accept myself, so that I can accept my partner I listen for my lover’s nonverbal signals The blame game is not my game My anger is my own It is good to be direct I love […]

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  • Finding the “Right Person”

    Finding the “Right Person”

    The intense preoccupation of unmarried people with how to meet the “right person” reveals the desperate concern to get established in the supposed security and self-esteem of doubleness. But being unmarried from an existential viewpoint is not at all a problem, and it does not mean that an individual is in any way deprived of anything necessary: love, support, guidance, companionship… Being married or coupled is simply an interpersonal arrangement, it’s about lifestyle and details, not an ultimate reality.  

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  • Longest Celebrity Marriages

    Longest Celebrity Marriages

    “You have to listen to your partner’s problems, suggestions and advice, and accept that you’re not always right. Conversation is the key to a successful marriage” – Meryl Streep http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/entertainment-longestmarriages/16/

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  • The Most Intimate Relationship…

    The Most Intimate Relationship…

    The most intimate relationship we’ll ever have in our life, is the one with our own thoughts. – Byron Katie

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