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A New Map for Relationships: Chapters 7, 8 & 9

The first of these two chapters describes a recent incident that easily could have blown up into an argument, but that was kept under control by our following “our new map for relationships.” Tearing up our old relationship map and piecing together a new one took years, but resulted in a marriage where we haven’t had a single fight or argument in at least 10 years. That’s something I didn’t think was possible, and I have to give Dorothie full credit for that vision. The second chapter is aptly titled, “Our Quest.” Continue reading

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A New Map for Relationships: Chapters 2 & 3

For reasons explained in my March 1 blog post, I’m posting draft chapters of my forthcoming book with my wife Dorothie: “A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home and Peace on the Planet.” In my last post of chapter 1, I had mistreated Dorothie in a way that caused her to storm out of our car and, when she returned, rip up the map I was holding. The story has a happy ending, with the two of us breaking into laughter at the insanity of our actions, and then working to piece together the jig saw puzzle that our map had become – producing yet more laughter.

This time I’m posting chapters 2 and 3, on personal and international relationship maps. I felt it was important to get to chapter 3 so that readers will see the connections between improving one’s marriage or other personal relationship, ending needless wars, and making the nuclear threat become a nightmare of the past. Continue reading

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