in LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

Whether it’s your spouse, children, parents, co-workers, or customers, relationships are at the center of your life. Mindfulness and awareness offers effective ways to find more harmony and love in your relationships.

With June being such a popular month for weddings, here is a selection of Mindful stories that celebrate love—and also offer a fresh perspective on relationships.

Love is what we long to receive and to give, yet our intimate relationships are conflicted and often painful. Psychologist John Welwood reveals the difference between absolute and relative love, and the wound within each of us that no other can heal.

A chance meeting on a plane reminds Sylvia Boorstein that striking up a conversation with a stranger and being truly interested in what they say can lead to unexpected insights.

To really listen to others, say David Rome and Hope Martin, we must first learn to listen to ourselves. They teach us three techniques for tuning in to body, speech, and mind.

Listening compassionately—it makes a difference. For more about the art of mindful listening, read the following stories from Mindful.org.