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Intimacy & Independence: Relationship Strategies

What are constructive choices to deal with conflicts in our romantic relationships?    What are some sabotaging behaviors to be aware of?  How best to deal with different degrees of desire for intimacy and independence?

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  • Bob

    Great group and discussion! Jim did a lot to encourage everyone to participate. The "after party" was fun, though Orleans was pretty loud.

    January 20, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Excellent discussion, thank you.

    January 19, 2013

  • Seyyide S.

    Very nice group of people, interesting discussion, exchanging insights, experiences, opinions. Thank you.

    January 19, 2013

  • Chris

    I also agree with the comments below 15 to 20 is the perfect size for discussion, larger is not Better

    January 18, 2013

  • Chris

    recommend the moderator take strict attendance/enforce 1 day ahead cancellation rules and banished the ppl with more than 1 no-shows (if they cancel on the same day as the meetup that counts as no show also), u will then cut down the rsvp by a good chunk and allow waitlist ppl who really want on to attend better chances

    January 18, 2013

  • Seyyide S.

    What are the easiest options for parking?

    January 18, 2013

  • Dianna M

    One small brainstorm, FWIW... break-out groups? Jim, would it work to supply the questions to a second or third moderator?

    1 · January 16, 2013

  • Marion

    On a different note, after our discussion this Friday, I am hoping to go to this show at Radio in Union Square:

    I can guarantee you that it'll be fun, and my friends Parlour Bells will be awesome in a high-energy and dramatic way. I expect the others will be great, too.

    So I won't be making it to Orleans afterward, but if anyone wants to join me in a post-meetup music escape, let me know!

    January 14, 2013

  • Marion

    I agree with Sue. I think even a "full house" at Diesel can get a bit big, so doing 2 events on a single topic (if there's a lot of demand and a willing host/ess) might work better.

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Ivette

    Could you please post this topic again..I'm verry interested in attending.

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The problem with increasing the size of the venue and thus the meetup attendees is that it will make it more difficult to have a good group conversation. I think anything larger would be unruly and require breaking off into groups. I think the size of the venue is perfect for a discussion group.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Jim B

    Good feedback. Catherine, any suggestions for larger venues? For discussions, it helps to have a place not too loud, etc.
    Anyone with suggestions can post them here, or send me email

    January 12, 2013

    • Sandra

      I agree, Jim. I got to go to one of these, and it was great fun. I loved the cafe too, but yes it is full more often than not, when I go to RSVP.

      January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this group. I think you need to pick a larger place to meet as every time I've looked at your meetings they are always full with a huge waiting list.

    January 12, 2013

  • Beverly

    Great topic..!! Once again, I'm borrowing it for FFT...tks!!:)

    November 30, 2012

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