Happy New Year!

How was your Christmas break?

I hope it was restorative, with a chance for reflection and some thought about your intentions for the new year – and perhaps even the next decade.

I also know that it was likely tiring, largely fuelled by sugar and alcohol, and a bit of a challenge for some of your closest relationships. (I’m no grinch but I do love the return to the usual routine!)

Relationship Goals 2.0 is back this spring

As you know I’m a married mum of two, and a relationship therapist.

In my personal and professional life I’ve found that most of us are just trying our best to be happy together… but it’s not always easy and sometimes we feel at a bit of a loss as to what we actually need to do to get there.

Luckily there is loads of research into what the happiest couples do to stay close and connected, and I set up Relationship Goals 2.0 so that I can share it with you… in the pub!

The next event is happening on Thursday 6th February 2020 at The Poets Ale and Smokehouse, 33 Montgomery Street, Hove, BN3 5BF.

It’s on the theme of POSITIVITY, and you can book your tickets here: Facebook / Eventbrite

The Benefits of Relationship Goals 2.0

Would you like to feel more confident that you know what you need to do in order to…

  • Strengthen your relationship?
  • Improve communication?
  • Increase affection?
  • Enjoy more intimacy?
  • Manage disagreements so they neither escalate nor get left unresolved?
  • Be the best parenting team possible?

What to expect at Relationship Goals 2.0

Firstly let me reassure you that no audience participation is required!

What happens is that you grab a drink on your way in, order some food if you fancy, come upstairs, sit with whoever you came with, and have a chat with them – prompted by some questions I leave out on the tables.

Then I interrupt your conversation to give my talk. I share a whole load of research-based wisdom on a different theme each time. We’re starting 2020 by taking about POSITIVITY, including:

  • Giving each other the benefit of the doubt
  • Supporting each other through life’s ups and downs
  • Parenting as a team
  • How to be a good listener

Finally I’ll invite you to carry on your conversation from earlier, informed by some of what you’ve heard.

That’s it! No group activities, trust exercises, or expectation for you to share anything you’re not comfortable with.

If you want to come with a friend or on your own that’s cool too and you’ll still be able to chat to each other – or me! – about the stuff we cover. Book your tickets here: Facebook / Eventbrite

Feedback from previous events:

I get that coming along to something different like this – especially on such a personal topic – might mean steppng out of your comfort zone.

That’s why I make these nights as relaxed and fun as I can, as you can tell from the feedback from previous ones (see here for more):

“It was lighthearted and fun, got us chatting. Wasn’t as ‘deep’ as I thought – and that’s a good thing!”

“The structure was good – having a bit of info/presentation followed by something interactive and fun.”

“Loved the game – was great to do something fun with my husband, something we don’t usually do, and to realise our similarities.”

Get in touch

I am very friendly and approachable, so please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions. You can also watch some of my videos to get a sense of what my talks are like.

Book your tickets today! Facebook / Eventbrite

March and April Events

Relationship Goals 2.0 on POSITIVITY is just the start of this year’s opportunities to invest in your relationship in such a relaxed, fun way.

Here are the details of the following two events:

Thursday 5th March 2020 – SPACE: Facebook / Eventbrite

  • Dealing with disagreements
  • Avoiding getting into horrible rows
  • The pursuer-distancer pattern and how to break it
  • The difference between solvable and perpetual problems, and how to deal with them

Thursday 2nd April 2020 – UNDERSTANDING: Facebook / Eventbrite 

  • Raising issues gently and constructively
  • Understanding each other’s points of view
  • Changing direction when your discussions take a turn for the worse
  • How to be masters of the art of compromise

Plus the 3 for 2 offer is back this spring, so just book your tickets to the first two events and I will email you a code to get your tickets for the third one absolutely free!