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How To Discuss Relationship Needs

How To Discuss Relationship Needs

Discussing Relationship Needs   Have you ever said something like “I need more time to myself!” then got a reply that was so far from what you needed to hear that you just gave up? I know how frustrating this can be, so let's talk about how to discuss...

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How To Talk To Your Partner About Going To Couples Counselling

How To Talk To Your Partner About Going To Couples Counselling

Couples counselling is amazing, and the thing I hear most often about it is “I wish we’d gone sooner!” But asking for help isn’t always easy, and the prospect of inviting a stranger into our most private conversations can feel quite daunting. It’s very common for one partner to be ready to call a counsellor while the other is still unsure about it. So if you’re wondering how to get your partner to go to couples counselling, you’re not alone. Here are a few pointers to help you if you’ve been struggling with how to get your partner to go to couples counselling.

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International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day

According to the organisers, International Men’s Day is a day to celebrate the value men bring to the world, their families, and communities. So if you have a man in your life, please let him know how much he means to you today.

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

It’s World Kindness Day 2020. We know kindness matters. We tell our kids to be kind. But how kind are you, really, to the person you have chosen to spend your life with, on a day-to-day basis? How friendly are you? How generous? How considerate? Do you ask them how...

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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week

It's International Stress Awareness Week 2020 This week has been International Stress Awareness Week, so let’s think about your stress levels, how you understand them, and what you can do about them. Stress is what happens when the demands of a situation outstrip our...

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Making Time For Intimacy

Making Time For Intimacy

We all know that it's important to make time for intimacy with our partners if we want to have lasting, satisfying relationships. But with our busy lives, work, family, homes, and all the jobs that need doing, sometimes we can get out of the habit of making time for...

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Teeth and Claws

Teeth and Claws

When I was 10 years old, we lived in a house with interesting neighbours. I remember on the day we moved in, the mother walked into our new home and announced, “we mostly keep ourselves to ourselves”. In my experience, people who describe themselves as an open book...

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Stress and Your Relationships

Stress and Your Relationships

How have your stress levels been lately? Stress is the reaction that happens when we feel that the demands of a situation outstrip our resources to cope. So I think most of us can say that our stress levels have been higher than usual at least some of the time over...

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Love In Lockdown – the Online Course

Love In Lockdown – the Online Course

The global pandemic is putting huge pressure on everyone, especially couples with kids at home.⁣ ⁣ As well as coping with the uncertainty and anxiety, many of us have lost work, childcare, and the comfort of our usual routines.⁣ ⁣ Being in lockdown together presents a...

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