Posts By: Peter Law

Sex after babies

After giving birth, when it hurts just to go to the toilet, the thought of having to resume love-making can be worrying. Sex postpartum isn’t something that most women, or men, talk about openly – but it can be a major concern. As well as fears over pain, new parents find themselves exhausted with looking… Read more »

Staying friends brings benefits

You’re about to have that awkward conversation with your partner – that you want to break up. But should you suggest ‘remaining ‘friends’? Or cut them out of your life completely? Relate relationship counsellor Gurpreet Singh has been talking with HuffPost Online about the benefits of remaining friends. It can help you bring good energy… Read more »

Not good in bed?

The thought that you might not be particularly good in bed is one that occurs to lots of people at some point in their life. Insecurities around sex are one of the most common problems that affect relationships. So… the first thing to say is, if this is something that’s on your mind: you’re not… Read more »

When your partner is unreliable

Is your partner unreliable? At the less serious end of the spectrum, it can be things like always being a bit late when you arrange to meet, or taking longer than you would like to reply to texts – niggling stuff that can get on your nerves, but isn’t necessarily a big problem. More seriously, it… Read more »

Left cold by a long relationship

While men and women lose passion with age, women are often left cold by longer relationships, says a study of British sexual attitudes. The findings, from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in Britain, are based on the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Relate sex therapist Ammanda Major told BBC… Read more »

The burden of debt

Being in debt can place a huge strain on a relationship. Having enough money is a basic need, so when you’re under the pressure of debt, it can make you feel scared, upset, stressed and worried about the future. Some people find it can creep into every moment, and make it difficult to enjoy any… Read more »

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

What not to say to someone with dementia

Seven things not to say to someone with dementia are the latest helpful tips from the Alzheimer’s Society. Those of us who know someone with dementia will recognise how communication can get more difficult over time. How and when language problems develop will depend on the individual, as well as the type of dementia and… Read more »

Open relationships: things to think about

Relate counsellors called up by Huffington Post have been giving their thoughts on open relationships – where both partners in a relationship or marriage agree they are permitted to have sexual relationships with other people. Proponents of open relationships say they have found the answer to differing sex drives, and satiating a desire to have a variety… Read more »

Letting go and moving on

It can be difficult to stop living in the past, especially if you’re still carrying around the emotional baggage of a former relationship. Relationships can have a pull on us long after they’re over. It can be difficult to accept that something that was once a really big part of your life is now becoming… Read more »