Posts By: Peter Law

Getting connected

We all know that talking to your partner and being open about how you feel is important. But it can be surprisingly easy to let it fall by the wayside — especially with the demands of a busy working life or when you’re looking after children. Why is talking every day important? First, it allows… Read more »

Tips for summer holiday survival

We’re preparing for a surge in enquiries from couples whose relationships reach breaking point over the summer. Last year, we received a 49% increase in calls in September compared to an average month in 2016 along with a 9% rise in web traffic to the national site. This makes it our second busiest time of… Read more »

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »

How to avoid an affair

When people spend lots of time together, they have the chance to really get to know each other. For example, work affairs often start off slowly. Working together in stressful situations can mean bonding over shared goals or through collaborating on projects. What can start off as a platonic friendship or normal working relationship can,… Read more »

The difficult path through grief

Helping a partner who is grieving can be really challenging. Grief can be volatile and unpredictable. Everyone deals with grief differently. Some people might be more communicative, whereas others shut themselves away. It can take a long time to work through, however sometimes people can surprise you and seem to progress much quicker. The nature of… Read more »

The art of compromise

You want to go to the cinema. But you and your partner have different tastes in movies. One of you wants to see an action film; the other a romantic comedy. There are no films showing that you might both like to see. You talk about it for a while, and it’s clear you’re not… Read more »

When different sex drives in a relationship become a problem

Many couples experience different levels of sex drive at some point in their relationship. For some couples differences in sex drive may have been present from the start of the relationship. That’s common – and lots of people find ways of compromising that feel fine to both partners. For some people, their sex drive lessens… Read more »

Want to train as a couple’s counsellor?

Want to train as a Relate couple’s counsellor? Here’s your chance to undertake the training for FREE. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering two fully-funded training places for the Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling.

The biggest relationship killers?

US website Huffington Post has been talking with divorce attorneys Stateside and come up with what it describes as ‘the eight biggest relationship killers’. Here are what the attorney’s clients, and what the attorneys themselves, say: My spouse rarely helps out with the kids “When I first meet with people, I often hear that the husband… Read more »