Posts By: Peter Law

Heroes take a bow

Not just one, but TWO Relate Bedfordshire and Luton team members won ‘Heroes’ awards at a national Relate conference. Relate Heroes are recognised each year for their services to the charity. For 2015, counselling services manager Tina Miller was presented with a ‘Heroes’ award for her 26 years’ service to the local Relate in the… Read more »

The pain’s the same

In an interview for the Telegraph on the hurt of being defriended on Facebook, Relate counsellor Arabella Russell says: “Social media can be a great source of communication, but it can also be a great battering ram on the self-esteem. “If you’re dropped, it can have a really visceral effect: ‘What have I done?’ It’s… Read more »

Let’s go for the least painful way possible

No-fault divorce was the subject of a Ten Minute Rule Bill debated in the House of Commons. We support this motion. Divorce in England and Wales requires one person to accuse the other of adultery / unreasonable behaviour / desertion to have their divorce granted within two years of marriage breakdown. Research has found that 27%… Read more »

How to stop arguments spinning out of control

Have you noticed that arguments with your partner often blow up before getting resolved? Do disagreements easily pass the point of no return? Do you sometimes both say things you’ll regret later before one of you storms out? Many couples bring this destructive pattern of conflict to counselling, and we’ve witnessed how hurt and exhausted… Read more »

Tips for dating

Be positive – Make sure you’re in a good place and feeling fulfilled first before you try and get into a new relationship. Looking to another person to make you happy will not last and is likely to create unwanted pressures and resentments down the line. Keep your friends close – Develop and maintain a strong network… Read more »

‘Age no barrier to love’

Research from Relate shows that 23% of 55 to 65-year-olds have met at least one partner through a dating website or app. The statistics also reveal that nearly twice the number of men compared with women are getting married in their sixties. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton CEO Angela Foll says that relationships are important no… Read more »

Auction raises nearly £2,000 to help local young people

Definitely no one was asleep – some just look that way in the picture.   Instead, they were intently studying the brochure for 12 auction lots at our latest charity auction – including bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons donated by local MPs – which raised nearly £2,000 to help pay for free counselling… Read more »

Great prizes for auction fundraiser

Just take a look… at the great prizes supporters have generously donated for our auction this month. The catalogue is here: Woburn auction lots brochure The 12 auction lots include bottles of bubbly from the House of Commons, family days out on the river and in country parks, and a framed photograph of the England… Read more »

Insight into mental issues at school

The group of young people we’ve been working with who won top prize in a local social action competition have published their project report – and given us an insight into the plight of children at school who suffer mental health issues. The Minds Alrite team, taking part in an UpRising leadership programme, aimed to:… Read more »