Posts By: Peter Law

Trust: important to any relationship

Trust is an important factor in any relationship. Trust helps us to feel secure in our relationship – that, even if there are challenges further down the line, there’s still a strong foundation to fall back on. Of course, it’s not always easy to express trust constructively. Things can get in the way – insecurities… Read more »

Loneliness: how we feel about it

Loneliness can be a frightening prospect, and one that can cause us to act in irrational ways. Staying in an unfulfilling relationship because you’re frightened of being alone is a relatively common situation, and one that many people come to individual counselling with for help. It can be tricky to address because the fear of… Read more »

Take your time

You’ve probably read that January is notoriously the most popular month for divorce. Tensions over the holiday period – or the final straw in a relationship breakdown that’s been coming all year – may leave us emotionally drained: we don’t want another relationship, ever. For others, the stress of dumping someone, or being dumped, leaves… Read more »

Do unto others…

We wish you a happy Christmas. The Relate Bedfordshire and Luton counselling centres are closed from close of play on December 22 till January 2 2018. We do wish you well but know that for many people it can be a difficult time of year. Deciding who to spend Christmas with is often a major… Read more »

Do you ever feel unattractive?

Feeling you aren’t attractive enough to be with your partner can be demoralising and isolating. It can happen for various reasons. Your self-esteem may have taken a knock – and with it, your sense of how desirable you are. Perhaps it’s something that you’ve begun to feel after going through physical changes; after an injury,… Read more »