Posts Categorized: Articles

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 »

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 »

5 reasons why kissing is good for you

There’s nothing more euphoric than a great kiss and it’s been proven that kissing is good for you and your relationship. As it is International Kissing Day on 6th July 2017 here are five kissing facts: It helps you work out if someone is a good match When you lock lips with someone, five out… 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 »

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 »

5 communication tips to try with your partner

It’s no great secret that communication is an important part of any relationship. What’s less understood is how to be a good communicator and just how beneficial building good communication habits into your relationship can be. And while there’s no single, simple solution for making this happen there are a few key communication tips that… Read more »

When disagreeing becomes abuse

What’s ‘gaslighting’? It’s trying to convince someone they’re wrong about something – even when they aren’t. Most commonly, it’s when someone frequently disagrees with you, or refuses to listen to your point of view. Many of us are guilty of mild ‘gaslighting’ from time to time – refusing to hear what our partner has to… Read more »

Time for talking

We all know that talking to your partner and being open about how you feel is important. But it’s easy to let regular talking fall by the wayside — especially with the demands of a busy working life or when looking after children. Why is talking every day important?