Posts Categorized: Relationships

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 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 »

What you can do if your partner is drinking too much

Feeling your partner drinks too much can create tension and upset in your relationship. You may feel your partner is ‘being taken away from you’. Perhaps you resent the amount of time they spend out drinking – and feel they’re a completely different person when they’ve been drinking. Maybe you’re unsure how to broach the… Read more »