Posts Categorized: Relationships

Open relationships: things to think about

Relate counsellors called up by Huffington Post have been giving their thoughts on open relationships – where both partners in a relationship or marriage agree they are permitted to have sexual relationships with other people. Proponents of open relationships say they have found the answer to differing sex drives, and satiating a desire to have a variety… Read more »

Letting go and moving on

It can be difficult to stop living in the past, especially if you’re still carrying around the emotional baggage of a former relationship. Relationships can have a pull on us long after they’re over. It can be difficult to accept that something that was once a really big part of your life is now becoming… 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 »

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 »