Posts Categorized: Relationships

The burden of debt

Being in debt can place a huge strain on a relationship. Having enough money is a basic need, so when you’re under the pressure of debt, it can make you feel scared, upset, stressed and worried about the future. Some people find it can creep into every moment, and make it difficult to enjoy any… Read more »

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 »