Posts Categorized: Trust

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 »

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 »

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 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 »