With Christmas adverts in full flow on the TV, painting a wonderful picture of family harmony and closeness, the pressure is on to create “The best Christmas ever!” Are you like many who look forward to Christmas time, yet have that niggling feeling it will bring disputes with the family, in-laws and / or your partner? The Family Mediation Helpline’s figures show almost 2 million couples … [Read more...] about The Festive Season: Relationship Survival Guide
We innately know that if our relationships are flourishing life is better. Yet our attachments to the opposite sex creates significant challenges (so do LGBT.). One of the iconic reads is the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (written by John Gray) - but is this just a myth or reality? THE SCIENCE The advancements in Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and brain imaging are beginning to … [Read more...] about Male V Female Brain – Myth or Reality
In a relationship, I like to identify the type of communication that’s being used by each partner. Of course, the type of communication you use will change depending on circumstances, environment, mood and even the amount of sleep you've had. If you're in “Wolf” mode you'll be playing the “blame game” of who’s right and who’s wrong, and what’s right and what’s wrong. The True Story of the 3 … [Read more...] about Are you wolf or giraffe?
Most couples make at least some, if not all, of these relationship mistakes. Just one is enough to cause problems in a relationship. If you're doing 2 or more, you're probably heading for a miserable time and maybe a crisis in your relationship. My guess is you will probably identify some in your relationship, either from you or your partner. Maybe both of you… Every part of nature has … [Read more...] about Four Relationship Mistakes Couples Make And Eight Ways To Stop Making Them
Repairing during and after a fight is key to relationship success all relationships no matter how strong they are the parties will come into conflict and differences of opinion. Schopenhauer the pessimistic philosopher didn’t see an end to conflicts, the inevitable pain and hurt that relationships can create. We are a connected species and it is vital to our emotional and physical … [Read more...] about Relationship repair