3 ways to get through conflict in your relationships

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Today, 17 Oct 2019, is Conflict Resolution Day.  Hands up who hasn’t had some kind of argument that didn’t go so well in the last week… okay the last month then!  Why do you think that was?  Was it them?  Was it you?  Well, if you’re anything like me, hopefully, you’ve learned by now that HOW you say what you […]

Valentine’s Day: Last-Minute Rescue Ideas

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Hoping for a fun Valentine’s Evening… but racking your brains to find something that will hit the mark with your loved one? Did you know that in long-term relationships, often it’s the little things that count?  But I hear you ask, which little things??? What if I said, the little things that move the dial the most in […]

Show Love for Valentine’s Day… and the other 364!

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I love Valentine’s Day!  Apart from continuing my birthday celebrations for the month, it’s great to look forward to special time out with my beloved, wine-ing and dining and indulging in our love, escaping the normal routine of life for a moment. While others scowl that it’s just a “commercial trick” to get people to […]

#RelationshipGoals: A strategy to strengthen yours

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As we come to the end of wk 2 of 2018, how are you doing with your New Year’s Goals & Resolutions?  Are you keeping up with them all? The challenge I used to find was that despite starting off with the best of intentions of things I would do differently “this year”… once the […]

Stress, Gifts & Christmas: How to Survive & Thrive

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At this time of year, we generally spend more time with our partner, family, friends, in-laws (and out-laws!) and yes, even some of those “awkward” family members too!  For some, it can be a wonderful time of creating special memories.  For others, the extra time together can be somewhat stressful, to say the least! Understanding what makes people […]

7 Habits For Creating Highly Effective Relationships

A woman holding a glass of buck's fizz kisses her partner on the cheek as he stirs a cooking pot.

I can just imagine us being sat comfortably in the sofa, each cradling our favourite cuppa and you telling me how happy you are and how lucky you’re feeling.  Blessed even, to have the partner you now have and the relationship you enjoy together.  All is well.  You enjoy each other’s company, laugh easily and […]

How To Avoid Relationship Strain When Working From Home

man using phone before going to bed. Girl working on laptop on table in the background.

When I mention in conversation that my husband and I both work from home a lot, I usually get one of two responses: either envy; that we get to enjoy a cushy life of pyjamas and tracksuits, no strict schedules, and the joys of daytime sex(!), or concern; expressed as “I don’t know how you […]

How To Get More Va Va Voom back in your Relationship!

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From time to time, relationships can go through periods of feeling stale, even boring.  Nothing necessarily wrong in particular, but the absence of vibrancy means that every little niggle or irritation can become an issue, and the prevailing energy in the relationship is low.  Maybe a little irritation in the beginning can become a huge wedge […]

How to Have a Healthy Relationship in 7 Steps

Holding hands.

It was Nelson Mandela who said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.  Having spent the past 20+ years helping couples learn how to have a healthy relationship, we have found that translates to GET MORE UNDERSTANDING and then BE MORE UNDERSTANDING.  This blog is a summary of the 7 things we have […]

How to Have a Healthy Relationship in 3 Steps

A man and woman stand embracing and holding a red heart shaped baloon.

They’re funny things, relationships.  We all have them but, more often than not, it’s the luck of the draw how they play out!  The question lurking at the back of many people’s minds is, “if luck hasn’t been on my side so far, is there anything I can do to still have a healthy relationship?”  Our answer is a […]

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