Communication

Want better communication with your partner? Try a soft start up…

Since the outcome of a conversation is generally predicted by how the first three minutes go*, it makes sense to fine tune your communication skills. The harsh start up Often, the conversation tends to go this way: “You’re so lazy, you never unstack the dishwasher!” This is a harsh start up – you can guess …

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Why vulnerability is key to a thriving relationship

Why is it so important to be vulnerable in our relationships and why do so many people struggle with it?

Why choosing evidenced-based couples counselling is so important

The average couple waits six years before seeking help from a couples counsellor, according to research by US clinical psychologist John Gottman.

Did you know you have a choice?

When it comes to our physical health, we consider which gym to attend, which trainer we prefer or what type of gym gear is most comfortable. In contrast, we can be quite passive when it comes to choosing options around treating our emotional well being.

Is it ok to check your partner’s phone?

Short answer to this one – generally, no, it isn’t ok to check your partner’s phone. While a lot of couples may reason that they have nothing to hide, so it is ok, from a relationship counselling perspective I am curious and wonder about the following: