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How can I tell if my relationship will last?

Categories: love

 

Couples are faced with many challenges and transitions throughout the course of their relationship. While it would be nice to have a crystal ball, there is no specific way of determining whether or not your relationship will last.

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Understanding your partner's relationship needs

Categories: love

Our journey to understanding the underlying needs in couple relationships started with psychiatrist John Bowlby (1907-1990). He was a Freudian thinker, believing mental health or the lack of it, is derived in early childhood.

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Our deep-seated yearning for connection

Categories: love

In Western cultures, dependency is a dirty word. In our world, healthy adulthood has been defined by emotional independence and self-sufficiency. In essence our culture encourages us to draw an emotional moat around ourselves.

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Three marriage saving tips for life’s big transitions

Categories: love

When we look back across the landscape of our life - that began in our childhood craddles and leads us to where we are today, we realise that life evolves through a series of phases.

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Mental Health Week and beyond: How can you improve your mental health and wellbeing?

Categories: live, lead

It was mental health week last week. Around Melbourne (and I’m sure further afield too) events to raise awareness were hosted by numerous organisations.

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Do we learn relationship management skills, or is it instinct that matters?

Categories: love

The 19th century German poet, philosopher and student of human culture Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel said, ‘Every art should become science, and every science should become art.

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Why do couples fight? (and how to redirect the energy)

Categories: love

We fight with those we care about the most because those are the relationships that matter.

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The changing face of couple relationships

Categories: love

As a couples counsellor it is important for me to keep up to date with the latest research on couple therapy.

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Something personal....

Categories: live, love, lead

Not so long ago my life was really different.   I was a senior leader with a global blue chip company. I did interesting work.

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How to survive a relationship break up

Categories: live, love

It is never easy when a relationship ends. Whether you initiated or were on the receiving end of a breakup, loss of a relationship; a bond between intimates can be one of the most painful experiences of our lives.

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