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Hope

This is for anyone that has given up hope for the possibility of finding their way through the loneliness of hurt to renewal of love in their relationship.

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A thought by Jo Gniel | Counsellor Melbourne | 2015

2015 – Believe in possibility

Many come to the end of a year and reflect on what they want to leave behind. Whether your year was filled with delight, disappointment or the unexpected, believe in the possibility that 2015 may be a year like no other.

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A thought by Jo Gniel | marriage and health | all you need is love

All you need is love

"All you need is love"

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Relationship Myth No 2 – ‘If men did the housework more…’

Categories: Relationships

I finally had a quiet moment to sit down and catch up on The Age, Sunday Life magazine (a weekly ritual for me). Life Matters, was written by Kathy Lette last weekend.

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A thought by Jo Gniel | Counsellor Melbourne | human connection | friendship

A thought... about human connection

"we are who we are because of our connection to others. And this is what makes us happy." (Ubuntu philosophy)

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Relationship Myth No. 1

Categories: Relationships

Relationship Myth No. 1 – “We just need to learn to communicate better” - Improving communication or more specifically learning how to resolve conflict is perhaps one of the biggest myths about creating a successful relationship.

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A thought...about marriage

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

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The challenge of supporting someone in your life who is struggling.

Should we encourage others to “always look on the bright side of life” when they are struggling? New research suggests perhaps not.

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Beyond isolation...

There are so many moments of vulnerability in life, that present the possibility of isolation, aloneness and separation from those we love, when the need is for connection and support.

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The myth of emotions

“Threats to our standing in the eyes of others are remarkably potent biologically, almost as powerful as those to our very survival.” - Daniel Goleman

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