Out-talked By a Partner Who Is Better At Communicating Than You Are?

Ever seen a deer in the headlights? Then you’ll know exactly what expression I see on some of my client’s faces when their partners start talking about relationship issues. They look freaked out, frozen, and frantic to avoid annihilation by a partner, who they believe is...

Want Better Communication In Your Relationship? Listen Up.

Like many marriage and relationship therapists, I’m constantly promoting the benefits of great communication for couples who genuinely want relationships that really thrive. And also like many marriage and relationship therapists, I’m constantly witnessing partners shut each other down, whilst in the very next breath...

Time Poor Couples Simply Must Get This Right

Keeping a relationship healthy over years and decades is hard, especially for couples who don’t get much time to actually be together. It’s a modern dilemma facing so many modern marriages, and relationships everywhere are buckling under the strain....

How To Change, Even When You’re Really Stuck

I know what it feels like to really want to change something about myself, only to find that I can’t make it happen. It’s frustrating, and can leave me feeling helpless and hopeless. At such times it’s easy to believe that I’ll never become the...

How To Repair After A Relationship Bad Patch

I spend a lot of time talking and writing about how to minimise relationship disharmony, and for good reason: I’ve seen that it takes not just love, but actual skill and expertise to keep a relationship on a really healthy and loved-up track....

Who Else Is Sick Of Being Nagged?

Imagine a day when from the moment you got up, someone followed you around telling you that everything you’re doing is wrong....

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