How To Hold Your Ground When You Disagree

If you’re in a relationship you will have noticed that partners don’t always see eye to eye. Knowing how to hold your ground without damaging your relationship is a really important skill for partners wanting a healthy relationship....

Don’t Kick Your Relationship When It’s Down

Do you honour your relationship and keep it safe, even when you’re arguing? Or do you argue in a way that threatens your relationship security? That kicks it when it’s down?...

Feeling Suffocated by Parenthood? How To Find Peace.

Feeling suffocated by parenthood? Changing this will be easier once you can let go of what was. New parents love their babies. Many of them however, hate the loss of freedom that being a parent brings....

How To Be Angry… (AND Loving)… When You Argue

All couples argue. So we may as well learn how to do it well. Many of the couples I see in practice don’t know how to argue well. So it makes me wonder how the rest of you are doing it....

4 Strategies for Turning Destructive Arguments Around

All couples argue, but not all couples argue well. Having a healthy discussion rather than a destructive argument takes skill. Here are some of the strategies that make a hugely positive difference to couples ready to step away from destructive arguments and into healthier ways...

How A Nagging Wife And A Withdrawn Husband Got Back On Track

I recently worked with a young couple who were dealing with a relationship challenge that's common to parents of young kids. Here's a summary of how this "nagging wife" and her "withdrawn husband" got back on track. Sarah * is a young mum feeling overwhelmed. Diligent,...

Communication skills
Conflict resolution for heathy relationships

Yay! Thankfully, in episode 5 of Channel 9's "Married at First Sight", we finally get to see a couple show how conflict resolution skills make for great relationships. After four episodes so far, we’ve now seen numerous examples of how couples destroy great communication when succumbing to...