Relationship success
Investing for Relationship Success

There’s a great little book by Gregory Scott Peck called “The Road Less Travelled”… some of you will already know, it’s one of my all time favourite books on personal and spiritual growth. In the opening chapter he writes something like this:...

6 Thinking Habits That Are Poisoning Your Relationship

Falling in love and being in relationships can at times do crazy things to the way people think. Rational, sensible people with rational, sensible thinking habits can get a little tangled up in thinking habits that aren’t rational and sensible at all....

Is Your Partner All Words And No Action?

Are you in a relationship with an “I’m gunna…”? Does your partner do a whole lot of talking about dreams and goals, but never follow through?...

How A Nagging Wife And A Withdrawn Husband Got Back On Track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 Here's a summary of how this "nagging wife" and her "withdrawn husband" got back on track.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,...

Marriages don’t survive neglect

Ever noticed how relationships and marriages tend to wilt over time? As a marriage therapist I see frequently how one of the common reasons for this is that marriages don't survive neglect....

Resentment has no place in happy relationships

Sometimes when couples come to therapy, one or both of them brings along a big backpack. I can tell it’s heavy, because they’re always drained from the effort of lugging it around. They often let out a private sigh as they put it down....

When one partner plays “parent”

They say opposites attract, but in practice it’s not always rewarding for couples who have created a relationship dynamic that’s mismatched at some fundamental level....