Partners In Healthy Relationships Aren’t Defensive.

We humans are imperfect creatures, and we all make mistakes, so even in healthy relationships it’s inevitable that partners will disappoint each other at times. Whether it’s forgetting to buy the milk, or something far more serious, in all relationships, and even if only unintentionally,...

Not Sure Whether Marriage Therapy Is A Good Idea?

Knowing when to accept relationship challenges as normal consequences of relationship life, and when to sit up, take notice, and get help, isn't always easy. If you and your partner are not sure whether marriage therapy is a good idea, at least you can start by...

Relationship Change Starts With You

Ever tried to get your partner to change? How did you try? If you're like many of my clients, you essentially pointed your finger squarely at their face whilst generously offering up your expert advice....

Is My Partner Too Controlling?

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows how easy it is to get into power-plays. Power (having it and/or not having it) is important when it comes to matters of the heart....

How To Hold Your Ground Without Damaging Your Relationship

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?...

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....

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