Relationship tips
Relationship Tips From a Marriage Therapist

I’m looking forward to working with a lot of couples this year. Some will be looking to make their already pretty good relationships even better. But many will be looking to rescue their pretty bad relationships and turn relationship unhappiness and discontent around....

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....

2 Minutes a Day To A Better Relationship

Want a better relationship? Or just want to make sure you keep a great one great? Here's an appreciation exercise that I'd like you to try. All it takes is about 2 minutes a day:...

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 to Stop Being Confused About a Relationship Problem

Relationships are tricky, and it’s sometimes hard to know how to stop being confused about a relationship problem. When things get tough it’s normal to be flooded by overwhelming conflicting emotions, questions, and doubts....

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How A Nagging Wife And A Withdrawn Husband Got Back On Track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 Here's a summary of how this "nagging wife" and her "withdrawn husband" got back on track.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

How to accept an apology

No one likes being hurt, but in healthy relationships and marriages it does and will happen occasionally. For partners who want to grow closer over the course of their marriage, knowing how to give and to accept an apology is really crucial....

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