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?...

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....

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....

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:...

5 Steps to Creating a Healthy Relationship Culture

One of the most frequent comments that I hear from couples in distress is “We’ve just grown apart”. And one of the most frequent questions they want answered is of course “Where did that connection go, and how do we get it back?”....

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....