Posts By: Chris
Clinical supervisor at Nottinghamshire Relate, Peter Saddington, explains some of the reasons more than four in ten marriages fail. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/the-nine-most-common-reasons-couples-get-divorce-a6875356.html
As the Christmas lights go up and the heart-warming festive TV adverts appear, anyone who hasn’t confirmed how they are spending Christmas this year may be feeling under pressure to commit. Who to spend Christmas with sounds like such a simple question but it can actually be rather complicated and cause a lot of stress… Read more »
1. Talk constructively How you say things is as important as what you’re saying. If you and your partner are having a disagreement, don’t just attack them or go all-out criticising. Why not try using ‘I’ statements? By saying ‘I feel’ rather than ‘You always…’ you’re taking responsibility for your emotions and your partner won’t… Read more »
The Best Medicine? The importance of relationships for health and wellbeing http://www.relate.org.uk/policy-campaigns/publications/best-medicine-importance-relationships-health-and-wellbeing
As parents of troubled teens it’s logical that we try to look for a reason why this has happened in our family. Why us? Why me? Understandably, you may look for someone or something to blame; whose fault is it? Maybe you blame yourself, your partner, your teenager or their friends? Blaming yourself or others… Read more »
Every year we get a reminder to take our cars in for an MOT to ensure that they’re roadworthy. But what about our relationships? Do we need a reminder to check in with our partners, or should we just carry on until the wing mirrors fall off, and we can no longer see the relationship… Read more »
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