Enhancing Relationships with the Right Support and Information
There are many factors that determine if your relationship is healthy or not, some are simple and easy to see and some are complicated and hard to notice. We have sourced out some of the main points that determine if your relationship is working well or not. Compare your relationship with the relationship checklist and see how well your relationship is doing.
Stress, the Relationship Killer
By the time Sunday evening arrived I was decidedly grumpy. This was a big shift from the ‘high as a kite mood’ that Saturday delivered. After almost two years of house renovations I could see our dream nearing realisation, even though the ongoing stress seemed to be killing our relationship.
Listening With Your Heart
‘Listening with Your Heart’ might sound like a soppy, airy fairy, new age mantra, however, in this context I think it fits. To take away someone’s heart means to take away her or his lifeblood. Saying to someone ‘I love you with all my heart’ means to give yourself fully. ‘Listening with Your Heart’ invites an understanding of your partner, their fears, feelings and intentions in the fullest way. The understanding you gain is a gift for the relationship journey.
Partner’s Behaviour Concerns
It is commonplace these days to hear talk about how couples separate because they are not prepared to work on their relationship. Interestingly, the uptrend for divorce in ever-increasing numbers started in the late 1800s.
How to deal with Affairs
What you need to know about affairs and how affairs can affect relationships. Affairs can be thrilling, invigorating, exciting and romantic, and on the other side can also be painful, damaging, hurtful and disastrous. No matter how you go about it, having an affair will for sure hurt someone and in most cases will hurt all parties involved including any children.
“What do you mean does our relationship have a future? We’ve got a date next week haven’t we?” Commitment can be a charged word in relationships. Some people seek commitment as a goal in it’s own right. Others back away from commitment as if it bites. If you and your partner have different ideas about commitment you might find yourselves standing on shaky ground.
Relationships do go through tough times. There are two of you and you’re different. Sometimes what you want, what you believe, how you act or what you choose will mean you clash. Here's a list of articles to help you navigate and resolve your relationship problems:
Loyalty and Lust in a relationship
If it didn’t mean anything, why did you do it?
You say forever. You mean it. After all, this is true love. Faithful is what you are. It’s a delight not a duty. Even when the chemistry quits running the show, being together is great. This is your best friend, your biggest fan.
Maybe it’s hormones. Maybe mortality just snuck up and tapped you on the shoulder. Or maybe you’ve always been keen on having kids and you just forgot to mention it. Now you find your partner is appalled by the idea of committing to parenthood.
“I had no idea we were so unhappy!” This is commonly said by the partner who had no idea their relationship was in trouble... until their partner marched them off to relationship counselling.