Enhancing Relationships with the Right Support and Information
What makes the difference between a terrific relationship and a miserable one? Experienced couple counsellors share their wisdom. We have a look at what relationship researchers and writers can tell us.
About Relationships That Work
Almost all couples (78%) experience some ongoing disagreements according to a survey conducted by Relationships Aotearoa. “Even in the happiest, longest lasting of relationships, couples disagree,” said Hilary Smith of Relationships Aotearoa. “And most people do learn to deal with them.”
Couple disagreements are normal
New Zealander’s relationships are thriving, and a satisfying sex life is an important contributor, according to a survey just released by Relationships Aotearoa. 67% of people said they were satisfied with the sexual aspects of their relationship, while 83% were satisfied with their relationship overall.
Relationship and Sex
“It makes such a difference when you really listen and hear what your partner is saying,” says Hal Kennedy, experienced Relationship Counsellor.
Listening to your partner
New Zealand couples are thriving, according to a nationwide survey by counselling agency Relationships Aotearoa Whakawhanaungatanga. The on-line survey of 1,000 New Zealanders, conducted by ACNielsen, shows 82% place very high importance on partner relationships and 64% find them very satisfying.
Everyone’s got an opinion about relationships, but does advice really help?
When you’re wondering whether your relationship is a good candidate for a long-term commitment there’s a lot to take into account. This checklist focuses on maturity in a number of different areas.