How to be a Good Partner

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Are You a Good Partner? Everyone wants a good partner. Are you one? What would your partner say? There seems to be a lot of talk nowadays about bad partners. Everybody seems to have one. No good women, no good…

Avoiding Relationship Breakdown

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“Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine Investigating Problems Consistently and skilfully explore the problems you have as a couple and as individuals together, as they arise. If you…

Good Relationship Habits

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“What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.” —​ Francis Kong​ The End of The Honeymoon PHASE When it comes to our physical health, we know that prevention is better than cure. We know that…

The Art of Self-Regulation

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A Love Story. Learning the Art of Self-Regulation. “We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix Dysfunctional childhoods often lead to emotional dysregulation in children and adults.  Conversely,…

Start Complimenting Your Partner

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“If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.” ― Ruthie Lindsey Love is Action It seems to me; most people nowadays think that happy couples are somehow lucky. That they perhaps managed to find ‘the one’ and that the seemingly…

Stop Blaming Your Partner

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“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower My parents told us, my sister, brother and I, that they were getting a divorce when I was eleven years old. My world immediately fell…

Gottman’s Marriage Savers

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In his research into what made marriages stable and what led to relationship collapse, Gottman thought he had worked it out when he concluded that teaching couples how to argue without being overridden by the four horsemen was the answer.…

Gottman’s Marriage Killers

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“A romantic and sexual long-term committed relationship with another human remains the greatest gift life can offer” – John M Gottman PH.D. ‘The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work.’ The greatest gift life can offer. It’s worth giving that some…