It seems that we're more and more connected to each other online these days with online relationships starting to become even more important than face-to-face relationships. Some new research supports this by saying that young Generation X adults are as likely to connect online with friends, family and co-workers as they are in person. The … [Read more...] about Do You Make These 7 Online Communication Mistakes?
One of the most common issues I hear from the couples I work with in long-term relationships, is loss of passion or sexual desire. Esther Perel, author of the book Mating in Captivity is a world-renowed expert on issues of sexuality and sexual desire in couples. Here's a great video of her summarising her ideas about what kills sexual desire … [Read more...] about What’s the Secret to Desire in Long-Term Relationships?
This is one of my favourite relationship quotes. If you can't see the image above, it says "You Can be RIGHT or you can be in RELATIONSHIP". I'm not sure who said it or where it comes from, but I like it because it really captures the dilemma that many couples find themselves in. And this doesn't just apply to couple communication. It's also … [Read more...] about Couple Conflict: How to Resolve Recurring Arguments and Create Win-Win Outcomes
Some of my most popular posts are on communication. Why is that? I think it's because we know that communication is one of those things that all of us can seek to improve. Communication is also something that when changed, can have immediate and positive benefits on your relationship. The Gottmans are famous for their world-renowned research on … [Read more...] about Couple Communication: The Value of a Soft Start-up
If you live in Australia, it's impossible not to have noticed the series of bushfire crises that have been unfolding throughout our various states in the last couple of weeks. With record summer temperatures, the environment has been ripe for bush fires that have caused huge personal losses throughout Tasmania and NSW, as well as other … [Read more...] about What the Australian Bush Fire Crisis can Teach us About Relationships
You're probably aware that the majority of New Year's resolutions that people make fail within a couple of months. Healthy relationship resolutions are no exception. There's a whole raft of reasons for this, which include problems with commitment, lack of planning, low personal motivation, lack of accountability, self-sabotaging beliefs and … [Read more...] about 25 New Year Healthy Relationship Resolutions
There are so many books and articles written about how to communicate effectively, that it can often be overwhelming knowing what to believe or even what works, I've distilled down some of the most important factors couples need to focus on to improve their communication and relationship. My ideas are based on my observations of working with … [Read more...] about Communication Basics: 7 Simple Tips to Improve Your Relationship
A long distance relationship can be a challenge for even the strongest love relationship. Many clients ask me what can be done to make them work? There may be no simple answer, but there are things that can help or hinder love that is hampered by the tyranny of distance. With the influence of technology on relationships through … [Read more...] about Long Distance Relationships: Can They Work?
One of the main issues that all couples struggle with is related to money. Money issues are particularly challenging when couples have differing levels of income and asset pools when they enter into a relationship. I recently spoke with Sydney solicitor Bhavesh Mistry about binding financial agreements and how they can help couples … [Read more...] about Couple Money Problems: Binding Financial Agreements [Video]
The title of this post is a little 'tongue in cheek', but when I heard recently that Madonna said "there's no such thing as perfect love", I thought it was a good opportunity to address some of the myths that pervade our society about love and relationships. Madonna is probably someone who has considerable experience in the area of love … [Read more...] about Breaking News: Madonna Says “There’s No Such Thing as Perfect Love”