New research reported in the New York Times suggests that couples that engage in more touch report higher levels of relationship satisfaction. This might sound like common sense, but it is also a good reminder of what helps sustain successful relationships. Although it is hard to know what came first for these couples, the relationship … [Read more...] about The Power of Touch in Your Relationship
In my last post I wrote about developing a relationship vision, either with your partner, or if you are single, developing a vision of the type of relationship you would like to create in the future. The benefits of this are that you can become clearer about what your personal goals are, and together you can form relationship goals that you create, … [Read more...] about Are Your Relationship Needs Aligned With Your Relationship Vision?
After a week of incredible dust storms in Sydney and the problems we all had with our vision (and breathing!), it got me thinking about the difficulties we sometimes have with our vision in relationships. In my relationship counselling work with singles and couples, I often hear statements such as, "I just fell into this relationship and found … [Read more...] about Can You See Your Relationship Vision?
I have been reflecting on my counselling work of the last week, when I worked with a number of couples that were in enormous emotional pain. It had me asking myself the question, what is it that happens in relationships that causes pain? One answer I come back to again and again is related to needs. It is normal for all of us to have needs in … [Read more...] about 4 Steps Towards Meeting Your Relationship Needs