Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The phone is driving a wedge into our relationships

Smartphones have moved front and centre, across many of our relationships for better and in some cases, for worse. A recent study looked at the relationship between the presence of mobile devices and the quality of face-to-face catch-ups (Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016). The results, not surprisingly, found that conversations in the absence of … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The phone is driving a wedge into our relationships

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: hold your partner close, don’t push them away

Couples use technology in the little and large moments. They negotiate over when to use it and when to abstain. A portion of them quarrel over its use and have had hurtful experiences caused by tech use. At the same time, some couples find that digital tools facilitate communication and support. A majority of those … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: hold your partner close, don’t push them away

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The stats are staggering

Couples are using the internet and mobile technology to communicate with one another, to keep up-to-date with information and news about others. Combined with the ease of access to these communication mediums and their instant and constant influence over couple relationships, its presence and impact cannot be underestimated or ignored. Research suggests that the impact … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The stats are staggering

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Do a self assessment on why you are using online sites

The internet, mobile phones and social media have become key players in the life of couples, with many claiming they have had an impact on their relationship. In less than 5 years, digital technology has made itself felt in most relationships – in how couples communicate, grow closer, plan, fight and make up. Whilst most … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Do a self assessment on why you are using online sites

Well being in the workplace: enjoy the benefits to all of your life

Employees are demanding additional benefits in the modern workplace including a wide range of programs for physical, mental, financial and spiritual health. As the line between work and play continues to blur, employers are investing in wellbeing programs as both a social responsibility and a talent strategy. In a Deloitte survey of Australian organisations, 39% … Continue reading Well being in the workplace: enjoy the benefits to all of your life

The Couple Checkup evaluates up to 25 important areas in a couple’s relationship including eight core scales

The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment consisting of 20-25 relational content areas that have been found to be significant for couples. The Couple Checkup is based on the PREPARE/ENRICH Program (Olson, 2002) and contains many of the same categories.While the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories are designed for counseling, the Couple Checkup is designed for relationship … Continue reading The Couple Checkup evaluates up to 25 important areas in a couple’s relationship including eight core scales

Relationship Dynamics: If each partner becomes more assertive in their relationship, the other three relationship dynamics will be positively impacted

An assessment of Relationship Dynamics in a couple relationship provides additional insight into the positive and negative cycles that each partner displays and enables awareness and skills building to minimise the negative impact of the four interrelated areas. What are Relationship Dynamics? The course areas are: Assertiveness - the ability to express one's feelings and … Continue reading Relationship Dynamics: If each partner becomes more assertive in their relationship, the other three relationship dynamics will be positively impacted

Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 4 – Dominance)

Partner dominance is problematic when a person does not want their partner to be in such a controlling position. A high score on Partner Dominance should trigger a discussion with the person scoring high. Based on the research, PREPARE/ENRICH has discovered that there is a positive cycle linking assertiveness and self-confidence and a negative cycle … Continue reading Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 4 – Dominance)

Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 3 – Self-Confidence)

Self-confidence is seen as a valuable integrative concept because it is easier to change than self-esteem and focuses heavily on the positive attitude of being able to control your own life. Based on the research, PREPARE/ENRICH has discovered that there is a positive cycle linking assertiveness and self-confidence and a negative cycle linking avoidance and … Continue reading Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 3 – Self-Confidence)

Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 2 – Avoidance)

Based on the research, we have discovered there is a positive cycle linking assertiveness and self-confidence and a negative cycle linking avoidance and perceived dominance. In the positive cycle, as a person uses more assertiveness, their level of self confidence tends to increase. As a person’s self confidence increases, their willingness and ability to be … Continue reading Positive and Negative cycles in Relationships: Linking assertiveness and self-confidence and avoidance and partner dominance (Part 2 – Avoidance)