Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether it is formally spoken or not

Commitment can be clear when we say statements like, “’till death do us part,” but the way in which we show commitment to our partner is much less clear. If you are reading this blog, not only are you committed to strengthening your relationship, but you are committed to your partner. Maybe you formally committed … Continue reading Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether it is formally spoken or not

Check in with your Couple Checkup results by reviewing the Map of Couple Relationship section of your report.

It’s critical to nurture closeness and intimacy in your relationship, but don’t forget to maintain your own sense of independence and identity; communicate with your partner to find an appropriate balance for your relationship. Start small. If you and your partner decide you are too connected – schedule time to do activities independently, even if … Continue reading Check in with your Couple Checkup results by reviewing the Map of Couple Relationship section of your report.

Do a Couple Checkup and refresh your relationship for Marriage Week

A person would probably not wait a lifetime to have their car tuned-up, get a dental checkup or have a physical exam. Yet married couples rarely, if ever, do a checkup or tune-up on their marriage. When they do seek help for their marriage, they often wait too long and are already considering separation or … Continue reading Do a Couple Checkup and refresh your relationship for Marriage Week

National Marriage Week: 10-16 September 2017

Marriage Week celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the basis for family life and is a brilliant institution that all of society should celebrate. ‘……Marriage is a vehicle of change and of life. Marrying involves a commitment to living and therefore to change. It offers unending possibilities of self-discovery and discovery of the … Continue reading National Marriage Week: 10-16 September 2017

Finding time to really talk about your relationship: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to provide a tool that allows couples to proactively enrich their relationship. There are several other distinct goals of the Checkup that a couple can achieve by taking the online assessment and discussing their results together. In addition to a personalised Checkup Report, there is also a … Continue reading Finding time to really talk about your relationship: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children

Finances, Work (in and out of the house), Sex, In Laws and Children are the five big areas that dominate conflict in most relationships. Ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to discussing issues that arise will ensure our relationship is sustained for the long-term. All Relationships including those with your spouse and children … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In laws

Often our extended families can have a significant impact on our relationship and in some cases completely dominate it. Having a shared understanding of the role of your extended families is crucial for the long-term success of your relationship. Establishing boundaries and ensuring appropriate time with and time without others is important - and sticking … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In laws

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Sex

Finances, Work (in and out of the house), Sex, In Laws and Children are the five big areas that dominate conflict in most relationships. Ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to discussing issues that arise will ensure our relationship is sustained for the long-term. This series of blog posts explores each of the … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Sex

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Work (in and out of the house)

It is easy to get caught up in the demands of life to find we are living our lives narrowly focusing on work or home, and we forget or neglect ourselves and our marriage. Don't allow the daily grind to become the focus to the exclusion of your marriage. Finances, Work (in and out of the … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Work (in and out of the house)

The 5 big areas of conflict in relationships: Managing Finances

Finances, Work (in and out if the house), Sex, In Laws and Children are the five big areas that dominate conflict in most relationships. Ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to discussing issues that arise in these areas will ensure our relationship is sustained for the long term. All Relationships including those with … Continue reading The 5 big areas of conflict in relationships: Managing Finances