Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Taking a long-term perspective, where couples can see above and beyond their day-to-day activities is vital. By being intentional and making an effort to start with a clear understanding of the destination and where the couple are going, they can create … Continue reading Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways: Eliminate the stressor or Change one’s reaction to stress. When a stressor cannot be eliminated, it is important to look at how one … Continue reading For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For married couples, external sources of stress around work in and out of the home and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Communication and functional ways of handling conflict are also vital. Based on results from the … Continue reading For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

For engaged couples, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For engaged couples, external sources of stress around work, career, income and wedding planning are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Based on results from the first 20,000 couples to complete PREPARE/ENRICH, the top 5 stressors for engaged couples … Continue reading For engaged couples, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together

For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For dating couples, external sources of stress around work, career and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. When relationships are new and with compatibility high, relationship stressors or issues with their partner are ordinarily lower down the … Continue reading For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction

The Top 5 Stressors for Couples: Married couples report higher stress levels than dating or engaged couples

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways: Eliminate the stressor or Change one’s reaction to stress. When a stressor cannot be eliminated, it is important to look at how one … Continue reading The Top 5 Stressors for Couples: Married couples report higher stress levels than dating or engaged couples

It seems impossible to avoid stress in our lives: 2 basic ways to cope with stress

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. A recent survey of Australian adults found that 1 in 4 respondents reported moderate to severe levels of stress, highest amongst 18-25 and 26-35 age groups. Almost 1 in 5 (17%) reported that current stress levels are having a strong to … Continue reading It seems impossible to avoid stress in our lives: 2 basic ways to cope with stress

Relationship Policies set a criteria for conflicting interests

A recent US study reported that 10% of married couples meet as colleagues. With the amount of time spent in the office this number is unsurprising. However, office romances can cause problems for employers – this can range from a drop in productivity, to conflict of interest or a costly harassment claim. As an employer, … Continue reading Relationship Policies set a criteria for conflicting interests

Managing relationships at work: Ensure that there is no actual or perceived interference with procedures like recruitment, disciplinary processes and development opportunities

A recent US study reported that 10% of married couples meet as colleagues. With the amount of time spent in the office this number is unsurprising. However, office romances can cause problems for employers – this can range from a drop in productivity, to conflict of interest or a costly harassment claim. As an employer, … Continue reading Managing relationships at work: Ensure that there is no actual or perceived interference with procedures like recruitment, disciplinary processes and development opportunities

Wellbeing in the workplace: Enjoy 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 Wellbeing in the workplace: Enjoy all of your life