Make your relationship the centre of attention: Check in this Valentine’s Day

Invest in your relationship: If you are spending $20,000 or even $50,000 on your wedding, are you willing to invest $20 in your marriage? Leading up to Valentine's Day (February 7-14), you can take Couple Checkup™ for only $19.95! This Valentine's Day, focus on the two of you. It can be a time where you … Continue reading Make your relationship the centre of attention: Check in this Valentine’s Day

Let’s check in this Valentine’s Day and make your relationship stronger

Do you dread Valentine's Day? Does it seem like a day with unrealistic expectations? Do you feel let down when the day is over, or that you could've done more? Research shows that couples who try new things together are more satisfied in their relationship. This year for Valentine's Day, try breaking from your usual … Continue reading Let’s check in this Valentine’s Day and make your relationship stronger

Inertia and cohabitation: It’s harder to break it off than only dating

Cohabiting relationships break up all the time, and increasingly so, but the relative difference is the point. All other things being the same, a couple who is cohabiting will have a harder time breaking up than a couple who is only dating. Because many people cohabit before even having mutual clarity about commitment, such as … Continue reading Inertia and cohabitation: It’s harder to break it off than only dating

Whilst cohabitation has become commonplace among younger adults, they still place marriage and parenthood above career and financial success

Growing up with access to information at their fingertips, millennials are accustomed to an on-demand lifestyle defined by seamless shopping experiences, instant entertainment and 24x7 social networking. They are ambitious and career focused and understand that debt is a necessity for education and supporting their lifestyle choices but surprisingly, they place marriage and parenthood far … Continue reading Whilst cohabitation has become commonplace among younger adults, they still place marriage and parenthood above career and financial success

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 8 Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

The seven habits are not a quick and easy formula for success, but together they form a powerful model for personal change. A step by step model, the seven habits empower couples to be intentional, to make decisions and to act, to move towards a known destination rather than reacting to whatever is happening at … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 8 Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Spiritual)

Happy New Year to you, and best wishes for a successful 2018. By focusing on clarifying values and our commitment, dedicating time to study, our faith and/or meditation, we ensure an upward spiral of growth, change, and continuous improvement in ourselves and our relationships. Don't get caught up in the demands of life (or even … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Spiritual)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social)

Through socialising, sharing, service, and being empathic, we learn to take care of others and ourself. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social) By emphasising the importance of self awareness before successful engagement with your partner, this model is a process of learning new habits to create personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Often we find we live … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Social)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual)

Emphasising the importance of self awareness before successful engagement with your partner, the model is a process of learning new habits to create personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual) The importance of renewal in our lives can not be underestimated. Through reading, visualising, planning and writing we can continually learn, grow … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Intellectual)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Physical)

Take the time to focus on your physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self. We are all in a state of entropy and only consistent and continued refinement and attention to all of these areas will ensure an upward spiral of growth, change, and continuous improvement in ourselves and our relationships. Learn to take care of … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Physical)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 6 – Synergise, two respectful minds communicating to create solutions

One plus one is greater than the sum of its parts... that's what marriage purports to deliver. And if you seek to understand your partners needs and interests and resist defending and stonewalling, intimacy grows. Choose your attitude. You can achieve so much more when you engage synergistically in your marriage than if you act … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 6 – Synergise, two respectful minds communicating to create solutions