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

Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

Whilst Australia has seen a declining rate of marriage since 1947 - similar to other western nations - today more than 70% of women will marry in their lifetime, 1 in 5 marrying at least twice, with 4 in 5 couples living together before marriage (an increase from less than 1 in 5 in 1975). … Continue reading Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

5 small ways to celebrate your relationship today – bonus: Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. Bonus: 6. Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship: People are always growing and relationships are constantly changing. Almost all relationships begin in a honeymoon phase, where couples see … Continue reading 5 small ways to celebrate your relationship today – bonus: Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship

How is my relationship going… answer these 10 questions and find out

Daily Dialogue is an intentional effort to talk about your relationship, rather than discussing your activities that day. The focus of daily dialogue is on your feelings about each other and your lives together. Beyond daily dialogue, taking time to discuss deeper more intimate details about your feelings is also important towards increasing intimacy. In … Continue reading How is my relationship going… answer these 10 questions and find out

Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy

Daily Compliments help you focus on the positive things you like about each other. Every day give your partner at least one genuine compliment. These can be general (“you are fun to be with”) or specific (“I appreciate that you were on time for the concert”). Communicate techniques to increase intimacy: Give full attention to … Continue reading Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy

Text, Twitter, Tweet… how modern parents monitor their teen’s digital activities

Today’s parents must navigate how, when and to what extent they oversee their teens’ online and mobile activities. Knowing when to step back and when to take a more hands-on approach is challenging. A new US report from the Pew Research Center on parents of 13 to 17-year-olds finds that parents take a wide range … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… how modern parents monitor their teen’s digital activities

Text, Twitter, tweet… Men tend to use text to avoid confrontation

Text as a casual method of staying in touch seems to be a good thing. Many people text to maintain the relationship however studies show that men and women generally text at differing levels of intimacy. Women do not generally text about severe subjects and men even less so. Men also tend to use texting … Continue reading Text, Twitter, tweet… Men tend to use text to avoid confrontation

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Smartphone etiquette: Consider those a round you

We have seen how smartphones can enhance our lives, but there is a fine line where use can be perceived as antisocial, causing arguments and endanger those around us. We are all increasingly enthusiastic users of this technology and doing so across a growing range of social (and solo) situations, always or very often when … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Smartphone etiquette: Consider those a round you

Text, Twitter, Tweet… For children, this obsession can start early but needs to be tackled by parents

A recent study claims that there is anecdotal evidence of parents needing to lock away their children’s devices for fear of midnight video watching, texting, and gaming. According to the Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016 - we are fast becoming (if not already) an always-on mobile society. Our addiction to our favourite device and … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… For children, this obsession can start early but needs to be tackled by parents

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning

Engaged couples are typically embroiled in the countless details of planning their wedding service and reception. They are also faced with the pressures of a very high price tag. In many ways, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together and tests their ability to function as a … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning