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

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

Social media has changed the daily lives of couples by: How they stay in touch with others (and reconnect with people); The way couples make friends, how they find acquaintances and how others find partners by connecting with people anywhere in the world; How couples do business, how businesses connect to buyers and potential buyers; … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

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

Communication, conflict resolution, couple closeness and couple flexibility were the four foundational skills found to be most predictive of a successful relationship.

An important goal of all Relationship Education is to help build new strengths by resolving current issues. A national survey in the US of over 21,501 married couples identified these four important relationship skills that are key components for a happy marriage (Olson and Olson, 2000). Since then research has consistently found communication and conflict … Continue reading Communication, conflict resolution, couple closeness and couple flexibility were the four foundational skills found to be most predictive of a successful relationship.

Keep practicing what you have learnt: 4 tips to break patterns of negativity

They say practice makes perfect, but when it comes to our relationships, we are likely to make mistakes. The key is building awareness and developing skills and practicing those skills. Be aware of the ineffective ways we resort to when there is conflict and understand the physical signs that give us an indication that things … Continue reading Keep practicing what you have learnt: 4 tips to break patterns of negativity