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

Past relationship experience can impact on future attachment for couples 

Many studies have explored the way in which there can be a gradual transfer of the form of attachment to parents and other significant relationships in the past, to future attachment towards a partner in a close relationship. Family experience will shape attachment in relationships. Some individuals may become avoidant and very unconcerned and non-anxious … Continue reading Past relationship experience can impact on future attachment for couples 

Develop a family mission statement and define your core values and goals: Eight principles help to make marriage last

As a family, do you know what are you trying to achieve? Does you family work under a core set of values that are understood by all family members? Have you ever gathered together and discussed what these things may look like? A deep, valuable and unifying experience for your family is to discuss and … Continue reading Develop a family mission statement and define your core values and goals: Eight principles help to make marriage last

Take the time to focus on your physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self: Eight principles help to make marriage last

The importance of self, raising self-awareness and self esteem and their impact on relationships cannot be underestimated. Being secure in oneself or working towards improving oneself, requires constant and consistent focus and through refining our physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self, we can enable greater personal effectiveness and better interpersonal relations. The vital elements of … Continue reading Take the time to focus on your physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self: Eight principles help to make marriage last

Refined 3 vital skills – Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills are three skills we are not born with, but critical in terms of success in marriage. Managing time with and without our partner, ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to solving problems with our partner are areas that we need to develop together to ensure our … Continue reading Refined 3 vital skills – Time management, Communication and Problem Solving Skills: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Redesign family systems: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Reconsidering and reshaping our family systems can get us on a path to achieving our goals and will free us up to be a more effective spouse, parent and worker. Redesigning family systems and restating our family goals and plans, can bring about significant changes to our every day life. All Relationships including those with … Continue reading Redesign family systems: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Reset your goals: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Ensuring we focus on the important matters today to reach our goals tomorrow is critical to our long term success. But are our goals clearly defined? Reviewing and resetting our goals needs to occur regularly to ensure efforts are directed intentionally to the right things. All Relationships including those with your spouse and children (and … Continue reading Reset your goals: Eight ways to Enrich Marriage and Family Relationships

Rescript your Marriage and Family Life: Eight ways to enrich family and relationships

All Relationships including those with your spouse and children (and others) tend towards entropy, disorder and dissolution. Marriage and divorces can be disastrous for those concerned, especially for children. Being intentional and principle centred can revitalise and enrich your marriage, ensuring your marriage is sustained and endures. Adapted from the late Stephen R. Coveys book, Principle Centred … Continue reading Rescript your Marriage and Family Life: Eight ways to enrich family and relationships