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, 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

Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to provide a tool that allows couples to proactively enrich their relationship. There are several other distinct goals of the Checkup that a couple can achieve by taking the online assessment and discussing their results together. In addition to a personalised Checkup Report, there is also a … Continue reading Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

Finding time to really talk about your relationship: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to provide a tool that allows couples to proactively enrich their relationship. There are several other distinct goals of the Checkup that a couple can achieve by taking the online assessment and discussing their results together. In addition to a personalised Checkup Report, there is also a … Continue reading Finding time to really talk about your relationship: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children

Finances, Work (in and out of 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 will ensure our relationship is sustained for the long-term. All Relationships including those with your spouse and children … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In laws

Often our extended families can have a significant impact on our relationship and in some cases completely dominate it. Having a shared understanding of the role of your extended families is crucial for the long-term success of your relationship. Establishing boundaries and ensuring appropriate time with and time without others is important - and sticking … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In laws