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The Keys To a Healthy Relationship: Key No. 3 – The Dance

This is the 3rd article in the blog series The Keys to a Healthy Relationship and in it I am going to look at our tendency to get stuck in repetitive communication patterns. In our relationships we often unknowingly, engage in repetitive patterns of interaction, a kind of communications set piece, or dance. These dances can be healthy leading to both partners getting their needs met, however, often we are drawn to recreate unhealthy interactions or dances from our past, simply because these are familiar and this feels safe, even […]...

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The Keys To a Healthy Relationship: Key No. 2 – Getting What You Need

In this 2nd instalment of The Keys to a Healthy Relationship I am going to explain how to get what you need in your relationship, because when this happens harmony and satisfaction rules. When doing couples counselling I often hear couples say ‘if my partner loves me shouldn’t they just know what I need?’.  As I mentioned in the first article of this series, human beings are internally focused, so thinking about others does not come naturally. It is a skill that must be learned (to see how see Key […]...

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The Keys To a Healthy Relationship: Key No.1 – Understanding

Our relationships determine our quality of life and how healthy they are is directly linked to how healthy we are, both physically and mentally. A healthy relationship shouldn’t be hard work, but it will need some work if we are going to get the most out of it. So, in this blog series I am going to share with you the 6 keys to a healthy relationship. Today’s key is Understanding. Not just any old understanding however, Empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. […]...

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What Is Clinical Procrastination?

In this blog I am going to help you to work out if you are a Clinical Procrastinator. Clinical Procrastination is when putting things off has become one of the main ways you deal with life and is getting in the way of not only your productivity, but your relationships and ultimately your happiness and enjoyment of life. We are designed by nature to delay tasks we aren’t currently equipped to deal with, the idea being that we use the delay to prepare either psychologically or physically for the challenge […]...

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