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Managing relationships for couples and individuals

How To Tell If Your Partner Is Emotionally Cheating

How To Tell If Your Partner Is Emotionally Cheating

When it comes to emotional cheating, the lines between what constitutes an affair, and what doesn’t, can feel very blurred. But that doesn’t detract from the pain it can cause. People have different boundaries when it comes to what constitutes inappropriate behaviour....

How To Break Up Gracefully

How To Break Up Gracefully

It stands to reason. Couples often use holiday periods to re-assess relationships when moments away from the stresses of work life allow freedom to ponder an alternative path – would I be better off with someone else, or even on my own? The December holiday period can...

Tears On The Tennis Court At Wimbeldon

Tears On The Tennis Court At Wimbeldon

Wimbledon and the hype in the run-up to the event is indeed an emotional roller coaster, not only for the thousands of people who come to SW19 to watch every year and pack the grandstands, but more especially for the players and their families. I don’t think that...

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

With all the tinsel, lights, Christmas carols, pantomimes and mulled wine parties that are there in the run-up to the festivities, this time of the year puts a great deal of stress on the couple relationship. Many couples find the Christmas holidays an extremely...

How To Make Up With Friends And Family If You Fell Out Over The EU

How To Make Up With Friends And Family If You Fell Out Over The EU

The EU referendum has become one of the most bitterly fought political battles in living memory.  The clashes have not just been political, though: Family members, close friends, and co-workers have turned against each other as the campaigns have intensified....

The Difficult Couple Client – Remain and the Brexiteers

The Difficult Couple Client – Remain and the Brexiteers

I have been thinking what it might be like if the two opposing sides in the EU debate - Remain and the Brexiteers - were to be sitting on the sofa in my consulting rooms. I hope that as a therapist who specialises in couples counselling I would have the right skills...

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