Why do Women stay in Abusive Relationships?

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We have a continued issue of abusive relationships. Most of the time it is the woman who is the victim of an abusive affronting man. I do use the term ‘man’ very loosely as a man would never be abusive, a male however may. We hear the question, why would she stay or keep going back to him? There are many reasons we find this and most of the time we are unaware of the reasons […]

Couple Communication 2

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Learning how to communicate respectfully with your partner is something most of us are not taught. While we expect it to become natural, I wonder why there are so many couples struggling with this exact issue. We learn to communicate usually from our parents. If we had parents who spoke respectfully, demonstrated compassion, love and kindness, and resolved any issue with a calm level of mediation before reaching an agreement, then congratulations, you have learned […]

Love Notes

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My gorgeous husband and I were recently interviewed about how writing Love Notes to each other allows us to continue a rich, happy and fulfilled relationship. The story is about taking a moment to write a note, an expression of love, of appreciation and recognition for the person you love. I hope you enjoy reading and I encourage you all to participate in this little act of kindness for the person you love. The way […]

Couple Communication 1

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This is the 1st part of the information I will post regarding communication counselling. Communication seems to be the main reason couples attend counselling. The main issue I hear is ‘we can’t communicate’. Couples often want to rekindle their love, that spark they initially felt after meeting, when life was wonderful, joyous and exciting. As time proceeds and life takes over, demands creep in, and we think we know this person so very well, issues […]