Why people stay in situations of domestic abuse

Leaving situations of domestic abuse is not easy. In fact, at times it is near impossible. It is important not to judge yourself or a loved one for not leaving an abusive relationship, as on average it takes seven times before an individual can stay away from a relationship that contains domestic abuse. It is [...]

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Emotional abuse in a relationship—30 signs of which to be aware

Emotional abuse in a relationship can be dire to a person’s self-confidence. Unlike physical abuse though, emotional abuse can be difficult to detect and often both the abuser and the victim can be completely unaware that emotional abuse is a part of their relationship. Emotional abuse is as often perpetrated by women, as it is [...]

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Communication without arguing

The art of communication is vital to thriving in the modern world. It is impossible to completely put an end to arguments, but a constructive disagreement can be useful in any relationship in order to grow and learn about various issues. Communication can make or break a relationship, and is thus a skill well worth [...]

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Relationship advice for an abusive relationship

Because of the various intersections that are at play in an abusive relationship, or domestic abuse, relationship advice can often seem easier said than done. If you feel like you are in an abusive relationship, but unsure, it can be useful to seek help and guidance from a therapist. Before looking for relationship advice though, [...]

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Couples counselling for when you’re drifting apart

The stressful demands of a modern lifestyle can have dire effects on a relationship. We are so busy with work and children and trying to squeeze in some time for ourselves, that we often forget about the needs of our relationship. Eventually we find that we have drifted apart from our partner and are considering [...]

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The basics of family therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychological therapy that helps family members to resolve conflicts, better their relationships and improve communication. Therapy for families is premised on the belief that the family unit is a unique social system with its own methods of communication and structure. According to this model of therapy, patterns are determined [...]

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The benefits of premarital counselling centurion

Marriage Counselling There are a plethora of reasons why a marriage can end in divorce. Infidelity, communication issues, financial issues and differences of opinions with regards to child rearing being some of the reasons. Premarital counselling can help a couple to sort out these issues, amongst others, before they arise. The earlier a [...]

Psychology and Biology of Infidelity: Looking at Why Men and Women Cheat on their Partners

  Infidelity, an issue that is frequently dealt with in relationship counselling, is a leading cause of divorce, and as such has been studied extensively by social scientists over the last two decades. Heartbroken, the cheated are desperate to know why their spouse did it, how they’re supposed to move on, and whether monogamy is [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|couples counselling, divorce counselling, relationship counselling|Comments Off on Psychology and Biology of Infidelity: Looking at Why Men and Women Cheat on their Partners

Get marriage counselling before divorce is an option

Marriage counselling works to assist couples to understand and improve their relationship. Marriage counselling, also referred to as couples therapy or relationship counselling, is a type of psychotherapy that gives couples the skill set to better communicate, problem solve, negotiate differences, and even argue in a healthier more constructive way. Premarital counselling, on the other [...]

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How does divorce affect young children?

Every child is different, and with all families, the dynamics and situations will be different. It is, therefore, impossible to say how a child will be affected by divorce; however, the following is a guideline of how children are likely to react. How a child reacts to divorce will largely depend on the age of [...]

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Couples counselling isn’t only for married couples

The purpose of couples counselling is for couples to focus on strengthening their relationship through psychotherapy. During therapy sessions, couples will resolve any conflicts and rebuild and strengthen their relationship and improve intimacy. Couples counselling can help any couple, regardless of whether or not they are married, and is recommended for couples considering marriage before [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|couples counselling|Comments Off on Couples counselling isn’t only for married couples

Marriage counselling can save your marriage!

I have been married for 16 years and I cannot do it anymore. Does this sound familiar? What about: I cannot be the person he or she wants me to be. I am not going to change for you. I am not going to be unhappy anymore. 60 more years of this, I refuse to [...]

By |March 19th, 2016|marriage counselling|Comments Off on Marriage counselling can save your marriage!

Relationship advice for unhappy couples

Romantic relationships are an important part of a fulfilled life, however being in a happy relationship can be challenging. Professional relationship advice can help guide couples in how to have a successful, rewarding relationship that lasts. It is inevitable that every relationship will experience its difficulties; relationship advice can help couples when they feel stuck [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|relationship counselling|Comments Off on Relationship advice for unhappy couples

Premarital Counselling – who is it for?

Premarital counselling prepares couples for marriage; strengthening the foundation of the relationship so that there is a better chance at long-lasting happiness and beating the odds of divorce. The structure of marriage as an institution has changed dramatically over the past several decades. The changing roles and rights of women within society mean that marriage [...]

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The importance of marriage counselling

Marriage counselling is recommended for couples that are considering separation and want to salvage their union and for couples who would like to improve their intimacy and strengthen their relationship. At marriage counselling, the relationship is the focus, however, both partners should expect to focus on self-improvement at the same time. Marriage counselling is usually [...]

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Couples Counselling Can Help a Relationship in Turmoil

Couples counselling is a form of psychotherapy in which couples focus on their relationship. During couples counselling partners will rebuild or strengthen their relationship and resolve any conflicts. Through counselling, couples will be able to make rational decisions with regards to rebuilding their relationship, or realising that there is nothing more that they can do [...]

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Relationship counselling and the childfree choice

The decision to remain childless is often a contentious one, even more so when in a relationship where one partner wants to have children and the other doesn’t. Relationship counselling with the guidance of a therapist would help partners to see each other’s points of view and help them to come to a conclusion about [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|relationship counselling|Comments Off on Relationship counselling and the childfree choice