Our couple counsellors at relationship counselling Tonbridge find that it’s common for people to be in an unhappy relationship but decide not to end it through a fear of being lonely or the fear of not meeting anyone else. This is one of the reasons that bring people to individual counselling. The fear of loneliness …
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Our couple counsellors at Relationship counselling Bexley often say – that they cannot emphasis enough, the importance of couples taking the time to ‘properly talk’. Relationship counselling Bexley will help you both realise how sometimes we underestimate the positive impact that something as simple as talking (and listening) can have on our relationship. Even after …
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At couple counselling Bromley, we often see couples who complain about how their partner treats them. They believe that they want to be close, and it’s their partner that is stopping that, by being ‘thoughtless’ ‘critical’ ‘irresponsible’ or ‘complacent’ which they believe forces them to take control, demand attention or stand up for themselves. They …
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One of the most common reasons that brings couples to therapy is becuase thier relationship has become stale and they feel they have run out of ideas as to how to turn things around. Especially if they have been together a number of years. Our Marriage Counselling Tonbridge can help. More often than not, one …
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No one enjoys feeling jealous or insecure, even though jealousy is an emotion that almost all of us will experience at one point or another. The problem with jealousy isn’t that it comes up from time to time, it’s when we don’t get hold of it. It can be frightening to experience what happens when we allow our jealousy to overpower us or to shape the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us.
Why Effective Communication Makes For Happier Relationships The most common problem couples face is simply down to a lack of communication along with an avoidance of being honest. Many people report that they choose not to say what is bothering them within their relationship, either through a fear of conflict or a concern about upsetting the other person.
The most obvious scenario for emotional bullying (also known as emotional abuse) is in an intimate relationship in which a man is the abuser and the woman is the victim. However, a variety of studies show that men and women abuse each other at equal rates*
Most of us don’t like confrontation and will avoid it where possible. However, it’s a fact of life that we can’t run away from it forever. There are times we have to assert ourselves, our boundaries and our needs and others will want to do the same with us.
A question I am often asked is – “What Counts as Cheating in a Relationship?” My summary reply is – “When you do, say or write something that you wouldn’t want your partner to see, hear or read then you know you are being unfaithful” Cheating or unfaithfulness is difficult to define because people often differ in what they deem appropriate contact or interaction for a partner to have with someone else.
In an ideal world, we would all be born with perfectly attuned parents who love us and are there for our every need but who also give us just the right amount of space and independence to flourish and fully develop. All our parents would provide a solid base from which we could venture out as separate individuals because we would feel safe and secure.