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Be Honest & Be Happy!

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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.

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Emotional Bullying

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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*

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What Counts As Cheating On Your Partner?

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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.

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Where Our Relationship Patterns Come From

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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.

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Why am I still single?

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There are a many different reasons that some people are single. Some simply choose to be and are not interested in being in a relationship at a particular point in their life, if ever. Ohers are single due to circumstances; they may have just come out of a relationship or just haven’t been able to find someone with whom they feel they are compatible with. There are also a number of people who are constantly looking for an answer to the question “why am I still single” In my experience the answer to this is complex but more in our control than we might think.

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How to Recover from Your Partners Affair

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Discovering our partner has been unfaithful can one of the most devastating experiences of our life. Often our initial reaction will be one of shock and anger followed by hurt and despair. However, after the initial blow has subsided, it’s important that you try and understand exactly what and why has happened in order to establish if you are both able to move on from it.

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The 7 Year Itch – Is There Such a Thing?

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There appears to be a large degree of truth behind this myth because it’s supported by evidence – divorce rates in the UK show a trend in couples getting divorced, on average, around the 7th year of marriage. Having said that, couples certainly don’t need to be married to experience the ‘itch’ it happens due to a length of time, not necessarily a marriage certificate.  Many couples report a gradual decline in the quality of their relationship between the ‘honeymoon’ months and up to the 4th year. If not addressed, tensions rise to such a level around

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