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Twins, Maternity Leave and all that…

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 19 Well it's been a while and you'd be forgiven for replying "Hi, stranger" as I stopped e-zines rather abruptly almost 2 years ago. As some of you know, the reason was due to the wonderful news that I was pregnant with twins (though the twin bit was [...]

It’s All About Daddy

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 18 This summer our 4 year old son wanted to spend time with daddy; in the mornings, evenings, at weekends, on holiday, just about any time he could! He acted up more when daddy wasn't back before bedtime or left early for work and regularly told me he [...]

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 2

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 17 Change 2) New Roles and Expectations Our 'Mummy' and 'Daddy' Blueprint With the arrival of a baby comes the arrival of a 'mummy' and a 'daddy'. OK, pretty obvious! However perhaps not so obvious is that these new roles instantly bring new baggage with them. They bring [...]

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 1

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 16 I believe our early years of parenting are some of the most challenging and full on both for us as individuals and in our relationships. I can vouch that this has been true for me and my husband, as well as for many friends as we have [...]

Sexuality – What did our parents teach us?

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 14 Through my relationship training and supervision, I have learned and continue to learn a lot about sexuality that has helped me for the first time understand my own experience more and opened up a new potential for intimacy. I should emphasise the word potential before you conjure [...]

Romcoms Impact on Intimacy

2016-07-20T11:56:18+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 12 I was very happy to read an article in Metro called 'Real love is not all about romcom laughs' by Bel Jacobs. Why? Because it's great to see articles in everyday press challenging the romantic vision of 'love' and relationships, and encouraging people to look beyond it, [...]

The Season of Giving and Receiving

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 11 As I buy some final Christmas presents, I am aware of the challenges we can face giving and receiving. For example, I still find it easier to give than to receive. When I married, I was amazed at the amount we received; from parents helping pay for [...]

Step Families, Part 3: More Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 10 Here's a further five concrete ideas, following on from Part 2. 5. Create a blend of rules. Accept there will need to be a mix of groups with different rules, and practically design life to acknowledge this. Write a list of what 'normal' used to look like [...]

Step Families, Part 2: Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 9 After speaking about what happens in step families and how individuals feel in Part 1, I know some of you are waiting for something more concrete that will support you in the realities of life in a step family, so here it is. Part 2 below introduces [...]

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