Communication

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 22016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

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 [...]

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 12016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

A Vision of Relationship

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

Newsletter, Issue 15 I was touched last week to hear how a client and his wife designed a wedding week rather than a single day after exploring what they wanted from 'getting married'. It was a wonderful reminder of what is possible when we have a clear vision of what [...]

A Vision of Relationship2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Miscarriage – a common yet often hidden experience

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

When I suggested writing an article on miscarriage the response was surprisingly positive given the associated pain and grief. It is a common experience that is little spoken of considering its impact on women and their partners' lives. Getting pregnant, carrying a baby and giving birth is still an uncertain [...]

Miscarriage – a common yet often hidden experience2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

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 [...]

The Season of Giving and Receiving2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

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 3: More Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

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 [...]

Step Families, Part 2: Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Real Family Life, and its Possibilities

2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00

Before Christmas is too far from our memories I wanted to share a Christmas letter with a difference, written by a friend's daughter-in-law, Lena Dickson, who is now living in Sweden with her family. So much of the time we share the joy and the fun of family life and [...]

Real Family Life, and its Possibilities2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00

Talk to yourself? Sanity not madness!

2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00

I love the idea that we are made up of many selves - it makes sense to me. I'm not just justifying all those voices inside my head, they really are quite normal! The real question is how do we live happily with them. The theory is that as we [...]

Talk to yourself? Sanity not madness!2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00

The (Big) Secret about Relationships

2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 1 "I grew up thinking I was a 'people person'. After all, I could talk to anyone, and people and their motivation fascinated me. So it was quite a shock to find myself in my late 20s, sitting in front of the fire in the house I'd just [...]

The (Big) Secret about Relationships2016-11-21T17:15:59+00:00
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