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Dealing With LGBTIQ+ Discrimination in Your Relationships

Discrimination is a terrible thing to experience, especially if it’s coming from your friends or family. Here’s how to deal with LGBTIQ+ discrimination in your...
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Finding Ways to Deal With Holiday Stress This Easter

Whether you associate the Easter long weekend with enjoyable family time and Easter eggs, or high expectations and sugar crashes, you can learn to navigate...
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Are You Questioning Your Sexuality?

While questioning your sexuality can be stressful, it can also be affirming and fun. Here’s how to make the process a little easier, and how...
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How To Find An LGBTIQ-Inclusive Counselling Service

Looking for specialised LGBTIQ+ counselling or other inclusive mental health services? Here’s a helpful guide on how and where to start your search. The LGBTIQ+...
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Celebrate Cultural Diversity This Harmony Week

Harmony Week, formerly known as Harmony Day, is a week to celebrate the importance and strength of Australia’s multiculturalism. Here are some ways to get...
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How to support your children in their post-lockdown return to school

Starting to think about your kids returning to school post-lockdown? We’ve put together some info to help make things a little easier for everyone. The...
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Should you try a ‘sleep divorce’ from your partner?

The studies are unanimous: almost a third of Australians aren’t getting enough sleep. But is sleeping in a separate bed the solution? Our CEO Elisabeth...
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It’s men’s health week, but it’s still mostly women who take care of it.

It’s Men’s Health Week and it is true enough that there are significant health issues to be addressed. The biggest risk seems to be that...
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The best and worst ways to address infidelity

It’s estimated 70 percent of marriages experience an affair. While common, it’s no less painful for those it’s happening to. We share how best to...
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8 signs your relationship is over

All relationships have their ups and downs, and being in a relationship takes work from time to time. But what happens when the relationship is...
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How to check if you’re in a toxic relationship

Does your relationship add or detract from your overall happiness and self-esteem? Clinical psychologist and our CEO Elisabeth Shaw shares some of the warning signs...
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Is It Ever a Good Idea To Rekindle Your First Love

Our first love can either be a distant memory from our past, or something we compare all future relationships against. But is revisiting your first...
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How To Recover and Heal From a Cheating Ex

Breakups are never easy — especially when cheating is involved. We share some tips for combatting thought cycles of blame, grieving the relationship, and moving...
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Finding a Meaningful Connection on Dating Apps

Looking for love is challenging enough – let alone with the added challenges COVID-19 has brought with it. As restrictions continue to ease, taking a...
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10 ways to make your relationship ‘financially intelligent’

Money and discussions about money can be some of the biggest stresses that couples experience. With the extra uncertainty of the pandemic, people across all...
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How To Spot a Cheater In The First Three Dates

Most of us want a trustworthy and committed partner who will be loving, honest and will stay with us through thick and thin. But the...
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How To Turn Common Relationship Problems Around

No matter how much we love our partner and how much history we share, it’s normal to face a few hurdles in a relationship. We’ve...
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Surviving being single in a couple obsessed world

The fairy tale goes like this. Boy meets girl, they fall deeply in love, have an exquisite wedding, give birth to beautiful children, and live happily...
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Gaslighting behaviour – what’s healthy and what’s not?

Gaslighting: You may not even know that you’ve been a victim of it. These subtle gaslighting behaviours erode confidence and create greater vulnerability and dependency...
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Tips for navigating parenting in an online world

Our many devices, necessary for work and family life, are often hard to put down. While the online world has opened up valuable and essential ways...
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Balancing The ‘Mental Load’ In a Relationship

If there’s an imbalance in domestic obligations in your relationship, you may be carrying the ‘mental load’. Clinical psychologist Elisabeth Shaw reveals how to find...
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Why ‘no’ is so complicated

At school, being pursued socially is a badge of honour and a source of envy, as it still determines your social worth. CEO of Relationships...
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How to deepen and revitalise your friendship circle

You might have hundreds of ‘friends’ on Facebook, but when it comes to real-life, how many are true friends? Just like any relationship, you’ve got...
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Is that crush you have on your co-worker worth pursuing?

Got a crush on a co-worker and thinking of acting on it? Clinical psychologist and CEO of Relationships Australia NSW Elisabeth Shaw shares how to professionally...
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What to do if you are a male victim of domestic violence

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1 in 16 men have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or previous cohabiting partner. Many more have suffered...
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Six tips for combatting social awkwardness

“Social awkwardness is a term used to describe people who act uncomfortable around others, being unable to maintain eye contact or engage in easy conversation,...
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Can a sexless relationship go the distance?

Sex is an important part of any relationship, but it’s important to remember that it’s rare for a couple to have exactly the same interest...
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Giving Meaning Back to Valentine’s Day

While some take delight in it as the most romantic day of the year, others could be forgiven for thinking the day has become a...
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How to become a Family Dispute Resolution practitioner

If you’re looking to pursue a career that is centred on helping families in need, becoming a Family Dispute Resolution practitioner could be perfect for...
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The first 5 things to do if you’re considering a divorce

While one in three Australian marriages end in divorce, it’s nonetheless often a painful and daunting process to begin. CEO of Relationships Australia NSW Elisabeth...
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