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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 the warning signals to look...
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Is it ever a good idea to rekindle your first love?

A popular and timeless romantic trope, our first love can either be a beautiful memory or something we use to compare all future relationships. But...
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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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Dating apps and finding a meaningful connection

COVID has made finding love a lot more challenging than it needs to be. Isn’t it hard enough? The use of dating apps has surged...
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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

The dating scene can be a minefield of potential for hurt & disappointment. Most of us look for someone who wants the same as we...
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Can you have a happy, healthy relationship with a narcissist?

You might love your partner, but can you have a good relationship with them if they’re too busy loving themselves? We’ve outlined the difference between...
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In a new relationship? Here’s some advice to help you get off to a good start

Starting a new relationship usually brings great excitement and high expectations. We’ve put together our top advice to help your new relationship get off to...
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Common relationship problems – and how you can turn things 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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Back to basics relationship advice – how to maintain and improve your relationship

These days, there’s no shortage of relationship advice out there. While we love a good in-depth relationship book, video or podcast, sometimes it can be...
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What is gaslighting, and how can you address it in your relationship?

Gaslighting is a type of emotional abuse and manipulation – and it happens more often than you’d expect. Our CEO and clinical psychologist Elisabeth Shaw...
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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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Why “who’s doing the dishes” is a measure of how happy your relationship is

An act as simple as washing the dishes is a window into the overarching domestic obligations women experience in the home. Elisabeth Shaw CEO Relationships...
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Giving meaning back to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and while some take delight in it as the most romantic day of the year, others could be forgiven for...
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What does relationship counselling involve?

When a relationship comes into conflict, it often impacts an individual’s everyday life. The loss of confidence and unhappiness from their relationship can affect other...
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Questions to ask before starting a new relationship

Starting a new relationship is an exciting time, and research has shown time and time again that good relationships are good for us. If you’re...
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Tips for a happier and stronger marriage

Having a connected, happy and long-lasting marriage requires your continual willingness to work on yourself while courageously showing your vulnerability. This post is intended for people...
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Strengthening intimacy in your relationship

Intimacy is about loving trust and support; accepting and sharing in your partner’s feelings, being there when they want to let their defences down and...
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How to have better conversations with your partner

Good conversations are critical to a successful relationship. Done well, it can make us feel loved, heard and understood. But sometimes we find we’re not...
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Ending a relationship

Ending a relationship is a very stressful event in anyone’s life. We’ve put together this helpful guide which outlines how to recognise the strong emotions...
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6 tips for dealing with financial stress in your relationship

Millennials were already in a precarious financial position and COVID-19 job losses, cuts to hours, or the drying up of freelance gigs have hit many...
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Managing conflict in your relationship

Recent national and world events such as bushfires, droughts, floods and COVID-19 have challenged couples on many levels. While adversity can bring us together and...
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How to foster closeness & connection in your relationship

The last 12 months have tested couples on many levels. While many of us are spending more time than ever with our partner, under trying...
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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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10 ways to know if your relationship is happy and healthy

Yes, we know each couple has their differences (no two humans are 100 percent alike, after all) but relationship expert Elisabeth Shaw, CEO of Relationships...
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Why do secret relationships hold so much power over us?

The secret relationship between New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian and former MP Daryl Maguire could be the undoing of the party leader’s career… so...
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Why Valentine’s Day should be every day

Every year on Valentine’s Day there is a lot of love in the air. It is a day where red roses, chocolates, love songs and...
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How can we avoid fighting on holidays?

It seems everyone has a story about arguing with their partner on holidays/while travelling. What is it about the experience that may breed conflict? Are...
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Deciding to leave or stay in a relationship

Most romantic relationships begin where everything is lovey-dovey and your time together as a couple is just wonderful. But once children, property and finances are...
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Do couples separate because of financial difficulties – Yes and No

There is research that speaks to the effect that money and finances can have on the quality of a relationship, but is it the cause...
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