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How to do a ‘relationship reset’ this new year

While you can work on your relationships at any time, the new year is a great opportunity to reset and renew.  Many of us re-evaluate...
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Kids putting pressure on your relationship? Here’s how to reconnect with your partner

Amongst the endless to-do lists, it can be difficult to focus on supporting a relationship as well as young children. Here are seven tips to...
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Can a relationship survive if you disagree about having children?

Discussing the desire to start a family can be a difficult and fraught conversation at the best of times. With shifting timelines, study, career and...
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Should I get a divorce? How to tell if your marriage is over

Divorce is often an overwhelming and complicated space to navigate. Understanding whether your relationship can be recovered or beyond repair, is crucial for making the...
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Codependency: Have you developed an unhealthy relationship dynamic?

Unhealthy relationships don’t just happen overnight – they build up over time. While no relationship is always going to be 50/50, if you’re experiencing a...
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The ‘Instagram VS reality’ relationship – Are those who brag actually less happy?

It can be a burden when everyone thinks you’re the ‘perfect’ couple, but in reality, it’s all falling apart under the surface. We’ve explored how...
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How to be a good listener

It’s true – humans have an average attention span of just eight seconds. But there are ways to improve this and become a good listener...
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‘I’ before ‘you’: The power of starting difficult conversations with an ‘I’ statement

Good communication is the foundation for a good relationship. The words you share really do matter. But how you share those words is perhaps even...
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How to use ‘soft start-ups’ to drastically improve communication with your partner

Want to be one of those couples that can communicate more clearly with each other once and for all? Read on to find out how...
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Is Giving Your Partner The Silent Treatment Ever OK?

Talk to the hand because the ears aren’t listening… It can be gratifying to watch a friend or partner squirm under the silent treatment, but...
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The six most common communication issues in relationships

Feel like you’re hitting a brick wall every time you try and talk to your partner? It’s probably because your communication is out of whack....
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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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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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How to get a new relationship off to the right start

Starting a new relationship can bring with it great excitement and high expectations. We’ve put together our top advice to help your new relationship get...
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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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Back to Basics Relationship Advice

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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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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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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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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