Posts Tagged: marriage

Single or Married; which is better?

Single or Married; which is better?

Single or Married; Which is better? Research comparing the physical and mental health of people who are married with those who are not appears to indicate that there is an answer to this question. But please notice that I use the word appears in that sentence, as there seems to me that there is a lack of understanding of how to interpret the research data.

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Statistics about marriage

Newsletter issue, April 2015; A few comments in relation to figures compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2013.

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Passive abuse in your relationship?

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There are many forms of abuse that may occur in a relationship. Most abuse is recognised as “active abuse,” but there is another, less recognised form of abuse too; “passive abuse,” which can be equally destructive to relationship quality. The dynamics of passive abuse are related and similar to the dynamics of passive aggression.

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The relationship team

Newsletter issue, June 2012; The theme for this issue is The Relationship Team, with articles about: Wedding vows, Arguing constructively, and Relationship intimacy.

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The Ultimate Wedding Vows

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For your wedding vows to be of any use, once your wedding day is over, they need to reflect that you understand that your marriage will not always be a dance on a bed of rose petals, and they need to have built into them a strategy for dealing with the challenges that you can expect to encounter up ahead.

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Loving Relationship Intimacy

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Most couples find, after “the honeymoon period” is over, that they rarely have those long, beautiful moments of open, intimate sharing anymore. That the intimacy somehow goes missing in between working, hobbies and household chores. In order to know how to revive it, you need to understand the true meaning of intimacy.

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Relationship Arguing Constructively

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Most couples who seek counselling for relationship problems, experience that the problem has become a wedge between them, which is pushing them apart. The first objective for the counselling must therefore be, to move the problem to a more empowering position for the two people involved, to help them get back to operating as a team.

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Creating relationship agreements with EASE

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“Establishing Agreements that Satisfy Everyone” [EASE] is a process which embodies the core of the Fulfilling Relationship approach.

It is a process of constructive negotiation, which guarantees that any difficulties that may come up between you are resolved in such a way that you both end up being sufficiently satisfied.

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