[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1574053760291{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 2% !important;padding-left: 2% !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] What do you do when you find yourself in a situation like Haz and Megs? I have been reading the news regarding Harry and Meghan’s decision to make changes to their roles within the Royal Family.  Whilst most of us aren’t royalty or successful TV stars, most of us probably have been at some time torn between what our family wants for us and what we want, or in between the needs of our partners and our families. Ever found yourself having conversations or conflict about where to spend Christmas and the expectations of each of your families? Or how upset your brother, sister, Mum etc makes your partner when they ignore or disrespect them?   Or maybe it’s been something deeper rooted, like following religion your family does or choosing your own path as a couple.  Either way, most of us have faced the decision about how we can hold the needs of our relationship and those of our family. Harry and Meghan It appears to me that Harry and Meghan found themselves in a position where they needed to reflect on...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1574053760291{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 2% !important;padding-left: 2% !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How are you caring for yourself this Christmas? It is December and silly season is upon us once again.  For those of us who celebrate this holiday, some will be decorating houses, spending up a storm and “cheersing” (yep, I am making it a word) to Christmas merriment.  But not everyone will be feeling festive and merry.  For some, Christmas can be a time that highlights for them family frictions, isolation, financial stress, social anxiety or grief. So, how can you look after yourself at this time of year?  Firstly, know that it is okay if you don’t want to celebrate this holiday period.  We all have a right to refuse invitations, choose not to put up a tree, choose not to partake in gift or card giving without explanation or apology. If you find a particular aspect of the holidays hard then acknowledge this and look at what it is that causes you distress.  That way, you can try to ask yourself what support you may need around the challenge. Financial Stress If you are struggling financially and feel the strain of...

I have lots of couples say to me when they first reach out, “I think our problems are too big to be fixed” in reality, most of the time (not all but most) they don’t have to be if you don’t want them to be. The real question is this, do you both want things to improve? ...