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Was Christmas good for your relationship?

As we leap into 2018, many couples and families find themselves under increased pressure, partly because of the extended time spent together during the holiday break.

When forced to spend more time with each other, some of the ‘little things’ which have been eating away at the relationship over the past weeks, months or years appear to suddenly become more intense and destructive.

Sometimes such issues are magnified by increased alcohol consumption, or financial stresses which become more apparent in the lead-up to the holidays contributing to increased tension between partners.

Whatever the reasons for the extra strain, there are ways to deal with them and to bring couples closer together.

Some proven relationship improvement strategies include;

Spending quality time together, just the two of you. This might be a date night, or simply setting aside other time when both of you are with each other, without the distractions of other family, work, emails, social media, phone calls and so on.

Talking AND listening. Simply listening deeply to each other, and deliberately putting the effort into hearing what your partner is saying can make the world of difference. This is a skill which needs to be practised – so start today.

Being more rewarding and appreciative. Satisfying and healthy relationships, often feature rewarding and positive ‘moments’ which are shared by both partners. Such moments counterbalance those times which can be more negative and damaging. Taking steps to making your relationship more positive might include actively ‘rewarding’ your partner for the good things they do. On the other side of that same coin, punishing your partner can be more damaging than you know, so try and avoid it.

Cat Couple sleepingIf you can both find ways to learn to love and be grateful for each other again, and actively work at those ‘little things’ together, the new year can be the start a whole new ‘both of you’.

Carole's workshops are Covid Safe
Carole's workshops are Covid Safe
We are going real well, probably better than we ever expected.

I personally thank you for making such a difference to my life and I know (S) feels the same.
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J
from QLD
Your workshop was great for us and was what we needed to make a fresh start and turn our relationship around.

We'd recommend your workshop to any couple who are in trouble and want to rekindle their love!

Thanks again Carole
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J & M
from NSW

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Carole's workshops are Covid Safe
Carole’s workshops are Covid Safe

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video sessions are available for both individuals and couples, I have prepared a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online. Read about the ‘Living, Loving & Surviving in Lockdown’ online workshop here.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.