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Swapping Toxic Communication for Healthy Dialogue - How to heal your relationship and change the way you talk.

At LoveRelations, we ask couples who come to us: “What do you argue about most?”  The answers we receive are almost universal: children, money, too much time spent at work/with friends.  There are, sadly, a handful of flashpoints such…

Addiction and Relationships – How do we repair and relationship when alcohol and drugs are involved?

 Treatment for alcohol and drug problems is far more accessible these days.  Most GPs and healthcare providers have both the training and resources to spot problem drinking and drug abuse, and to offer helpful interventions.  The NHS provides…

Beyond Binary – Secrets, shame and the non-hetero-normal

Secrets and shame can seem like the vert landscape of couples psychotherapy.  At LoveRelations, we work with couples from all walks of life – married, co-habiting, same-sex, mixed race, none of the above.  Many come and talk about “lack…
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Men, the mid life crisis and male rites of passage

Introduction “The worst of it all is that intelligent and cultivated people live their lives without even knowing of the possibility of such transformations. Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still,…
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The Seven Issues That Make Or Break A Relationship

“What’s the key to a good relationship?” is one the of questions we are often asked at LoveRelations. “Finding your partner attractive? No money worries? Shared interests?” While these are all important, there are seven issues or Relationship…
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Rebuilding Trust After An Affair

Is it possible to rebuild trust in a relationship after an affair? Dr David Perl, specialist couples psychotherapist and founder of LoveRelations, believes this is one of the biggest challenges a couple faces. “Over a third of the couples…

New Year, New Relationship?

15th  January has been nick-named by lawyers as “divorce day” because of the spike in couples seeking to end their relationship after the Christmas holidays. One in five married couples are considering separating from their partners after…
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“The Perfect Christmas” – An unbearable strain on any relationship?

There are points in every year where relationships come under extra pressure: Summer holidays, new school terms, Valentine’s Day of course, Christmas.  According to the mental health charity, Mind, one in three of us actively “dreads Christmas”. Ruth…
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Surviving an emotional / limerence affair

Emotional / Limerence affairs When dealing with emotional affairs, without fail when we are working with the betrayed and or the betrayer in our affair recovery practice, when we mention limerence and its symptoms, there is invariably a light…