Those Difficult Conversations That Go Nowhere And Leave Us Feeling Like Rubbish………

Have you ever come away from a conversation feeling like you’ve been emotionally beaten up? You’re head is so foggy you’re not sure what just happened. At the start you felt clear about what you were thinking and feeling, now you feel confused and full of self-doubt. You are left with an overwhelming feeling of Continue reading »

The Red Flags Of Dating

This post is written in response to many requests from my clients who want to find someone to spend their life with but have become disillusioned with the whole process of dating. The thing I seem to hear most is, “How can I find the right person?”. The sub-text of this, of course, is “How Continue reading »

“I’m Sorry”

Relationships are a source of soothing and stimulation and help us to feel less alone in the world. We are hard wired to be social as our chances of survival are greatly increased if we belong to groups. In these groups (even a group of two) we need to feel safe, that they are not Continue reading »

How To Listen Effectively

Listening effectively, in a way where the other person feels heard and understood is not the same as hearing. Our relationships and social interactions can be greatly improved by using Active Listening, the purpose of which is to Observe, Understand and Reflect. Observe: If we really pay attention when someone is talking we may notice Continue reading »

Passive Aggression

“Passive aggressive” is a term that has become more widely used, yet understanding and explaining what that means can be as frustrating as living or working with someone who is passive aggressive. The frustration often comes about because the passive aggressive person’s indirect expression of hostility is not honestly owned by them. The recipient of Continue reading »

Relationships

Human beings are naturally sociable and the connections we build in relationships help us to work out who we are, feel we belong and give our lives meaning. Those with satisfying relationships have fewer health problems and studies have shown they live longer. When we surround ourselves with good relationships we are more able to Continue reading »