All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Happiness’

  • Couple time ideas part 1

    Next time you kiss, pause, look into your partner’s eyes remembering what it was like when you first met. Touch his/her face. Trace his/her lips with your finger. Slowly bring your lips to theirs first gently kissing his/her upper lip, then lower lip. Embrace your […]

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  • Sarah Kay “If I should have a daughter …”

    Art as non-ownable nourishment Sarah Kay is perhaps one of the few poets making a living with her work. Here is a link to her performance of the poem in the subject line. She follows it with a talk about poetry, that is utterly inspiring […]

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  • Health, happiness & relationships

    With the exception of a man’s closeness to his father, childhood environment did not predict stable marriage, and even where a warm paternal relationship was lacking, good marriages could be made —eventually. Indeed, marriage seemed to be a means for making good on a poor […]

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  • Fair fighting part 7 – talk, laugh and play

    Forgotten how to talk, laugh and play? When Betty is upset with Allan, she heads for the mall. Then they regroup and go on as if nothing’s happened. Never in forty-five years of marriage have they sat down to have a ‘dialogue’ about their relationship. […]

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  • Stay married

    A relationship is a dance – and the rhythms and habitual steps of the dance have their own momentum – can take over. In emotion focussed couple therapy we look at the dance you are caught in and how it leaves you both hurting and […]

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  • Rules for a happy marriage

    The pre-requisite of a close, happy relationship is responding well to our partner even when they disappoint us. Responding well calls on friendship, mindfulness and clear boundaries. These are the inner and outer workings of love. It is a myth that lasting love is easy, […]

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