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Goodnight kiss is a thing of the past

Here's an interesting article: The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study.The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they…

Meryl Streep could save your marriage?

I have just read this article from Bel Mooney in the Daily Mail about the film ‘Hope Springs’ that is out on Friday:    The middle-aged woman surveys her reflection in the bathroom mirror and fluffs up her blonde hair. She smooths the pretty nightdress over her hips, takes a…

Coming back home to your relationship and family

I have been privileged to be involved in the Paralympics2012 during the last month, mainly as a result of having been Team Leader and Coach for the British SailingTeam at the Paralympics in Sydney 2000.  It has been a great experience, and a great team of people to work with.…

Can affairs save your marriage?

 I have read a few reviews of a new book by Catherine Hakim on the subject of affairs.  Most are very critical but here is one by Suzanne Harrington of the Irish Examiner.  Maybe it’s time we stopped seeing infidelity as an enemy, and instead embraced it, a new book…

Stages of Grieving

Dr Elisabeth Kubler - Ross, Psychiatrist, spent most of her career working with the terminally ill.  She developed her her model of the stages that people go through. Kübler-Ross model The stages include: 1. Denial — "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
 Denial is usually only a temporary defence…