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Are you stuck in a semi-happy marriage?

(Adapted from an article in the Daily Mail by Diana Appleyard) I read this further exploration of Pamela Haag’s book in the Daily Mail:   Marriage exists in many states. There are those that are blissfully happy and content, and those that have broken down so irretrievably that they are…

What's your Brand?

(What follows is adapted from an article by Reg Connolly, Pegasus NLP) ‘Branding’ – what is it? I read this in a recent blog and thought that there were some interesting ideas that could be used to improve relationships: The announcement that the News of the World was to close…

In Time with your Partner

I was fascinated to read this article in the Guardian on Friday; not a paper that I normally read ! (Adapted from an article by Oliver Burkeman The Guardian 1st July) The couples arriving for marriage counselling at William Kir-Stimon's Chicago office must have done a double take: you want us…

Is it possible to survive an affair?

(Article by Suzanne Power, Irish Herald) Is it possible to survive an affair? Ask Hillary Clinton. It's not likely you'll get an answer. Maybe, because she's embroiled in bigger issues than her own life she has a sense of perspective, a sense that one person is never 100% to blame.…

Are you living in a Semi - happy ever after?

(Adapted from ‘Marriage Confidential’ by Pamela Haag) Many couples are secretly disappointed that they haven’t succeeded in having the fulfilling kind of marriage that they had once dreamt of. Too many couples are living in semi-happy marriages; staying in affectionate but passionless partnerships because they are responsible and well intentioned…