Artwork courtesy of Leigh Wells

Great resources and tips on relationships

In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman’s research proves that 69% of problems in a relationship are unsolvable. These may be things like personality traits your partner has that rub you the wrong way, or long-standing issues around spending and saving money. Their research findings emphasize the idea that couples must learn to manage conflict rather than avoid or attempt to eliminate it.

The following links can help you understand and learn how to improve your reltionships

How your attachment style impacts your relationship By learning how our attachment style can hinder and help our relationships.

6 steps to resolve conflict Some ideas on conflict resolution

The 36 Questions to ask in your relationship A great selection of questions to develop closeness, improve connection and understanding.

7 ways to improve your relationship

4 Horseman of the apocolypse

Videos on love maps, conflict etc

How to complain effectively!


Probably one of the most significant and problematic areas of our human existence but also one of the most rewarding. The following is a selection of resources and links I regularly provide to clients and can help you understand more about this complex and vital part of our daily, life.

Love and co dependency

Love addiction is a condition in which individuals do not fall in love with someone who will return their affection. Rather, they are attracted to somebody who will neglect the relationship. The following links provide information on this painful and debilitating issue.

Article on What Is Love Addiction?

Article on the tell tale signs of Love Addiction?


Heart ache of being dumped

“Parting is all we need to know of hell.” Emily Dickinson got it right. Almost no one in the world escapes the feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, fear and fury that rejection can create. Among college students at Case Western Reserve, 93% of both men and women reported that they had been dumped by someone they passionately loved; 93% also said they had rejected someone who was deeply in love them. And these men and women were still young—with decades of love, and possible disasters, ahead of them. Ain’t love grand? You bet…when your passion is returned and things are going well. But when love is unrequited, it’s a whole other story. The following page The Anatomy of Love is jammed pack with up to date research on love, rejection,why we are chemically hijacked in love , plus informative videos and quizzes

Why rejection hurts so much?

Great clip which explains the underlying biology and issues of narcissistic abuse.

Helen Fischer from our brain in love to why we cheat.

TED TALKS selection

How we learn attatchement

The impact of our early years on brain development

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  1. Pingback: Relationships; The Heart Ache of Being Dumped | Caroline Williams – Therapy & Counselling

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