Couples And Counselling

When you meet the one, all of us instantly think this is it. My life is mapped out and nothing will ever change. Of course that is very the beginning of a relationship when no matter what you do, the other person never sees anything wrong in what you are doing. Over time it’s completely normal that gradually this begins to erode, and it is those small irritating habits that your partner has which become more noticeable, and all of sudden you actually start to begin to blow those bad habits out of all proportion. The reason why we do… [Read More]

With Divorce On The Rise Should We Be Going To Pre-Marital Counselling

Nowadays when people meet their life partner they so often rush into living together and getting married. They go into way too quickly. In some cases this is absolutely great if it works out, but so often people who rush into marriage do so without really getting to know their partner properly. Of course the consequences of getting married so quickly could mean they end up in the divorce courts. This is something in which statistics prove unequivocally that divorce is definitely on the increase in those early years of marriage. The average marriage lasts about 12 years which is… [Read More]

When A Marriage Gets Into Trouble An Online Marriage Therapist Can Help

When you’ve been married for a while it can get tough. There are lots of reasons why it doesn’t have the spark that it had when you first met and when you were totally loved up, always smiling and giggling, or laughing at each other’s jokes even when they weren’t funny. I’m sure you get the idea. Life changes quickly and in today’s world it can get very busy which means you can easily forget what is important, and that can result in your marriage suffering as a consequence. Once you get married and when children so often enter the… [Read More]

Special Moments With My Children

Some special moments in life when it involves your children are very special. These moments are ones that you’ll remember forever and hopefully when you are no longer around your children will remember those special moments too. One such occasion for me was boxing day. It was special because for only the second time this year I had all five of my children in the same room at the same time. This is such a rare occurrence for the simple reason that three of my children are 23, 21 and 19 years of age, then at the other end of… [Read More]

Happy Birthday To My Beautiful Wonderful Truly Awesome Wife

It’s my wife’s birthday today, so happy birthday honey! That’s it! I really can’t think of anything else to write, haha, only joking! Getting married to somebody younger than yourself means that you will always have somebody to push you around in a wheelchair! Of course we’ll grow old together, it’s just I’m going to get there first haha! On a more serious note there is something very special about my wife and last year was a perfect example of how wonderful and important she is to me. As I have said in previous posts it has been a tough… [Read More]

Christmas I’m So Lucky But Not Everybody Is

I’m so lucky that over the Christmas period I will be surrounded by love and warmth from my family that you simply can’t put a price on. There is really nothing unusual about this because for many millions of families it will be the same scene in homes all over the world. However, for many they won’t be surrounded by a loving family. There will be many lonely people this Christmas Day and it will feel just like another day. Loneliness on Christmas Day is something which I’m no stranger to. I have spent Christmas day alone on a couple… [Read More]

5 Things That Make Christmas Special For Me

I have said this recently, actually more than once, yes, I love Christmas! It really is my favourite time of the year! The excitement and build-up to Christmas day, there really is nothing like it! It’s the little things like when my six year old twin girls wake up in the morning and ask which number on the advent calendar to open, and then excitedly realise it’s one less day to Christmas. There are many things that make Christmas special for me, but I thought I would list my absolutely top five special things about Christmas, so here we go!… [Read More]

When Do You Start Conversations About Sex Education With Your Children?

Come on then! Who has had these conversations, or do you shy away from conservations about sex? It’s that subject that parents still get embarrassed talking about with their children, but at what age do you start educating your children about sex? Let’s be brutally honest, schools and the education system are letting our children down with their idea of sex education as it will quite possibly involve an hour in year six of primary school, which is totally inadequate. Wouldn’t you agree? All you end getting is children either embarrassed or sniggering in the when they hear the word… [Read More]