February 2016 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation

A Couple’s Journey


No Mistakes – Just Lessons to Be Learned

Jan 27, 2016 11:08 am
I often receive questions from my clients who are feeling uncertain about their futures even going so far as to say they might actually hesitate getting into a relationship for fear of it not working out. Firstly let me say that this is a normal response to any big decision you might make whether it […]The post No Mistakes – Just Lessons to Be Learnedappeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

How to Create a Happy Marriage

Jan 20, 2016 11:01 am
Some of the issues that disrupt a relationship can include a history of stereotyping or mistrust, blaming the other person for the difficulties that will and do arise, excluding or discounting the other’s feelings when focusing on a task, having no clear and defined objectives as well as where roles and expectations of each person […]The post How to Create a Happy Marriage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

Who Wants Better Sex?

Jan 13, 2016 11:02 am
Research has shown that the biggest issue that couples have to deal with in their relationship is …. Finance! But guess what? The next biggest one is their sex life. When couples come into counselling the first session is very much about finding out about their relationship history. I ask them questions about how they […]The post Who Wants Better Sex? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

How to Catch a Cheating Partner?

Jan 06, 2016 11:06 am
Couples often come to a stage in their relationship where things no longer go so smoothly and they start asking questions about their future. This is a normal stage of development for all relationships. And rather than shying away from it you would do better to take a close look at where you are in […]The post How to Catch a Cheating Partner? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

Relationship Remedy


Love at First Sight – Reality or Just a Fantasy?

Jan 28, 2016 03:55 am
You never get a second chance at making a great first impression. Research has shown us that you make a decision within the first 10 seconds of meeting someone about whether you like them, or not, and about whether you want to pursue a relationship with them or really can’t be bothered at all. […]
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When Can We Have Sex Again? – Rediscovering Sex After Pregnancy

Jan 20, 2016 05:07 am
A common question I’m asked after a couple has just had a child is: “When can we have sex again?” The short answer is: “When it feels right”. Sadly it is most often he who is ready before she is so when it doesn’t happen as he expects then this can lead to feelings of […]
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Is Your Partner Your Best-Friend?

Jan 13, 2016 08:59 am
How important is it in marriage that your partner is also your best friend? For me the most important part of being married is that you do consider your partner to also be your best friend: There for you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. And who but a […]
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Why Do Some People Shy Away From Love?

Jan 06, 2016 12:05 am
A question I received just recently was from a young man who said that he falls in love at the drop of a hat, or maybe that should read heart, and then just as quickly feels an equally strong need to withdraw from the relationship when it gets to the part that she is asking […]
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Love Lies & Games


Some More Facts about Game Playing

Jan 26, 2016 04:34 am
Here are some little known facts about the games we play with our partners in relationship: Games are not played only between people in a romantic relationship. They can also be played between family members, between work colleagues, between friends and even between “teams” of people. You need two to tango. All players have […]The post Some More Facts about Game Playingappeared first on Love Lies & Games.

Insignificant Games and Serious Games

Jan 14, 2016 10:43 pm
We need to spice up our life every now and then and, as my husband and I so often do, we play teasing games with each other. But when do games that are played in jest become something more serious game with a negative consequence for the relationship? And how do we tell them apart? […]The post Insignificant Games and Serious Gamesappeared first on Love Lies & Games.

Levels of Consciousness

Jan 06, 2016 11:08 am
Your memory stores all kinds of information from your life’s experiences. We make sense of those events, attach them to other events as we deem appropriate and store them, no matter how trivial they might seem, somewhere for future reference as needed. You might surprise yourself by how much trivia you seem to have stored […]The post Levels of Consciousness appeared first onLove Lies & Games.

Am I OK? Are You OK?

Dec 23, 2015 11:03 am
What does it really mean to be “OK”? Is there a formula that we need to follow to in order to be okay? When are we okay? Is it when we feel loved and respected, or when we feel someone needs us and that make us feel important? Is happiness something to fight for or […]The post Am I OK? Are You OK? appeared first onLove Lies & Games.

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Are You Relationship Prepared?

This Workshop will address some of the things you should know before you say: “I will go out with you!”

In just one day you will learn 3 simple strategies you can implement immediately so you make the best decisions when looking for a relationship…

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Quizzes & Questionnaires

The “Chemistry” Test

Here’s a test to measure how well your sexual relationship is working.

Answer the following questions about what’s true or false for you and your partner.

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What’s Your Favorite Position?

To discover your favorite place in the games you play with your partner, try this quick quiz.

Check off the responses that feel most like you. The position that has the highest number of checks in the “frequently” column is the one from which you are most likely to play your games.

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Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

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