November 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation

November 2017 Newsletter

 

Love Lies & Games

11/01/2017

 

Creating Change Through Counselling (Part 2)

Oct 17, 2017 09:42 am

Golf and Other Games People Play Finding compassion for people and situations you hadn’t imagined you would is a good way to free yourself from any past hurts and things that are holding you back. Forgiveness and a balanced and considered reaction to mistreatment can actually win the “game”. Let me explain this with an…

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Creating Change Through Counselling (Part 1)

Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am

The Main Categories of Counsellors Many people are somewhat afraid and ashamed when it comes to help, especially on the topic of feelings, mentality and psyche. Realizing there’s a problem and a need for it to be solved is the first step in solving it. There are a few different categories when it comes to…

The post Creating Change Through Counselling (Part 1) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

The SMART Approach to Goal Setting

Aug 08, 2017 04:52 pm

By saying “SMART” I mean all the things that involve a goal to be achieved. Because it is not enough just to want something and to set is as a goal. In order to achieve it there is a list of steps that need to be followed and worked on. In this context SMART is…

The post The SMART Approach to Goal Setting appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Is The Life You Have Good Enough?

Jul 29, 2017 12:03 am

Limiting Feelings, Limiting Beliefs and Limiting Behaviours There are various ways to relieve yourself from a script and a game your mind is used to playing. Many of these are therapeutic which includes many different techniques and practices. In the USA there are about 450 registered associations that offer different help for limiting beliefs, behaviours,…

The post Is The Life You Have Good Enough? appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

A Couple’s Journey

11/01/2017

 

Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage

Sep 28, 2017 09:42 am

Marriage in Australia: A timeline of how love and law have changed in 130 years Adapted from Kathy Gollan for Earshot Updated Mon 17 Apr 2017, 12:58 PM AEST June 10, 1884 Married women can own property Victoria becomes the first Australian colony to pass legislation allowing married women the right to own property, in […]

The post Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

11/01/2017

 

Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage

Sep 28, 2017 09:33 am
Marriage in Australia: A timeline of how love and law have changed in 130 years Adapted from Kathy Gollan for Earshot Updated Mon 17 Apr 2017, 12:58 PM AEST June 10, 1884 Married women can own property Victoria becomes the first Australian colony to pass legislation allowing married women the right to own property, in […]
Read on blog.

 

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

 

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

 

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

 
What Makes Me So Different From You?
 
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.

 

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.

Click here to start the quiz.
 

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.

Click here to start the quiz.
 

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.
 

October 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation

October 2017 Newsletter

A Couple’s Journey

10/05/2017

Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage

Sep 28, 2017 09:42 am

Marriage in Australia: A timeline of how love and law have changed in 130 years Adapted from Kathy Gollan for Earshot Updated Mon 17 Apr 2017, 12:58 PM AEST June 10, 1884 Married women can own property Victoria becomes the first Australian colony to pass legislation allowing married women the right to own property, in […]

The post Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Love Lies & Games

10/05/2017

Creating Change Through Counselling

Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am

The Main Categories of Counsellors Many people are somewhat afraid and ashamed when it comes to help, especially on the topic of feelings, mentality and psyche. Realizing there’s a problem and a need for it to be solved is the first step in solving it. There are a few different categories when it comes to…

The post Creating Change Through Counselling appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

The SMART Approach to Goal Setting

Aug 08, 2017 04:52 pm

By saying “SMART” I mean all the things that involve a goal to be achieved. Because it is not enough just to want something and to set is as a goal. In order to achieve it there is a list of steps that need to be followed and worked on. In this context SMART is…

The post The SMART Approach to Goal Setting appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Is The Life You Have Good Enough?

Jul 29, 2017 12:03 am

Limiting Feelings, Limiting Beliefs and Limiting Behaviours There are various ways to relieve yourself from a script and a game your mind is used to playing. Many of these are therapeutic which includes many different techniques and practices. In the USA there are about 450 registered associations that offer different help for limiting beliefs, behaviours,…

The post Is The Life You Have Good Enough? appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7)

Jun 30, 2017 08:08 pm

Some people realize they are having problems at an early stage in their relationship while others they only realize there have been problems when their relationship is about to break down. As with every other couple, with Lyn and James, the problems appearing are connected with both their childhoods.  Lyn had grown up in a…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Relationship Remedy

10/05/2017

Chronology of the Major Events in Australian History Regarding the Topic of Marriage

Sep 28, 2017 09:33 am
Marriage in Australia: A timeline of how love and law have changed in 130 years Adapted from Kathy Gollan for Earshot Updated Mon 17 Apr 2017, 12:58 PM AEST June 10, 1884 Married women can own property Victoria becomes the first Australian colony to pass legislation allowing married women the right to own property, in […]
Read on blog.

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

September 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
August 2017 Newsletter

Love Lies & Games

09/01/2017

Creating Change Through Counselling

Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am

The Main Categories of Counsellors Many people are somewhat afraid and ashamed when it comes to help, especially on the topic of feelings, mentality and psyche. Realizing there’s a problem and a need for it to be solved is the first step in solving it. There are a few different categories when it comes to…

The post Creating Change Through Counselling appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

The SMART Approach to Goal Setting

Aug 08, 2017 04:52 pm

By saying “SMART” I mean all the things that involve a goal to be achieved. Because it is not enough just to want something and to set is as a goal. In order to achieve it there is a list of steps that need to be followed and worked on. In this context SMART is…

The post The SMART Approach to Goal Setting appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Is The Life You Have Good Enough?

Jul 29, 2017 12:03 am

Limiting Feelings, Limiting Beliefs and Limiting Behaviours There are various ways to relieve yourself from a script and a game your mind is used to playing. Many of these are therapeutic which includes many different techniques and practices. In the USA there are about 450 registered associations that offer different help for limiting beliefs, behaviours,…

The post Is The Life You Have Good Enough? appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7)

Jun 30, 2017 08:08 pm

Some people realize they are having problems at an early stage in their relationship while others they only realize there have been problems when their relationship is about to break down. As with every other couple, with Lyn and James, the problems appearing are connected with both their childhoods.  Lyn had grown up in a…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

A Couple’s Journey

09/01/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

09/01/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

August 2017 Newsletter

posted in: Newsletters | 0

What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

August 2017 Newsletter

 

Love Lies & Games

08/01/2017

Is The Life You Have Good Enough?

Jul 29, 2017 12:03 am

Limiting Feelings, Limiting Beliefs and Limiting Behaviours There are various ways to relieve yourself from a script and a game your mind is used to playing. Many of these are therapeutic which includes many different techniques and practices. In the USA there are about 450 registered associations that offer different help for limiting beliefs, behaviours,…

The post Is The Life You Have Good Enough? appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7)

Jun 30, 2017 08:08 pm

Some people realize they are having problems at an early stage in their relationship while others they only realize there have been problems when their relationship is about to break down. As with every other couple, with Lyn and James, the problems appearing are connected with both their childhoods.  Lyn had grown up in a…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 6)

Jun 05, 2017 05:08 pm

Vanessa and Mark’s Games Most often on the surface, things can look really good or really bad, depending on what exactly we’re looking at as well as the angle of our perspective. Some couples are envied for the way their love looks on the surface and for the happiness they seem to have.  Vanessa and…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 6) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5)

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 pm

The “Gotcha” Game When a game is being played, there are two sides, so while Alex was playing his game, Tamara was “feeding” her own game too. Her needs match his needs in the meaning that for her he is somebody that makes sure she is not responsible for the quality or success of their…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

A Couple’s Journey

08/01/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

08/01/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

July 2017 Newsletter

posted in: Newsletters | 0

What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

July 2017 Newsletter

 

Love Lies & Games

07/11/2017

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7)

Jun 30, 2017 08:08 pm

Some people realize they are having problems at an early stage in their relationship while others they only realize there have been problems when their relationship is about to break down. As with every other couple, with Lyn and James, the problems appearing are connected with both their childhoods.  Lyn had grown up in a…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 7) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 6)

Jun 05, 2017 05:08 pm

Vanessa and Mark’s Games Most often on the surface, things can look really good or really bad, depending on what exactly we’re looking at as well as the angle of our perspective. Some couples are envied for the way their love looks on the surface and for the happiness they seem to have.  Vanessa and…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 6) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5)

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 pm

The “Gotcha” Game When a game is being played, there are two sides, so while Alex was playing his game, Tamara was “feeding” her own game too. Her needs match his needs in the meaning that for her he is somebody that makes sure she is not responsible for the quality or success of their…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 4)

Apr 07, 2017 09:18 pm

How and Why Games Began It seems that Tamara and Alex’s game began when had their first child. However, in truth, the root of the issues presenting themselves has a longer history and it starts with Alex’s early life. As often happens, when the first child is being born, the father can feel replaced and…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 4) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

A Couple’s Journey

07/11/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

07/11/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

June 2017 Newsletter

posted in: Newsletters | 0

What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

June 2017 Newsletter

 

Love Lies & Games

06/07/2017

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 6)

Jun 05, 2017 05:08 pm

Vanessa and Mark’s Games Most often on the surface, things can look really good or really bad, depending on what exactly we’re looking at as well as the angle of our perspective. Some couples are envied for the way their love looks on the surface and for the happiness they seem to have.  Vanessa and…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5)

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 pm

The “Gotcha” Game When a game is being played, there are two sides, so while Alex was playing his game, Tamara was “feeding” her own game too. Her needs match his needs in the meaning that for her he is somebody that makes sure she is not responsible for the quality or success of their…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 4)

Apr 07, 2017 09:18 pm

How and Why Games Began It seems that Tamara and Alex’s game began when had their first child. However, in truth, the root of the issues presenting themselves has a longer history and it starts with Alex’s early life. As often happens, when the first child is being born, the father can feel replaced and…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 3)

Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am

Tamara and Alex’s Games Things need to be clear in order to be understood. By clear I mean the background story and the connection to the current issues to it need to be understood to fully comprehend what the current issues are about before responding. Usually issues come up when something far distant in the…

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A Couple’s Journey

06/07/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

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Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

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Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

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Relationship Remedy

06/07/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

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What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

May 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

May 2017 Newsletter

 

Love Lies & Games

05/02/2017

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 5)

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 pm

The “Gotcha” Game When a game is being played, there are two sides, so while Alex was playing his game, Tamara was “feeding” her own game too. Her needs match his needs in the meaning that for her he is somebody that makes sure she is not responsible for the quality or success of their…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 4)

Apr 07, 2017 09:18 pm

How and Why Games Began It seems that Tamara and Alex’s game began when had their first child. However, in truth, the root of the issues presenting themselves has a longer history and it starts with Alex’s early life. As often happens, when the first child is being born, the father can feel replaced and…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 3)

Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am

Tamara and Alex’s Games Things need to be clear in order to be understood. By clear I mean the background story and the connection to the current issues to it need to be understood to fully comprehend what the current issues are about before responding. Usually issues come up when something far distant in the…

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What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 2)

Mar 16, 2017 09:14 pm

Beth and Roger’s Games – What Obstructed Their Relationship Progress? There are few things that obstructed Beth and Roger‘s relationship. Surely the first thing to mention is the miscommunications between them. Having in mind their childhood experiences and the way they have developed certain patterns in their way of relating to each other, it is…

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A Couple’s Journey

05/02/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

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Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

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Relationship Remedy

05/02/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Quick Links:

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Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

April 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

April 2017 Newsletter

 

A Couple’s Journey

04/04/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

04/04/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Love Lies & Games

04/04/2017

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 3)

Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am

Tamara and Alex’s Games Things need to be clear in order to be understood. By clear I mean the background story and the connection to the current issues to it need to be understood to fully comprehend what the current issues are about before responding. Usually issues come up when something far distant in the…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 3) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 2)

Mar 16, 2017 09:14 pm

Beth and Roger’s Games – What Obstructed Their Relationship Progress? There are few things that obstructed Beth and Roger‘s relationship. Surely the first thing to mention is the miscommunications between them. Having in mind their childhood experiences and the way they have developed certain patterns in their way of relating to each other, it is…

The post What Games Do Couples Play? (Part 2) appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

What Games Do our Couples Play? (Part 1)

Mar 02, 2017 01:39 am

Beth and Roger’s Games The story of Beth and Roger may look superficial or like nothing is really happening and affecting their relationship, but if the situation is analysed and looked at more closely, a lot of underwater details appear and give some clues to something happening at a subconscious level not evident when…

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It Takes Two to Play Games

Feb 01, 2017 11:06 am

Why Do We Play Games? Just as we need two people to agree to tango so too it takes two people to subconsciously agree to play the psychological games we all play. However, they don’t realize how exactly the game is being played, or how it all started, but usually the payoff for both sides…

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Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

February 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

February 2017 Newsletter

 

A Couple’s Journey

02/16/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

02/16/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Love Lies & Games

02/16/2017

It Takes Two to Play Games

Feb 01, 2017 11:06 am

Why Do We Play Games? Just as we need two people to agree to tango so too it takes two people to subconsciously agree to play the psychological games we all play. However, they don’t realize how exactly the game is being played, or how it all started, but usually the payoff for both sides…

The post It Takes Two to Play Games appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Drama-Free Life: Is It Possible?

Jan 11, 2017 09:54 pm

Life Is Not a TV Drama Is it possible to live a drama free life? Is it necessary to have drama in our lives in order to feel balanced when it is over? Isn’t it easier to just exclude even the smallest possibility of turning a fly into an elephant? What make us create dramas…

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The Traffic Light for Change

May 11, 2016 10:08 am

In all relationships there is only one kind of response to your partner that is acceptable. If the couple are well tuned to themselves and each other this could be happening from the beginning though for many this is a growth thing and doesn’t develop until much later as you come to know each other…

The post The Traffic Light for Change appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Getting What You Want from Your Partner

Apr 30, 2016 10:25 am

Pavlov’s Dogs and Skinner’s Theory of Conditioning Ivan Pavlov, a Russian Physiologist, and BF Skinner, a US Psychologist, are most well known for their experiments with behaviour in the early 1900s. You might recall hearing about Pavlov’s behaviour modification experiments with dogs and pairing feeding them meat with a ringing bell. Naturally the dog would…

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Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.
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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.

January 2017 Newsletter

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What’s on at Northern Beaches Counselling & Mediation
 

 

A Couple’s Journey

01/01/2017

Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage

Dec 14, 2016 11:06 am

An email I received recently went something like this: “Sometimes I put in my best and yet it seems I must be trying too hard to make the relationship work because whatever I do it still doesn’t seem to be going the way I want it to. Why?” I hear this so often and yet […]

The post Committed Relationships – How to Move on to the Next Stage appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Dec 07, 2016 11:06 am

Even though we tend to accredit Sir Isaac Newton with the discovery of the “laws of attraction”, it was actually the ancient Greek Philosopher Plato who first studied these phenomenon. In addition there were others from the ancient world who already understood about the properties of magnets that showed that “opposites attract” and “likes repel”. […]

The post Do Opposites Really Attract? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Are You a Truly Effective Listener?

Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am

Listening is such an important part of relationships, one often overlooked in our consideration of what makes a relationship great. The skill of listening really isn’t a difficult one and you can improve your listening skills in just a few simple steps. Perhaps the most important tip for being a better listener is to give […]

The post Are You a Truly Effective Listener? appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

The Difference between Love and Lust

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

By definition love and lust are quite different in that, love is based on affection while lust is based on desire. The Macquarie dictionary defines love as a, “strong affection for another person.” and lust as, “a strong desire for…” generally referring to the possession of something e.g. power or for some personal gratification such […]

The post The Difference between Love and Lust appeared first on A Couple’s Journey.

 

Relationship Remedy

01/01/2017

Can You Totally Trust Your Partner?

Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am
I often receive emails on the topic of trust so I think this might be a good time to talk about it. This is especially so as the Christmas season is upon us and for so many organisations this is also the time of the office Christmas party with potentially lots of alcohol and sometimes […]
Read on blog.

The Five Secrets to Fair Fighting and Getting What You Want

Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am
In any relationship worth having conflicts and fights are bound to arise.  The true test of the relationship is whether or not you feel that it is worthwhile to resolve these conflicts and if you are able to do so in a fair and objective way. The five secrets to fighting fairly include sticking to […]
Read on blog.

The Three Most Critical Languages of Love

Nov 30, 2016 02:00 am
We’ve all heard that communication happens via one or more of three ways: Visual – this refers to what we see and how we present ourselves Auditory – this refers to what we hear and say Kinaesthetic – this refers to what we feel and/or do The impact of the communication will vary depending on […]
Read on blog.

Is This Really The End?

Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am
Reflecting back to a previous article I posed three questions for you to answer to help you decide whether it really is time to say goodbye. Here they are again for a reminder. Do you feel that you still love your partner and do you feel that your partner still loves you? If you had […]
Read on blog.

Love Lies & Games

01/01/2017

The Traffic Light for Change

May 11, 2016 10:08 am

In all relationships there is only one kind of response to your partner that is acceptable. If the couple are well tuned to themselves and each other this could be happening from the beginning though for many this is a growth thing and doesn’t develop until much later as you come to know each other…

The post The Traffic Light for Change appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

Getting What You Want from Your Partner

Apr 30, 2016 10:25 am

Pavlov’s Dogs and Skinner’s Theory of Conditioning Ivan Pavlov, a Russian Physiologist, and BF Skinner, a US Psychologist, are most well known for their experiments with behaviour in the early 1900s. You might recall hearing about Pavlov’s behaviour modification experiments with dogs and pairing feeding them meat with a ringing bell. Naturally the dog would…

The post Getting What You Want from Your Partner appeared first on Love Lies & Games.

 

How to Be Assertive

Mar 23, 2016 11:14 am

When in relationship, as in life, our thoughts, feelings and behaviours become habits. Getting what you want could thereby follow those old well-worn habits, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. If not, you could use this to inspire and even change the way you express your thoughts and feelings. You can become more assertive by following…

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Responding Assertively to Game Playing

Mar 11, 2016 04:39 am

I will illustrate the topic with an example from the story of “Lyn” and “James”. At one time Lyn decides to take her children on vacation with a girlfriend and her children for a few days. But when Lyn tells James of the plan, he is not OK with it. When she asks why, he…

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Quick Links:

A Couple’s Journey
Relationship Remedy
Love Lies & Games

Recent Events

What Makes Me The Way I Am?

What Makes Me So Different From You?
Have you ever spoken with your family and discovered that when talking about how life was for you as a child it’s like you grew up in two different families? …
Click here to learn more.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

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.

Click here to start the quiz.

Other Quizzes & Questionnaires

Click here to find out more.