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More than a fifth of local people are dissatisfied with their sex life

More than a fifth (22 per cent) of people in the East of England are dissatisfied with their sex life and a third (33 per cent) have experienced a sexual problem, according to new figures from Relate Bedfordshire and Luton. The same study found that just over a fifth (21 per cent) of people living… Read more »

The biggest relationship killers?

US website Huffington Post has been talking with divorce attorneys Stateside and come up with what it describes as ‘the eight biggest relationship killers’. Here are what the attorney’s clients, and what the attorneys themselves, say: My spouse rarely helps out with the kids “When I first meet with people, I often hear that the husband… Read more »

5 communication tips to try with your partner

It’s no great secret that communication is an important part of any relationship. What’s less understood is how to be a good communicator and just how beneficial building good communication habits into your relationship can be. And while there’s no single, simple solution for making this happen there are a few key communication tips that… Read more »

How you can help the Armed Forces

Local people will be lining the streets of Bedford to show support for our Armed Forces on ‘Armed Forces Day’ on Sunday June 25. The local Armed Forces Day parade (between 10.30am and 11am) is an opportunity for us to salute Forces’ personnel, their partners and their families, especially at a time of heightened security… Read more »

When disagreeing becomes abuse

What’s ‘gaslighting’? It’s trying to convince someone they’re wrong about something – even when they aren’t. Most commonly, it’s when someone frequently disagrees with you, or refuses to listen to your point of view. Many of us are guilty of mild ‘gaslighting’ from time to time – refusing to hear what our partner has to… Read more »

When moaning starts to have an impact

Moaning can sound like a light hearted problem, or something that’s not that serious. And while there’s nothing wrong with the occasional moan, if it’s constantly happening in your relationship, it can begin to have an effect. On one level, constant moaning can create a negative atmosphere in a relationship. The person on the receiving… Read more »

Time for a change?

Do you ever feel there’s an imbalance in your relationship? A degree of imbalance often makes a relationship work. You and your partner are good at different things: you complement each other, you’re a ‘good fit’. You’re pleased that you’re able to do some things while your partner can to do others. One of you… Read more »

So… you’re thinking about a trial separation?

Sometimes, when it feels like you’ve exhausted all of your options and aren’t sure where to turn, maybe it’s time to take a step back and get some perspective. In relationships, it’s at times like this that we might suggest a trial separation. People have lots of ideas about trial separations. It’s common to worry… Read more »