Posts Categorized: Relationships

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »

How to avoid an affair

When people spend lots of time together, they have the chance to really get to know each other. For example, work affairs often start off slowly. Working together in stressful situations can mean bonding over shared goals or through collaborating on projects. What can start off as a platonic friendship or normal working relationship can,… Read more »

The difficult path through grief

Helping a partner who is grieving can be really challenging. Grief can be volatile and unpredictable. Everyone deals with grief differently. Some people might be more communicative, whereas others shut themselves away. It can take a long time to work through, however sometimes people can surprise you and seem to progress much quicker. The nature of… Read more »

5 reasons why kissing is good for you

There’s nothing more euphoric than a great kiss and it’s been proven that kissing is good for you and your relationship. As it is International Kissing Day on 6th July 2017 here are five kissing facts: It helps you work out if someone is a good match When you lock lips with someone, five out… Read more »

When different sex drives in a relationship become a problem

Many couples experience different levels of sex drive at some point in their relationship. For some couples differences in sex drive may have been present from the start of the relationship. That’s common – and lots of people find ways of compromising that feel fine to both partners. For some people, their sex drive lessens… Read more »

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 »