Posts Categorized: Relationships

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 »

Tailored strategies for making improvements to your customer care

Our new bespoke support for employers starting this month aims to help them improve their handling of customer queries and complaints over the phone or face-to-face. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton will work with managers in workshops to analyse their customer care and provide tailored strategies for improvements. “Customer care is at the forefront of business… Read more »

Free support for relatives and friends of people affected by dementia

This week it’s Dementia Awareness Week. The chances are you’ll know someone living with dementia. The disease affects one in three people over the age of 65 nationwide as well as about 40,000 people who are younger. Early last year Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council estimated that 5,000 people with dementia live in their… 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 »

Worried about your partner’s drinking?

Feeling like your partner drinks too much can create a lot of tension and upset in a relationship. You may feel your partner is ‘being taken away from you’. Perhaps you resent the amount of time he or she spends out drinking and feel they’re a different person when they get home. Perhaps you’re unsure… Read more »