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Happily Ever After?

The secret to “happily ever after” is finding your soul mate, right? Wrong! Here’s why; and an alternative mindset you may want to adopt. Relationship investment mindset Great marriages don’t just happen. Even the best of relationships have challenges. That doesn’t mean you’ve married the wrong person, it simply means you’re married. You see, many

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Tricky conversations

Nobody likes them, right, and yet we all need to have them if our relationships are going to deepen and grow. I remember having a limiting belief in my marriage that went something like this, “I don’t want to talk about this because it will be too hard and it will all go wrong. If

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The 5 benefits of Marriage Mentoring

The concept of mentoring has been around for centuries.  It’s all about sharing knowledge, life skills and personal experiences to guide another person towards reaching their full potential. It’s about investing your time and talents to make a positive difference in the life of another. In a nutshell it’s discipleship at its best. Marriage mentoring

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How to disagree agreeably

Over 28 years of marriage Andy and I often found ourselves disagreeing on various topics in our relationship. And when we did disagree, I never liked it. However, Andy would constantly remind me “if we always thought the same then what’s the point of one of us being here”. I found that a useful statement

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Don’t divorce just yet

Have you been tempted to give up your marriage this year? I’ve talked to many who have, so you aren’t alone. 2020 has been the year of social distancing. However, before you choose to permanently ‘social distance’ from your partner, can I encourage you to read this article and consider whether there’s more you can

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The Blame Game

I just love Brene´ Brown. If you haven’t come across any of her material I want to encourage you to check her out. Her first TED Talk entitled The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers. Recently, I came across her

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How to communicate in a way that truly connects

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to write, to listen to stories and to capture them on paper. I lived a lot in my head, as I imagined the lives of fictitious characters and got caught up in their adventures and emotions. Because of that I thought that I’d naturally be good at communication

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How to have a successful home game

Rugby season is upon us Just yesterday Whittaker’s Chocolate launched their new limited edition blocks to support the All Blacks. The flavour of ‘Home’ is flat white and ‘Away’ is the delicate flavour of Japan, Matcha with pistachios. And so I thought I’d have some rugby fun of my own. In order to avoid a

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