Positive People Manage Their Anger

“Anger is one letter short of danger.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Feeling angry is a normal and healthy emotion and is not a problem in itself. Anger is an emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage.  How we cope with and express uncontrolled anger can either spur us into addressing our responses (personally) and […]

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The Healthy Relationship Bill of Rights

THE RIGHT TO INDIVIDUALITY As a member of a healthy relationship, I have the right to be the same person I was before we began dating. I should not have to adjust any inherent part of myself to make you happy. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY As a member of a healthy relationship, I have the […]

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Stopping Domestic and Family Violence : Everyone’s Responsibility

Relationships and lifeskills domestic violence

Q: What are Family Violence and Domestic Violence?  Are they the same? Often the terms are used interchangeably . Domestic and Family Violence is when someone intentionally uses violence, threats, coercion, force or intimidation to control, manipulate a family member, partner or former partner. Any behaviour that in any way causes a family member to […]

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Creating Work/Life Balance For Good Health

worklife balance

According to research, Australians work the longest hours in the Western world and around one quarter report that work frequently interferes with other life activities.  Many of us are time poor and constantly rushing to juggle different commitments. Work is generally good for mental and physical wellbeing.  However, when productive stress becomes overwhelming stress, it […]

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What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

I’m reminded of the song by Tina Turner… ”What’s love got to do with it” …”What’s love but a second hand emotion,” …”Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken.” Trust is fundamental to all relationships and we often use past experiences and information to guide us on whether to trust or not. […]

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20 Tips on Positive Marital Relationships/Partnerships

positive marital relationships

So often the books and articles available to us address the things that go wrong in marriages/partnerships. By focusing on the strengths and possibilities in promoting relationships, the emphasis here is on positives rather than the litany of omissions.       A solid friendship is essential. A solid friendship based on respect, clear communication […]

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