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How do you get from pain to happiness

One of the frequent questions I get asked by couples is how do we get from pain to happiness.  What did we do to end up here? I see many couples and individuals who tell me one thing only to focus on the opposite. "I want to be closer to my partner" "I want to let go of the pain" "I want to stop the arguments we keep having" They then rerun past arguments; accuse their partner of a variety of failings and so give themselves more pain and move further away from the happiness they … [Read more...]

Are you being misunderstood?

How we interpret someone else's words or actions is down to each and everyone of us.  The problem is that it is very easy to be misunderstood without realising it's happening. In today's post I want you to think about how you interpret your partner's words and actions.  You see it is very important that you truly understand what they mean rather than create your own interpretation.  You need to interpret what they mean rather than what you think they mean. There can be a world of difference … [Read more...]