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A Couple’s Journey

04/01/2016

 

What Is the First Step When Planning to Get Married?

Mar 17, 2016 11:01 am

So you think you have met your knight in shining armour or your fairy princess and you are thinking about taking the relationship to the next step. Maybe this is in contemplating living together or maybe even to become married. A question I was asked recently had to do with understanding what are the essentials […]

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What’s The Good Of Marrying?

Mar 03, 2016 03:18 am

This week I received an email with a number of questions about the good of getting married. Here are my answers as they were asked in the email. What are the procedures involved in getting married? I guess the starting point to getting married is to get the permission of the intended first. If that […]

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Have You Somehow Lost Sight of What Creates a Successful Marriage? Let Love Show You the Way

Feb 17, 2016 11:03 am

In this article I would like to ask you a question. Have we somehow lost sight of what creates a successful marriage? It seems from my numerous emails from you that there is so much hurt and distrust in relationships, that people are attempting to make lifelong decisions about entering into relationships, with their head […]

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Do You Really Know Who Your Partner Is?

Feb 10, 2016 11:03 am

How often have you gotten to a place in your life with someone you think you know, as well as anyone can, just to find that they continue to surprise you? The surprise might be a pleasant one such as learning about something really amazing they have done in their lives that you had no […]

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Relationship Remedy

04/01/2016

 

When the Time Is Right to Marry?

Mar 23, 2016 12:16 am
When I was young, many years ago now, the dream of most young women was to finish school acquire some training of some sort and get a job. In those days it was somewhat limited to secretarial, shop assistant, teaching, air hostessing, or nursing. Following that was the challenge of finding someone “really nice”, getting […]
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Is It Ok to Lie in a Relationship?

Mar 09, 2016 05:50 am
You wake up in the morning and look across to the person you say you care for more than any one in the world. What do you really think about this person? Does he/she immediately fill you with love and adoration or are you thinking terrible or maybe even contemptuous thoughts about that person. You […]
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10 Absolute Must-Do Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Feb 17, 2016 10:00 am
While love is very important in a marriage sometimes it just isn’t enough. Just like any other relationship you have to put some effort in to make your marriage successful. So to help you on your way, here are: 10 Absolute Must-Do Secrets to Make Your Marriage a Happy Marriage Be open and honest in […]
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Forgiving and Forgetting – How to Truly Forgive and Then Truly Forget

Feb 10, 2016 04:03 am
It constantly amazes me how some people can remember the smallest details of everything that happened around a particular event while others don’t remember clearly what happened yesterday let alone last week, last month or last year. Actually these attributes clearly describe the difference between my life partner and me. My partner can recall events […]
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Love Lies & Games

04/01/2016

 

How to Be Assertive

Mar 23, 2016 11:14 am

When in relationship, as in life, our thoughts, feelings and behaviours become habits. Getting what you want could thereby follow those old well-worn habits, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. If not, you could use this to inspire and even change the way you express your thoughts and feelings. You can become more assertive by following […]

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Responding Assertively to Game Playing

Mar 11, 2016 04:39 am

I will illustrate the topic with an example from the story of “Lyn” and “James”. At one time Lyn decides to take her children on vacation with a girlfriend and her children for a few days. But when Lyn tells James of the plan, he is not OK with it. When she asks why, he […]

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Five Ways to Respond to Game Playing

Feb 18, 2016 11:07 am

When you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something is about to explode then it might be an indicator that you are being invited into a game. It might be something that someone else says or may be conveyed by a gesture, a look on their faces, by touch, or even […]

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Detecting Games in the Relationship

Feb 13, 2016 02:57 am

The Story of Lyn and James “Lyn” and “James” have been married for ten years and have three children. When they first met, Lyn had just left school. James was fifteen years older and had already been in the workforce for some time. At the time they met Lyn still lived at home, while James […]

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