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Ten things men want

Ten things men want Do you feel like you’ve been unlucky in love? Have you had trouble finding that committed partner? Are you confused about why your last boyfriend broke up with you? As professional matchmakers, we have many conversations with male clients about what they are seeking. Here’s our top ten list, just for…

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Love Tips for Every Age Group

Many of our clients have been in a few serious relationships throughout their adult lives and come to us with lots of lived experience. A greater number of our clients come to us after a long-term relationship or marriage has ended, and they find the idea of dating quite scary. We really get to know…

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When to say goodbye

Regular readers of our blog articles will know that we sometimes quote Dr John Gottman. I recently read that when Dr Gottman was asked what advice he would give his younger self, his answer was: “Get out of a bad relationship sooner”. Wow! that’s quite a statement coming from a renowned relationship expert who has…

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Are you ready for love?

This is not an article for singles only. It will make you think twice at any stage of your life about all types of relationships you carry with you. And, of course, whether it’s been weeks or years since your last love partner relationship ended, this article is also specially written for you! Consider these…

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Help to reprogram your emotional triggers

What are emotional triggers? … they are real, my friends. We are triggered into strong emotional responses (panic, anger, fear, …) because of past traumatic events. You may even experience physical responses to some situations, such as feeling sick, shaky, sweaty palms, muscles tensing up, and your pulse or heart rate quickens. The situations that…

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The Relationship Killers (Part Four)

We have made it to our fourth and final instalment in our series of articles, ‘The Relationship Killers’. While the term, ‘Stonewalling’ could be new to you, this is a relationship behaviour that you still may recognise. Stonewalling is the topic The term stonewalling comes from the analogy of building a wall between you and…

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The Relationship Killers (Part Three)

Welcome to the third instalment in our series of articles, ‘The Relationship Killers’. You can read these articles in any order, and still gain great information on relationship communication skills. Contempt is the topic … in our research, many psychologists believe that contempt is the worst of the relationship killers.   “In whatever form, contempt…