Why Choose An Intensive Couple Retreat?

Why Choose An Intensive Couple Retreat?

Melissa’s Intensive therapy is open to couples from all over Australia.  In the privacy of her professional and roomy office, you and your partner will undergo a 3 day intensive therapy program - 5 hours per day of couple therapy. This can be an effective way to shift long-seated resentments and problems within your relationship. Many couples who commit to the process find this experience helps kick-start their relationship again without the pain and conflict that has been holding them back from love, intimacy and closeness for some time.

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5 Ways to Show Someone You Love Them

5 Ways to Show Someone You Love Them

It sounds like a simple thing, but it’s amazing how many couples forget to show their love for one another. Saying “I love you” regularly is great, but this alone is not enough, you need to actually show how much you care with thoughtful gestures, intimate moments and meaningful actions.

Here are my top five tips to show your partner that you love them (most of which can also be applied to other relationships with loved ones):

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Working through the first Stage of a Relationship.

Falling in love is just the first stage of love and expecting to stay in this stage forever is not realistic. With maturity a relationship shifts from infatuation and that feeling of can’t sleep at night dizzy love to a settled sense of relationship security that offers a longer lasting sense of love.

Commonly people make the mistake of believing that when that dizzy feeling fades that love has faded with it and that the couple is no longer ‘in love’. Many people chase that first stage of love by starting a new relationship with someone else – a circular process that has no ending.

Acknowledging and understanding that this stage does fade can be a huge step in feeling “happy” in your relationship again.

The secret to long-term happiness is to work through this early stage of the relationship. You and your partner can move on to a relationship that offers more solidity and strong security by putting in some extra work.

Don’t just chase the kind of love we see in movies. Don’t move on to another partner to experience that “high”. It’s not sustainable.

Instead, stay and work through your own style of love and create your own “romantic chapter” under your own roof because despite the changing nature of our relationships, of course romance remains an important part of a relationship that deserves our attention.

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Eight things that could harm your marriage and how to fix them.

Eight things that could harm your marriage and how to fix them.

As a professional psychotherapist I’ve had the pleasure of working intimately with couples from all walks of life for over 15 years. I’ve seen great acts of kindness in couples and I’ve witnessed some terrible lows. Through the years I’ve seen many patterns and themes emerge that repeat across the many kinds of marriages that exist in today’s modern world. 

From my observation and experience I have created my own list of marriage killers and what needs to be done to stop these playing out in relationships. The good news is that doing the right thing to enhance your attachment is simple and consistency pays off. Avoiding these relationship killers can help transform your relationship!

 

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connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” 

― Brené Brown

 

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