Have it All – Life, Family and a Loving Relationship

Have it All – Life, Family and a Loving Relationship

Our relationships change over time, from that first moment when we meet someone when the dopamine rush has us feeling all ‘loved’ up, to building a life together, creating a family, raising kids, all the time trying to stay connected, despite the distractions life throws at us.

The reality is that when you have been with your partner for an extended time, you naturally start to take them for granted, with idiosyncrasies that you once found cute becoming little more than an annoyance.

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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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Tips to Enhancing Your Relationships Greatly by Simple Greetings and Goodbyes

Tips to Enhancing Your Relationships Greatly by Simple Greetings and Goodbyes

In my experience as a Couple Therapist, partners and parents who tune in to separations and re-unions with their partner or children report creating a family or couple environment where things runs more smoothly particularly with connection and how they treat each other.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Relationship for 2015...

1. Hold your partner for just that little bit longer and tighter when you greet each other and when you say goodbye. 

2. Show up and always consider your actions have your partner in mind too.

3. Show gratitude and appreciation for each other every single day.

4. Go to bed at the same time each night.

5. Ensure your behavior and actions are attractive to your partner. 

By Melissa Ferrari - Couple Therapist

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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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