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10 Tough Questions To Ask Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

‘I’m just so unhappy, it’s not working, should I leave or should I go'? Many of us have been at the point and you could well be here right now wondering if you should leave the relationship you are in – perhaps you are staying just waiting for things to improve but...

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7 Ways to Reignite and Refresh that Hopeless Relationship

It’s hopeless, my entire marriage is a mess, it’s utterly pointless. Perhaps you are feeling this right now as you live day in day out in what is slowly becoming a loveless marriage. I hear this almost every week from women of all walks of life; working women,...

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5 Things Nobody Told Me About My Children Leaving Home

Monday, August 22, 2016, will be a very significant day for me as my youngest daughter, Sophie, starts full-time work for the first time in her life. Gone are those lovely long university holidays, those month long Christmas breaks, summers spent chatting, walking,...

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What will you risk this week, what step will you take, what difference will you make in your life? Life is all about choices and some choices we make in life will involve taking a risk – each and every one of us at some point will face the decision of which path...

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Young Teenage Boys Feeling Overwhelmed With Life

Growing up today isn’t easy – this is a world unknown to our parents and grandparents, we have little guidance and ‘know how’ to help our boys develop into young responsible, happy adults. Surviving the teenage years can be a huge challenge for some and many boys will...

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How Love Changes People From The Inside Out

Every single area of my life has changed from me making the decision to learn to love myself from the inside out - AND without one conversation with anybody. I have gone from 35 years suffering a destructive relationship with my mother, agonising a similar...

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Talk To Each Other and Not About Each Other

Sometimes, just sometimes, this really is THE right thing to do - what do you think? Do you feel it's right for you to speak from the heart, but fear keeps you silent? Are you feeling stuck, frustrated, annoyed and alone in a relationship right NOW because she just...

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What You Can Do When You Can Feel Your Marriage Slipping Away

I hear this comment almost every week, ‘It’s hopeless, my entire marriage is a mess, it’s utterly pointless’. Perhaps you are feeling this right now as you live day in day out in what is slowly becoming a loveless marriage. Take a step back, let’s look at the aerial...

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~ Living Out Of A Suitcase ~

'The Good' magazine invited me to put together a post for their July edition on our summers as an expat - ~ Living Out Of A Suitcase ~ Summer has arrived and we turn our thoughts to long holidays escaping the heat as we excitedly look forward to reuniting ourselves...

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The Number One Ingredient Every Happy Relationship Needs

Having just returned from a little holiday with Mum & Dad back in the UK which in itself is a miracle after years of suffering a destructive mother/daughter relationship, I come home to find 'Your Tango' has promoted my latest article. This is the glue that keeps...

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It’s Not Your Fault

Why is it you keep self-sabotaging yourself with negative thoughts when you're trying to enjoy the moment? Our subconscious minds drive around 97% of our behaviours which is huge (and one of the main reasons I chose to study hypnotherapy as hypnosis is a process which...

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The Number One Ingredient In Every Happy Relationship

Laughter is the glue keeping all happy relationships together Ask yourself right now – when did you last have a laugh together? Our kids often turn to us and say, ‘What’s the secret to a happy marriage?’ There is no secret and there isn’t just one thing that keeps us...

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‘Expect nothing; appreciate everything’

'Expect nothing; appreciate everything' - one of the greatest & hardest lessons for me has been to let go of 'expecting things from others.' This photo of my 3 children is a rare event these days & was taken at the weekend - they don't often get together and...

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Shame and Control Unknowingly Destroy Relationships

How do I know this? Because I’ve been there. Full of shame and doing everything in my power to control myself, my situation and everyone else around me, slowly destroying every relationship I had. When you hear the words, ‘I don’t love you’ from your mother’s lips the...

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5 Things No One Ever Told Me Would Destroy My Marriage

“Relationships are a rollercoaster ride.” As a young bride at 23 years of age, I had no idea what lay ahead, what marriage was really about or what to expect. I was young, innocent, and actually quite clueless so I wanted to share with you a few things that I would...

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Do You Know What Real Love Is?

Working with women this question comes up more and more, so I have come up with a few ideas as to what real love is in my opinion and I'd love to hear yours. So many people really want to be in a relationship without a clue what it is they really want or who they...

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Anxious Children and How You Can Help Them

When you instinctively know If you have children you may well know that anxious feeling of when your child says he has a tummy ache and wants to stay at home or doesn’t want to catch the bus and continually complains of a headache. As a mum you’re not quite sure...

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How You Imagine Your Husband Is The Best He Will Ever Be

How I Changed My Marriage Without One Conversation With My Husband Having been happily married for 28 years how does it get better from not even consciously trying? This bit of my healing journey has blown my mind. For most of my life, I suffered from a destructive,...

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Motivation is the Key

Why is it some people seem highly motivated and achieve many things in a quick manner and others seem to spend their lives procrastinating? A key element for me was to change my approach in how I saw the ‘project’ in hand and as soon as realised I didn’t actually have...

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Handling Rejection

Rejection happens to us all and in so many ways, it hurts like physical pain. Perhaps you’re suffering right now or you can remember what feels to be so let down by someone or something important to you - a relationship, a job offer, a friendship? It’s human nature to...

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I Love My Phone More Than My Husband

Can you believe the title? How much do you love your phone? Could this possibly be you? Let’s face it, who hasn’t a smartphone these days and who doesn’t rely on it? The minority. Research tells us that if you are emotionally attached to your smartphone and rely on it...

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Patience is the Ability to Keep a Good Attitude Whilst Waiting

Wow, do I need to write this ……..I always write from the heart, either something that’s happened in my life or something I’m feeling to resonate with and help you. And right now it’s the way I’m feeling and my patience is running thin so I had to really refocus...

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Why I am Not Giving Up

These words still haunt me……’There is nothing more you can do, you’ve done all you can….’. Ahh but do I believe that? For almost 20 years I’ve been supporting my sister through her alcohol addiction and really haven’t got anywhere. I have done all I can in my power,...

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Declutter Your Mind & Free Up Some Space

With Ian on his way back to the UK to empty our attic in our family home back in England it got me questioning a lot of things. We are selling our house in preparation for buying a piece of land to build our Oak Framed home on hence we need to empty the attic. I’m...

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What Really Matters to You?

Are You Focusing on what Truly Matters to You? It’s not about living your life; it’s HOW you live your life. Everything seems so complicated in the world we live in today; from the food we should be eating, the exercise that is best for us, the next step on the career...

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