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Stop the anger. 3 ways to find more love in your relationship now.

Several years ago, I was stuck in a dark place in my marriage. Listen to the post below This darkness seeped out as anger – I would storm and bang around the house in a passive aggressive fury, without saying anything to my husband. It seeped out in my avoidance of intimacy – my libido…

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Why do I get so angry at my husband?

What is the deeper reason that I get so triggered and angry with my partner? Sometimes our relationships (our partners) can make us feel so angry. Filled with resentment, annoyance, irritation and hateful thoughts. We wonder what is wrong with us, them….. our relationship. N.B. While this post is not suggesting your partner is a…

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10 ways you could be damaging your marriage

Are you worried that you are damaging your marriage? You find yourself being mean and bitchy to the one you love. You feel stuck in negative thoughts about your partner. And you know it is not working for you. In fact it doesn’t even feel like you. Read on or listen in below. You partner…

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Why doesn’t my husband make me happy anymore?

“When we first met, we were so in love. Everything was beautiful and easy, and I felt so alive. But now It feels hard. It is not that I don’t love him, it is just that… I don’t feel loving towards him” Can you relate? This is a common story I hear in my practice.…

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How to feel sexy without changing a thing

Do you feel sexy? In the past I never felt that sexy. But now something has changed. In fact, at this point in my life I am sexier than I have ever been and it has nothing to do with how I look. Read on to find out what changed for me. Or listen in…

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Why you need joy in your relationship

You need joy in your relationship. We all do. What happens to your relationship when you are tired and depleted. When you feel like all you have done all day, all week, all year is look after other people at the expense of your own needs? Well, you feel resentful and cranky, don’t you? And…

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Don’t stress about arguing….. learn this skill

You don’t need to stop arguing – learn this one skill and your relationship will be stronger Despite what people think, it is not a lack of arguments in your relationship that makes it strong. It is what follows the argument – the repair. In fact, couples that repair after arguing are 80% more likely…

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10 healthy marriage hacks for parents

10 healthy marriage hacks for parents Being in an intimate relationship long term can be hard. Hard in that, love, desire and attraction can get buried or lost in the busy ness of life, especially when you have kids. As busy wives and mums, we need all the help and ideas we can get, which…

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Understand your attachment style – understand your relationship

Understand your attachment styles Why do our most intimate relationships often make us feel the most insecure? Why does he pull away at the times when you are in most desperate need of comfort and reassurance? Why do we respond so emotionally to seemingly little things our partners do? Or, inversely, why do the things…

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Why do we stop feeling love for our partners after kids?

Why do we stop feeling love for our partners after we have kids? After the elation of having our gorgeous wee babies and working out how on earth to look after them, we can start to feel the build-up of resentment, crankiness and a lack of desire. But why? Is it because (for many of…

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Nicole Mathieson

Hi, I'm Nicole Mathieson, a relationship and body image coach, couple therapist and author.

This blog is designed to help teach couples practical ways to cultivate a deeper understanding of one another, find safety and connection in relationships, navigate difficult conversations and repair after conflict.