Starting a New Year.Welcome to 2019
If you believe the hype , people are queuing round the block to get divorced on January 2nd.
I'm not so sure about that. But even if that were true, it doesn't have to be that way.
Whether or not you make new year resolutions, January for most of us can signify a new start, with thoughts about what we would like to achieve in the coming year; what would we like to do differently; what could we do better or what would we like to do more of!!
What is already planned .. a wedding, a graduation, work on the house; a holiday; looking for a new job or being better at keeping in touch with friends.. January psychologically does seems to motivate us!
So what about your relationship? What have you planned for your relationship? We talk about re decorating the lounge or getting the car MOT'd… but coming for couples counselling for some represents, "The last resort" "Crisis point" " Last chance saloon" " Failure" or "I never thought we'd need to be sat here"
Our relationships and families are precious. They also need to be nurtured refreshed and cared for. If we don't maintain them and look after them they breakdown , just like the car.
So often I hear stories about family stress, pressures or work and life generally, which often manifests itself in tension within the relationship.
Use the new year to stand back and take stock. If you think you may need some support do it , don't wait until you reach crisis point and don't see it as a failure, ITS NOT it's a necessity. Its doing something positive for you. It really can make a difference