Valentines Day: a timely reminder about what we should be doing daily for our partner (small things often)

Robyn Donnelly, (Co-ordinator Marriage and Relationship Education – CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning), reminds us that although Valentines Day can be a special day to remind us of our love for each other as couples, “Leading relationship expert, Dr John Gottman says this: “Small Things Often” and it is the small things often – more often, which make a relationship fulfilling and keeps couples connected.”

She also shares some practical ideas to get us thinking about how we can do small things, often, for our partner.  Robyn also presented a workshop at our Survivor Kiama Better Marriages Australia Conference in 2016 that was much appreciated by those who attended.

What influence does your use of the internet, your mobile phone and social media use have on your relationship?

In this article on the intentional relationships blog, Shane Smith discusses couples’ use of the internet and social media and the influences it can have on our relationships.

A day at the tennis with my husband: Taking responsibility for moments of irritability in my marriage

Jenny Brown PhD, author of the best-selling book Growing Yourself Up will be the Keynote speaker at our Better Marriages Australia Conference on September 8 in Orange this year.

In this post from her blog “A DIARY OF EVERYDAY GROWING UP OPPORTUNITIES” , Jenny shares a recent experience from her life of dealing with sensitivities to those close to us that can trigger unhelpful intrusive corrections of our marriage partner or other important relationships.