Couple Relationships Part 3 – Is it Possible for Couples to Overcome Boredom and Loneliness in a Relationship?

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There are many reasons why people experience feelings of loneliness and boredom in a relationship. And this is particularly true for couples who have been together for a long time. But is it something that can be overcome or is this just the way some relationships go in the end? According to psychotherapist and Founder […]

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Couple Relationships Part 2 – How Therapy can Help Couples During a Midlife Crisis

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Most of us at some point in our lives will have to face the reality of a mid-life crisis. And what that will look and feel like is very different for everybody. In the second part of our couple relationships series, Jean-Claude Chalmet, renowned psychotherapist and Founder of The Place Retreats examines couple relationships, particularly […]

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Couple Relationships Part 1: Surviving the Fallout from an Affair

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In the first of this three-part podcast series – lead psychotherapist and Founder at The Place Retreats, Jean-Claude Chalmet, discusses the interesting dynamic between couples and relationships.  During the interview, Jean-Claude highlights the value that couples therapy can bring and explains that with the right type of therapy and guidance, couples can overcome most things, […]

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Love in the lockdown — sex and relationships in quarantine

Orders to stay at home mean our relationships are being put to the test. Psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet shares his advice for couples At a time like this — especially at a time like this — your love and sex life matter profoundly. Our attention has been abruptly drawn to what we often take for granted […]

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The six commandments for Christmas family peace

1. Accept that everyone is a bit controlling at Christmas, so resist gently Most of us like Christmas done our way, but some get particularly agitated if things aren’t just so. People are controlling when they’re insecure or anxious, and the only way they can maintain inner peace is by imposing order externally. They need […]

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The 12 rules of a healthy separation

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The highest percentage of divorcees in 2012 were aged 40-44 They may not give it the same title, or make a public statement, but every year, thousands of British couples separate in ways that are not disimilar to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Announcing her separation from Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Paltrow explained that despite […]

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How to live in the empty nest: the therapist’s guide for couples

The kids have left home and it’s just the two of you. So now what? Psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet on how to have a successful post-parenting relationship Your child is off to college, and you and your partner are suddenly going to be home alone. That went fast. So what’s the plan now? A trip around […]

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Christmas with the in-laws: a survival guide

Psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet has practical advice on spending time with the extended family Families, no matter how warm and loving, are rarely straightforward. And our relationships with our in-laws are traditionally among the trickiest — for the very good reason that these people aren’t related to us by blood, only circumstance. Most of us, when […]

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