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Why Do I Feel Worse After Marriage Counselling?

Coming to marriage counselling is a big step and usually one that has taken a lot of courage. The last thing that you want is to feel worse after a session. And yet, this is sometimes the case. Does this mean that the counselling is not working? Feeling worse after a therapy session, whether individual […]

Will A Marriage Counsellor Suggest Divorce?

When you decide as a couple to attend marriage counselling you may have the thought of divorce in your mind. You may wonder if this thought will be the ‘go to’ solution that your marriage counsellor will suggest. This is a common worry, and it is understandable that you might be worried that your counsellor […]

What Not To Say In Couples Counselling

Making the decision to seek couples counselling is a decision that all couples can take, whether you are experiencing a difficult time or not. Counselling is helpful to discover more about yourself, each other, and the relationship you are building. Many times, a couple will seek out counselling when they are struggling with communication and […]

Why Do People Leave Relationships?

The heartbreaking experience of leaving a relationship, or your partner leaving the relationship can be like someone has frozen your entire life and you just don’t understand what has happened. This can be hard to move on from, find closure, and begin to heal. Both partners are affected by the end of a relationship or […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Psychologist in Calgary for Your Marriage Counselling

Making the decision to go to couples therapy is rarely easy. Once you and your partner have committed to seeking help through working with a marriage counsellor or couples therapist, you want to make sure you are in good hands. At One Life Counselling & Coaching, we have built this quick guide to help you feel confident in selecting a therapist and investing in the right process for you.

Couple's Counselling: The Importance of Self-Awareness for Effective Communication

Q&A with One Life What is the importance of self-awareness to effective communication in relationships? Self-awareness is essential. All relationships are going to fall into conflict and disharmony at some point. When that happens, understanding what is going on for you and what you are feeling is key to being able to respond in a […]

Couples Counselling: How to Ask Your Partner to go to Therapy

Making the invitation for change "If we go to therapy they are just going to tell us what is wrong with us. We just need to make more of an effort and commit to change ourselves. We don't need a therapist." I have a confession to make. That was me speaking many years ago in […]

6 Must Read Relationship Books

Inviting your partner to couples counselling can sometimes be difficult. If you are having trouble starting the conversation try these tips.

Couples Counselling: Bad Deals in Relationship

Five signs your relationship is in trouble" 'I guess I must be crazy'. Whispers Tanya as she holds her head between her hands. Tanya moves her eyes towards Sheldon her husband of 12 years and father of their two children as she waits for him to respond. Sheldon raises his eye brows in disgust and […]

Why Do I Keep Choosing the Wrong Partner?

Tired of choosing the bad boy or frat boy relationship? Tired of the relationships where you feel used or taken for granted? My invitation to you is learn the cues, heal the old wounds and envision something greater for yourself. The first thing I want to say is 'great chemistry does not equal a great relationship', this […]
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