Relationships, family, and our drive to connect with others is a fundamental human need. These are seen as base level necessities and take prominence in pioneering psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. They are second only to the physiological needs of oxygen, food, and sleep. Maslow’s pyramid demonstrates that without fulfilling the base layers of…

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If your child has is having counselling, it can cause difficult feelings for you, and you may not know how to approach the subject or know what to say during this time. This guide has been written to help parents navigate this time and has been written with input from young people. Children and Young…

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Our new study of more than 5,000 people in the UK has lifted the lid on the state of our relationships. The Way We Are Now 2014 is one of the largest studies of its kind. It provides a window into the most important areas of our lives – from couple and family life to sex,…

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Our new report reveals Scotland’s couple, family, friendships, sex and work secrets: • 1 in 10 people don’t have a single close friend (8%) • 1 in 5 never or rarely felt loved in the two weeks before the survey (18%) • A quarter of people say they are not satisfied with their sex lives…

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In August 2014 we will be launching a major piece of research exploring the state of the UK’s relationships. The report gives us a snapshot of all kinds of relationships, from couples to colleagues. To help us to bring the research to life and show what it means to different people across Scotland we would…

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Guest blog post from Anne Chilton, Joint Head of Professional Practice at Relationships Scotland, on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’. Conscious uncoupling might sound catchy and a bit new wave, but is it? It’s the other end of all that lovey dovey stuff we do at the start of a relationship. Only at…

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In recent months I’ve discovered what happens when you don’t invest in one key relationship in your life. I’ve continued to plough all my energies and efforts into the many relationships with friends, family and colleagues that I am very fortunate to have, but I forgot about one important person; one relationship that when left…

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It has been a long few months, but thankfully things are starting to calm down and there is more time to think about life and how to make the most of it. My relationship with Sara has moved forward after our troubled times and it’s good to know that however hard things seem, love and…

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