Is the institute of marriage really founded on the structure phrase “until death do us part”? Recent figures state otherwise, for one third of Australian marriages meet the dreadful fate of divorce each year. 50,000 couples are knocking at the door of divorce bureaus every year while the divorce cost of Australia accumulates to around…

Many Australians have embraced love with the usage of online dating websites vowing to make your ideal dream partner an astonishing reality. With the internet enslaving the global world with a mere click of your finger, one is left with infinite possibilities of finding a perfect match. Renowned Sociologist Sue Malta from Melbourne’s Swinburne University…

Christmas is a holiday that is generally spent with family and loved ones. Yet there are many people who find themselves alone on Christmas due to a number of reasons. According to Samantha Aldridge, who is the Executive Director of Practice at Relationships Australia, “Christmas time can be a wonderful, joyful time of the year…

Christmas is a time for celebrating and spreading joy. It is that time of the year when families all over the world get the chance to come together and rejoice under one roof. In many cases though, this excessive ‘family time’ results in conflicts and uprisings that taint the entire Christmas spirit. Moreover, it is a…

This article is by Australia Counselling member and Geelong counsellor Colleen Morris. In every couple relationship conflict will inevitably arise around the issue of our gender identity. As a young married couple, my partner Duncan and I experienced this in both subtle and not so subtle ways! Duncan spent many Saturdays working on cars in our…

This guest post is written by Australia Counselling member Lauren Sokolski, who is a Melbourne relationship counsellor. When one partner has an affair, it causes damage to the primary relationship (the relationship that you’re in full-time with your partner).   An affair can sometimes mean the end of this relationship, but often, these relationships do recover and become even…