Entries by Samuel J. Mac

First date tips

Even if you make an unfavourable impression when you first meet someone, if you can still get them on a date with you then you can always rectify that impression. Recovering from a terrible first date on the other hand is a difficult thing to do. This article will discuss some tips for having an […]

A 10 minute exercise to improve your relationship

Couples come to me with all sorts of relationship issues but they can always be sorted into two categories: prevention or improvement! Some examples of issues that fall under the prevention category are solving excessive arguments, eliminating unnecessary jealousy and dealing with frustration towards a romantic partner’s changeable behaviour. Some examples that fall under the […]

Dealing with a breakup

Only a small proportion of people remain with their first girlfriend or boyfriend for life, so dealing with breakups is an inevitable consequence of having an active dating life. A breakup can occasionally be a completely mutual decision – and they are ultimately the least emotionally damaging for both parties – but more often than […]

The Happy Relationship Time Line

Every relationship is unique and what works for one couple does not necessarily replicate for every other couple out there. Having worked with hundreds of couples from all sorts of backgrounds, beliefs and experience levels, I have started to discover more and more trends that DO span across a variety of different relationships and more […]

Handling criticism and dealing with feeling criticised

Criticism is defined as the act of passing judgement on both the merits and faults of something someone does, although in a relationship it is associated predominantly with negative feedback: “You never do…” “That’s typical of you…” “You’re useless at…” Criticism is something that is rife in all areas of life, from family to business, […]