Couples: How Effective Communication Can Resolve Conflict In Your Relationship

I need to share a story with you – about the power of communication – and how it can make or break a relationship. I have seen too many couples struggle on without help, stuck in unhealthy conflict cycles, often resulting in the relationship breaking down. Yet as a Relationship Coach and qualified Couples Therapist, I [...]

How to say no to being a bridesmaid!

I was recently interviewed for InStyle Magazine, on how to use communication skills that I regularly teach couples, to say no to being a bridesmaid! "...relationship coach Krystal Woodbridge agrees with me, that you can say no and keep your relationship intact. It’s all about how you pitch it and how you follow up. Here’s [...]

How to build trust and confidence if you’ve experienced a bad relationship

I was featured again recently in an article for Netdoctor, talking about how to learn to re-build trust in your relationship. Click on the link below to read the article below to find out how:-  

Do you need an emotional connection?

It's really important that we feel that we are emotionally connected to others, and that we have at least one person with whom we can be ourselves, warts and all, authentically. Someone who accepts us for who we are, with all our imperfections. We can achieve this connection through friends and family members. But it's [...]

Is privacy in a relationship acceptable?

When you think about having an intimate relationship with someone, where you bare your soul and innermost secrets to your partner, and they to you, spending time with each other, and building your lives together, where does privacy fit in to that? And should it? If you were really in love, shouldn't you be inseparable? The truth [...]

What do you hope to achieve?

In general, it's important for us to feel as though we're good at something, that we're able to achieve the things that are important to us. If we don't have this, we can feel as though something's lacking. So as individuals, it's important that we feel that we're achieving in at least one area of [...]

Pay attention!

Attention is a powerful source of nutrition for your relationship. You need this from your partner almost as much as you need food. This need is in all of us goes right back to childhood - think about the lengths a child will go to to gain attention. Even negative attention can feel better than no [...]

When is relationship advice unhelpful?

When is relationship advice unhelpful? I ask this question because recently, I saw a couple who had so much advice coming from outside of the relationship, they were completely stalled by it. Like many couples who come to see me for Relationship Coaching, Kim*, 39, and Julie*, 36, had been having problems in their relationship. [...]

How to get what you want from your partner

The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger You begin.” So the Sun [...]

What Does The Equinox Mean for Your Relationship?

Spring arrives today, with the vernal equinox. Pagans everywhere will be celebrating with rituals and festivities, and others will be simply looking forward to longer days, shorter nights and warmer weather. I've been thinking about what the equinox can teach us about relationships, and how we can honour and celebrate this positive and hopeful time [...]