TheConfidante In the Media
First article for the year and my first chance to throw out some wonderful ideas to stay close and connected to your partner through to 2019.
Why not carve out a moment in time during the next few days without distraction from any children, family and friends and turn toward each other. Use eye contact and intentionally engage to be present and open to possibilities. If there are responses or ideas you don’t agree with, enquire further and deepen your understanding instead of attempting to defend or shut down.
I can’t count the number of brave blokes that reveal they struggle with the right responses and conversation with their adoring female whose words flow freely and with magnitude - so here’s your guide. I know some will be tempted to uncomfortably retort with ridiculous and humorous answers but try also to be real and genuine for this time intended for closeness and connection:
I so relish the concept of new possibilities for 2019 in striving toward using your talents to even more potential. This includes levelling up your relationship and growing together for that flourishing dynamic you should expect.
Why not use the magical word “no” to a few activities to just “be” together? Block out some white space on your calendars for spontaneous nothingness. If you do head out socialising, tune in regularly with a reassuring pat or eye contact with your partner in amongst the hum of the group. Most of all, if you get to slow down at this time of year, be mindful of your daily interactions with respect and kindness. This is one of the keys to a great relationship moving forward.
If you’re single, it’s my desire you can fully enjoy this season in your life. If you seek to meet someone, strive to work on the best version of yourself to enhance your chances of joining forces with the best partner you deserve.
Finally, to get the best things, we often need to do hard things. Life includes pain so we can choose the pain of discipline of the pain of disappointment. Nothing happens without discipline!
I can’t wait to support individuals and couples either in my Counselling room or as readers of the Sunshine Coast Daily Weekend magazine in our community this year.
Joanne Wilson is the weekly columnist for the Sunshine Coast Daily Weekend magazine, weekly radio guest, professional relationship counsellor and certified clinical neuropsychotherapy practitioner of TheConfidante Counselling. She is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Australia. You can contact her at: www.theconfidantecounselling.com or email HERE.
Joanne will be your Confidante, enabling you to speak freely in complete confidence and serenity. An integrated approach tailored to your specific needs will be utilised.
Joanne will be your Confidante, enabling you to speak freely in complete confidence and serenity. An integrated approach tailored to your specific needs will be utilised. Approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Emotionally Focussed Therapy may be incorporated.
Relationship Specialist for Individuals and Couples online around the world and servicing areas for face to face sessions including Caloundra, Noosa, Noosaville, Buderim, Mountain Creek, Gympie.