Relationships

Our counsellors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationships

Warm, affectionate, positive and healthy relationships nourish every man and woman and give meaning to one’s existence. However, extraneous factors such as financial problems, work pressure, communication breakdowns, intimacy issues, constant arguments, ill health and unexpected trauma place strain on the individual and in turn results in relationship issues. It is always worthwhile to work on improving one’s relationships. It is a constant work in progress.

How we can help?

By working with our professional counsellors, you will be able to build a closer bond with your partner, family, friends and peers. The relationship counselling process will help you focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and will help you gain a fresh perspective on your relationships. Through this process, the counsellor will help you identify conflict areas and work towards realistic goals to create a positive change in your life. The counsellor will guide you to re-examine and strengthen your communication styles which plays an important role in a healthy relationship. By the end of the sessions you will feel confident in dealing with your relationship issues.

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are”

Donald Miller
Helpful Resources
Articles
Love Beyond Expectations

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” ― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare Just in case you’re wondering, this is not about a dramatic Shakespearean love story and how I’ve analysed it. Continue reading…

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MANaging your House

A husband is always considered to be the man of the house and the breadwinner while the while wife is expected to do the house chores and look after the welfare of their children. Continue reading…

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Let It Go

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you have been carrying until you feel the weight of its release” Anonymous. She sat there thinking of him. Continue reading…

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The Addicts of Love

This was my third session with him and we had come a long way from understanding what he was doing. His goal was to become happier by himself. Continue reading…

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Am I ready to get married?

Are you ready for marriage? How do I know that I’m ready for a life ahead with someone in a knot of commitment?   Most young men and women will be unlikely to have a confident answer to this vital question. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
The Perfect Bond

Down the busy road on a cool summer evening, Joanne and Peter were taking a stroll in the park. The birds announced their retreat as they fluttered over the sun, which was already halfway down the horizon. Continue reading…

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In conversation with Rohini Rajeev on Abuse in Relationships

The basis of every healthy romantic relationship is love, kindness, mutual respect, acceptance, friendship, ease in communication, trust, dependability, security and healthy intimacy. And to this if you can add playfulness, lasting mutual attraction, laughter, finding joy together and celebration of each other then you’ve got yourself a winner! Continue reading…

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Loving my Depressed Friend

She took a deep breath and said, “I want you to be with me, whatever I am, however I want to be. I am tired of people telling me what to do.” I had met her after a long time after her numerous refusals to step out of the house. Continue reading…

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Living with an Anxious Partner

Anxiety is fast becoming a key cause of reduced functioning affecting work, personal and social life. Various studies have noted that anxiety is the most commonly prevalent syndrome worldwide. Continue reading…

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Being the Co-dependent in a Relationship

Have you ever wondered why it feels so special to be in a relationship? We have this one person in our lives with whom we want to share everything with, but sometimes we don’t realise how our world revolves around them. Continue reading…

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The Feet of Mother Teresa

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love” – St. Teresa On the event of the canonisation of Mother Teresa, there were innumerable posts, news feeds, status updates, and pictures not just on the social networking platforms but on every possible form of media. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The Healthy Break-up

A break up can be quite intense and probably the most difficult part of a relationship. There is a loss that one feels and we go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and then acceptance. Continue reading…

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Squabbles Between Couples – Good or Bad?

“Don’t worry when I fight with you, worry when I stop because it means there’s nothing left for us to fight for” – Unknown Tiffs in a relationship have always been a mental dilemma trying to figure out; whether it is needed or not, if it is good or bad, if good then to what extent and if bad then how to avoid them. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The Recurring Plot

Movies are a great way to unwind and relax over the weekend and have a favorite to keep watching over and over again. What do we like about movies? Continue reading…

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Making Long Distance Relationships Work

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, says William Shakespeare. And there is research to prove the same! A new study reveals that couples in a long distance relationship when compared to geographically closer couples, experienced more intimacy, communication and satisfaction overall. Continue reading…

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Harmonising Footsteps

“When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference” – Samuel Dash ‘The Other Pair’, an award winning short movie was screened at Cairo Film Festival. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
That’s Not What I Meant

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw For those who misunderstand communication with language: Language is merely a mode of communication, now try to imagine a world without communication. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
The freedom to love

“The mother, now more certain of the stance is convinced that her daughter, more than being abnormal in her orientation, is also a criminal.” A 21-year-old from Kolkata. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
The Dominator

We have all come across one in our days. It may be that overbearing boss or an overpowering friend. They can be found everywhere and they are often all over our business. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Healthy Separation for Healthy Living

Fifteen years ago Diana called her brother and sister in law to her house and told them that she wanted a divorce. She told them that she couldn’t live with a man who’d verbally abuse her in front of their son, one who didn’t know his responsibilities as a father. Continue reading…

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Loneliness in a Relationship

About 9 years ago, I really liked this one guy who was my brothers band mate and would come home very frequently, we spoke a lot, hung out, had lots of fun together, jammed together and what not, little did both of us realise that our friendship was rising to the next level and neither of us wanted to talk about it because we didn’t know how it might affect us later, we didn’t want to lose our friendship but also certainly wanted to verbally communicate that we liked each other. Continue reading…

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The Six Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Every human being has an inherent need or desire to be in a relationship. There could be different reasons why one would want to be in one, but irrespective of what the reason is, there are various kinds of relations that we come across in our daily lives. Continue reading…

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Man’s First Love

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife” – Prince Philip For a long time it has been debated as to what is a man’s first love; His car or his wife? Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The bruises will heal

This time last year, I was holding Isha’s hand who came in crying and devastated. In our first session she only sobbed. Isha was in love with a man who she was going to get married to and her world was perfect till one morning when she received e-mails and text messages from girls whom her boyfriend had been cheating on her with. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Letting go of the shadows: Marriage, the second time around

When 34-year-old Maitreyi first came into therapy, she was angry. She had worked hard to build a life with Rohit, her now ex-husband. Rohit and Maitreyi had met at work; become friends first, dated for over a year, gently brought their respective parents into the picture, and with their blessings over a destination wedding in Mauritius, embarked on their life of wedded bliss…for five years. Continue reading…

Krithika Akkaraju
Before you tie the knot…

Pre-marital counselling program Every person has certain expectations about what their wedding will look like. Weeks and months are spent planning every little detail for the big day and the ones that precede it. Continue reading…

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Low Self Esteem in Romantic Relationships

Often we think that relationships, especially, love relationships, intimate and romantic one’s, would nurture and nourish us and in turn boost our self-confidence. However, sometimes, this is not the case, if we have inadvertently spiralled off into a destructive or passionless or simply dead and boring relationship quagmire. Continue reading…

Dr. Sonera Jhaveri
Premarital Counselling (PA)

Premarital Counselling (PA) is a type of therapy that helps couples get ready for marriage, ensures that they have a sturdy, “in the pink” relationship — giving them an enhanced opportunity for a positive and gratifying marriage. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Marriage – A Bond For Life

The Japanese have a concept called Amae – Amae is simply defined as the feeling of pleasurable dependence on another person which loosely translated means the delicious experience of interdependence. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Rekindle the Magic This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is round the corner. It’s that time of the year when words like ‘love’ ‘romance’ and ‘relationships’ are on the minds of most people, irrespective of whether you are in a relationship, contemplating getting into one or reminiscing about the past. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
Coping With Divorce

The mere thought of being separated from that one’s partner in life often brings up feelings of helplessness, hopeless and a large deal of emotional pain, with feelings of rejection, guilt, anger and failure. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood