Category: Gillian’s Blog

Engaged Now What? How will you tell your Ex?

Engaged

Your’re engaged now what ? Well first of all Congratulations! However it isn’t quite the same being engaged when you’ve been married before.  There are a lot more people to think about and people to inform (sensitively) before you tell the world. To start with, one of the questions that I get asked frequently  is ‘”Should […]

Singing the Stepmother Blues

By Mary T. Kelly The High Incidence of Depression Among Stepmothers The first thing I wonder is if people would be surprised to know that research shows that stepmothers in general have “significantly greater anxiety and depression than biological mothers”? The second thing I wonder is if the general culture at large even cares, and I suspect […]

Happy New Year – Why the world needs Love2Last!

Like so many of my friends and colleagues, I am currently engaged in reflecting on my previous year’s achievements and am busily creating plans for 2015. This year, I am looking at launching more coaching programs; helping couples join their lives better; focusing on blended families and the wider ‘family’ issues; as well as introducing more strategies […]

Why No Marriage is a Failure

I bet a few of you read that headline and thought, hmmm Gillian doesn’t know my ex and the trauma I went through! It’s true, and I accept that many marriages are painful, end badly and caused a lot of grief along the way, however what I want to talk about today, hopefully will help […]

The Changing Face of Relationships

I believe that some marriages should never happen. I believe that some partners can grow in two different directions and stay together too long or gradually ‘die’ within a survival relationship. I believe some couples genuinely are right for each other but ‘stuff’ gets in the way and chokes the relationship. I believe there are […]

Happy New Year – Why the world needs Love2Last!

Like so many of my friends and colleagues, I am currently engaged in reflecting on my previous year’s achievements and am busily creating plans for 2014. This year, I am looking at launching more coaching programmes; helping couples join their lives better; focusing on blended families and the wider ‘family’ issues; as well as introducing […]

The Big Announcement

The roller coaster of emotions, the excitement and trepidation, oh you can’t believe how lucky you just are… You’re Engaged! Now you are about to announce it to the world.  Apart from asking details about the proposal, and whether you said YES, you need to be ready with the answers to two questions: When do […]

Five Things I Find Attractive in a Spouse

Today I saw a survey by Huffington Post weddings entitled ‘5 things I find attractive in a spouse’. I was intrigued by the 25 responses that were shown, notably 24 from women. No analysis was presented, so I thought I would give you my take on it. Not everyone answered the question or gave 5 […]

Engaged? Should you tell your Ex?

One of the questions that is frequently raised is ‘Should I tell my former spouse that I have gotten engaged?’. The answer is definitely yes, especially if you have children together. How you tell them will largely depend on how well (or poorly) you get on. It is best to contact them as soon as you have told your […]

The Parent Trap – Remarrying your Ex

When I was a little girl one of my very favourite movies was “The Parent Trap”.  Hayley Mills stars as twin girls who meet for the first time at camp and conspire to bring their parents back together.  They are sure that all they have to do is get them in the same room, sparks […]

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