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Over the years all the practitioners at Magnolia House have written articles for newsletters and journals. We are collecting them for others to read and copy in this section. We are happy for you to print any of these and to use them in whatever way is useful. The only thing we ask is that you acknowledge the authorship.


communicate
We Can't Communicate

A popular explanation couples often give me for difficulties in their relationship is that they “can’t communicate”.

confidence
Self-Confidence

“Respect Yourself" demands the byline in a popular magazine article. Such prescriptions are common…

article
Explanation

It had been one of those mornings! My elder son, then ten, had forgotten to do a couple of vital things during the course of our preparation...

article
But We're So Different!

In my work with couples a common theme is the issue of differentness. Each partner in a relationship brings personality attributes...

kids and separation
Kids and Separation

Conflict or tension between parents, in any family setting, is distressing for children. Kids rely on parents for their sense of security...

listen
Listen / Hear!

Sadly, listening is one of those vital things which many people seem not to have learnt. I observe this often when seeing people...

fathers are important
Fathers are Important

Fatherhood is one of the most undervalued roles for men in our culture. Even our own profession has only devoted 20% of it’s time…

roles
Roles

We all play a number of roles in our busy lives. We have roles in our families; husband/wife, mother/father, son or daughter...

Whose Sides Are You On?
Whose Side Are You On?

When a couple separate and are in dispute, there can be three camps their friends/ family divide into...

fault
It Is Not My Fault!

There are lots of ways we can avoid acknowledging responsibility for our actions. How we portray ourselves or our acts...

heard
Getting Heard

The ideas that we have about communication clearly influence how we communicate. One idea which seems to be widely held...

nagging
The Value of Nagging

I sometimes hear parents wondering why they have to remind their children, over and over, to do some of their everyday things.

Men's Work
Men's Work

One of the things that is often apparent in my contact with couples are differences in beliefs held by men and women.

tantrum
Having a Spak - Attack!

Families have some wonderful ways of describing tantrum behaviour. But whether it be a ‘spak attack’...

depression
Depression: “The Common Cold of the Psyche”

Depression is one of the more commonly diagnosed ailments in todays community…

therapy
More Than Just Talk

Counselling and therapy are often viewed as a mysterious process. Indeed I sometimes wonder whether those in our field deliberately try to...

unconscious patterns
Unconscious Patterns

On occasions I see people who report that they react to certain situations in an automatic way. They often say they “can’t help it”, wish they were different and berate themselves.

keeping the peace
When ‘Keeping the Peace’ Brings No Peace

The way couples and families resolve differences is crucial to their health.