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Visiting Relate Film

RELATE EXETER AND DISTRICT,NORTH DEVON, TAUNTON and WEST SOMERSET have gone into the movie business – launching a film about the process of relationship counselling. Manager Brett Parker says, ” People look on our website for information about our services and then phone for an appointment. We appreciate that this can be daunting for some potential clients because they have no idea what to expect.” “This film shows a step-by-step guide to using our services. We hope it will reduce the anxiety that some couples and individuals might feel before they come for their first appointment.” Shot in Exeter and using Relate personnel, the film shows a couple arguing and feeling that they are growing apart. The couple, helped by a friend, decide to try Relate services to help them to communicate without anger and blame. Brett goes on to say that it was important to the organization that the film was made entirely from the clients’ perspective. “Helping couples with their communication or mis-communication patterns is often the key to our Relate work. Sometimes only an objective person can point out what is happening.” The film, which runs for just six minutes, goes on to show the practicalities of making…

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Relationships, Mothering Sunday and Still Alice

I hope everyone had a happy Mothering Sunday whether as mother or as a child. Having recently seen the film STILL ALICE – which I highly recommend – it makes for some in depth thoughts about all our various relationship roles and especially that of a mother. We are all sons and daughters, some are siblings, parents, step-parents, aunts, uncles – the list goes on. The film highlights just how willing or able we are to sacrifice the way we want our lives to be, in order to look after someone we love. This is especially true today with an ageing population and increasing numbers of people finding themselves as carers. Previous generations lived close to one another, often in the same house. These days we tend to live more independently and with both partners working. Caring for someone else, can put a strain on the individual, no matter how loving they are, and on their other relationships. Hats off to all those of us who have a caring role – and don’t forget to spare a little time for caring for yourself.

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