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Holidays and Intimacy

Holidays are often the time when couples have good, lazy and relaxed sex. The stresses of our everyday lives are forgotten for an all too brief time. Couples have more time to connect, if the weather is good (!), we wear fewer clothes and thoughts stray to intimacy and love making. If you are the partner who dreads the thought of this, especially when on holiday, as the usual excuses – tired, children, TV, work, family – are not relevant then you need to think seriously about looking for help. At Relate we see couples and individuals who have lost all feelings of desire. There are many reasons for this and all relationships are different. We offer a psycho sexual therapy in our Exeter office for those people who realise they have a problem with intimacy with their partner. Post Summer holidays is often the time when couples decide that the time has come  to do something about it. Phone now to make an appointment.    

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  1.Try to sit down as a family to discuss what you can and cannot do over the Summer. 2. If you and your partner get argumentative, for example getting lost en route to somewhere, remember children benefit from seeing conflict constructively resolved – humour is a great way to dispel car tension. 3. If you have step-children and you are all going away for the first time, it will feel very different for the children. Try and create some new holiday traditions. 4. Talk as a couple before you go away about boundaries for your children – keep a united front if they challenge you. 5. Try to spend some time alone as a couple. Holidays are meant to be fun and relaxing but they can also be times of stress and discord. If your family needs some extra support – either over the summer holidays or after the break – talking to one of our counsellors could really help to improve things. To make an appointment or talk to someone please phone: 03007729681 e-mail: reception@relate-ed.org.uk    

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