Rekindling Relationships
Phase 4. The Conflict – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

Phase 4. The Conflict – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

October 1, 2021

In Phase 4, conflict naturally rears its head and Bec and Vern chat about how we can deal with it appropriately and effectively. Parents may wonder if they can make this new family arrangement work. As we openly air our differences, how do we stay connected so that the whole family can move forward? How do we use conflict to grow the family?

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Phase 3. The Tension – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

Phase 3. The Tension – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

October 1, 2021

In this phase there is a recognition of painful family dynamics and the tension that is created by this. Bec and Vern discuss how normal this is for blended families. How do we deal with sibling rivalries? How do we ensure that everyone in the house feels included and involved?

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Phase 2. The Reality – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

Phase 2. The Reality – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

October 1, 2021

In episode 2, Bec and Vern explore what happens when reality hits and emotions in the household can run high. How do we navigate this phase of deeper immersion into our blended family?

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Phase 1. The Dream – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

Phase 1. The Dream – 7 Phases of a Blended Family

October 1, 2021

In this first episode of this series - 7 Phases of Blended/Step families, Bec and Vern discuss the fantasy phase where everything is new and exciting and nothing can possibly go wrong. How do we recognize this phase as well as realise that it is a dream? How do we prepare for the reality?

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Writing on the Wall - A Creative Couples workshop

Writing on the Wall - A Creative Couples workshop

September 15, 2021

Have you ever been to Couples Counselling or therapy? Do you feel it helped you in your relationship? Would you like to find a fun and different way to connect with your partner? In this Podcast, Bec and Vern have a chat with a couple from Bendigo who participated in one of their creative workshops. After exposing their fears to each other by writing them on a wall, we supported Ayrlea and Kayla to create a mural over these fears to demonstrate their new understanding of each other. 

Also check out the YouTube video of this workshop - https://youtu.be/2vfZPoKfqO0

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Sexual Dysfunction. 7 Issues of Intimacy

Sexual Dysfunction. 7 Issues of Intimacy

August 13, 2021

The final episode in our series about issues with intimacy focusses more on the medical problems that can occur in relationships. Bec and Vern discuss how couples can deal with the psychological and physical impacts relating to sexual dysfunction that can interfere with our connection.  What are the problems that can occur and how do we support each other to stay close and deal with these issues? How can we be intimate without being intimate? 

 

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Sexual Disagreements. 7 Issues of Intimacy

Sexual Disagreements. 7 Issues of Intimacy

August 13, 2021
Bec and Vern consider what causes another issue with intimacy, sexual disagreement. In this episode, we explore what these disagreements are and how they can begin. How do these disputes affect our relationships and how do we deal with them? How can we move past the conflict that inevitably occurs in partnership with another? 
 
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Sexual Disinterest. 7 Issues of Intimacy

Sexual Disinterest. 7 Issues of Intimacy

August 13, 2021
Another issue with intimacy is sexual disinterest and in this episode Bec and Vern talk about how this can impact our relationships. How does parenting, work and busy lifestyles influence our sexual desires and what can we do about it? How do we deal with the pressures in our lives to reconnect with each other? How do we prioritise our relationship so that we can enjoy sex more? 
 

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Sexual Disappointment. 7 Issues of Intimacy

Sexual Disappointment. 7 Issues of Intimacy

August 13, 2021
Bec and Vern discuss issues of intimacy around sexual disappointment. This can look like routine or one sided sex or even disconnected sex. How do couples deal with a mismatch in their sexual drives? How do we deal with issues around performance? We discuss how drugs, alcohol and stress can affect our libidos and what sort of conversations we need to have to move forward together. 
 

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Sexual Disapproval. 7 Issues of Intimacy

Sexual Disapproval. 7 Issues of Intimacy

August 13, 2021
In the 3rd of our episodes relating to issues of intimacy, Bec and Vern explore sexual disapproval. This disapproval can come from dissatisfaction and disconnection, which can then lead to distrust and shame. How common is it and what can we do about it in our relationships? How does the feeling of expectation attached to sex create issues around this? Why do we need to communicate more about where we are at to counter this? 

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