Happy Fathers Day!

Hello Dads everywhere this is your day to celebrate your special Dadness.

Fathers bring a wonderful influence and meaning to children’s lives.

Parenthood is a terrific learning experience where all the good stuff totally outweighs the nappies, sleepless nights and tears when you get a giggle and a smile from your child. You can bask in their warmhearted delight.

Enjoy your Day Dads!

Marriage Works now has more counselling appointments on offer!

Believe or not seeking professional marital help is becoming the preferred option earlier and being acknowledged as best practice by our federal leaders.

The government has recognised this and committed a budget of $20 million dollars in a relationship-strengthening trial program to prevent divorce and separation.

I’m all for strengthening relationships!

As of now, July 2014 you can visit http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/programs-services/stronger-relationships-trial

Where the Department of Social Services is offering a one of $200 payment for couple to for counselling and education session.

There are 100,000 therapy sessions, open to all committed couples be they married for years, or seeking pre-marriage counselling, are newlyweds, defacto couples, and is non discriminatory being open for same-sex couples.

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Sarah Harris has wise words for women and men on the topic of domestic violence

Channel ten’s Studio 10 Sarah Harris has had her life touched by family violence giving her street cred for her recent stand on this topic. Please read on… Continue reading Sarah Harris has wise words for women and men on the topic of domestic violence

Happy Mothers Day Mums!

Well my daughter was quick off the mark and rang me last Sunday to wish me a happy mothers day.

I felt like a bit of spoilsport after I had thanked her in telling her she was a week early 🙂

She shared some lovely sentiments with me about the love and support she has felt over the last few years in our relationship.

This really was the best present.

As she recently got engaged to long term boyfriend Dean it is really nice to see her hopes being realised. She has even given me a Grand dog Tyson. He is such a cutie.

To all you Mums out there – spoil yourself for the day.

Happy Mothers Day!

Why your accountant will like Marriage Counselling

Being a practical type, I like to pass on potentially helpful information.

Now I am no expert in accounting so I see my accountant Arthur who asks me every year about my medical expenses, as there is a possibility of making a claim, if you reach a certain threshold.

This means if you are married with a couple of kids then there is a high probability of you being able to easily meet this limit.

Marriage therapy and individual counselling are classified as acceptable medical expenses. It pays to keep your receipts!

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Study finds couples aged 25-34 would stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of the children

This is what 50% of couples aged 25-34 surveyed by law firm Slater & Gordon said when asked if they would stay in an unhappy marriage with children. This study canvassed more than 2000 married and defacto couples. Interestingly only 44% of those aged 44-54 would remain married. Couples married for three to four years were the most likely to stay in the relationship. Continue reading Study finds couples aged 25-34 would stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of the children