Has the concept of ‘commitment’ lost ‘currency’?

Is this why relationships seem as disposable as tissues today?

Once upon a time – only decades ago – when we met our mate and married we made vows to stay together as a couple. Whether the commitment to share life proved to be for better or for worse or for richer or poorer most stayed together until death they did part.

How times have changed!   These days the high divorce rate tells tale of distress and disillusion for over 40% of couples who have made marriage vows to be together for ‘a lifetime’.  While we may not have the stats to reveal the percentage of de facto relationships that also end on the rocks despite their apparent commitment to each other, the number is likely to be much higher. Continue reading

Single? You needn’t be…there’s a crowd on the shelf!

For a rapidly growing number of men and women, living life solo seems to have become a conscious choice yet for millions of others this is not the case. So if you have created a successful life as a single but would prefer to share life with a partner take some comfort knowing you’re not alone!

We only have to look at the current boom in businesses created to bring singles together to realise that there are vast numbers of people who would like to meet that special someone.  In 1976 when I first opened the doors of my consultancy, it was considered odd for an educated professional like myself to seemingly turn my back on a promising career in psychology to work with ‘lonely hearts’, ‘the desperate and dateless’.  Not so now!

Today, in most cities in the western world the stigma associated with finding it hard to meet a partner has gone.  There are seemingly endless options for singles seeking to connect be this via matchmaking, speed dating, social clubs, lunch clubs, dinners for singles, suppers for singles  – the list seems endless!   Continue reading