Relationships Advent Calendar Day 14 . Be Practical

Healthy relationships don’t happen by accident, they’re the result of people putting time and attention into what feeds our relationships each day, like making small deposits into a bank account that we can draw on when we need it.

Today I invite you to pay into your relationship bank account by finding something practical that you can do for someone you care about. Something that would make a difference.

Maybe you could hang a picture that’s been leaning up against the wall for a year; run an errand; pick up some shopping; do some mending or ironing; drop off some screenwash .. over to you.

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Relationships Advent Calendar Day 14 . Fix it!

Healthy couple relationships don’t happen by accident, they’re the result of both partners putting time and attention into what feeds the relationship each day, like making small deposits into a bank account that we can draw on when we need it.

Today I invite you to pay into your relationship bank account by finding something to fix around the home. Especially things that would make a difference to your loved ones.

Maybe you could hang a picture that’s been leaning up against the wall for a year; sew those pesky trouser hems up; back up your spouse‚Äôs computer; oil that squeaky door or check your honey’s car is all ready for the cold weather, with de-icer, screenwash, a shovel, snacks, water and an extra warm blanket in case of getting stuck in a traffic jam.

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I was on that there BBC World Service!!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to go to the BBC studios to take part in an episode of The Why Factor! on the BBC World Service. The programme is billed as ‘The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions’.

I love when I get invited to do things like this as it’s an opportunity to try out a new experience, and being a media ambassador for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy brings me these challenges.

It was a bit nerve racking going into a tiny room by myself and putting on the headphones, but Sandra the presenter and I had spoken before on the phone and she soon put me at ease. We chatted for nearly an hour, although but if you listen you’ll hear just a couple of snippets of our conversation. It amazed me how much time and effort goes into creating a 23 minute programme!

The episode aired last Friday and I got a lovely email thanking me for taking part. This one is about Blame, and the description says:

‘When things go wrong, we crave something or someone to blame. It’s an emotional response found in nearly every culture. The Why Factor asks: why do we play the blame game?

See if you like it and let me know.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9