Gideon Hanekom is known as "the relationship guy" and creator of GideonHanekom.com – a top dating and relationship advice blog. He is a trained professional counsellor and one of New Zealand’s top dating, relationship, and marriage bloggers and coaches. His services include one on one sessions, running workshops for organisations, online digital products, advice and courses.
How to fix a broken relationship – that’s the topic for today. But first, it’s important to understand that ALL relationships face challenges from time to time. It’s a fact of life. And it’s, therefore, completely unreasonable to expect that any relationship will be all rainbows and unicorns all the time. Just understanding that, is […]
Relationships can be tricky terrain, often testing the patience, perseverance, and will of the couple. Falling in love is a relatively simpler stage compared to sustaining a relationship over time and working through the trials and tribulations life might bring. Most long term, intimate relationships have ups and downs. The initial stage in relationships is […]
Quite a few of my coaching clients struggle with stress and how to cope with it in their daily lives and relationships. And in an attempt to manage their stress, many unfortunately resort to coping mechanisms and strategies that are often very ineffective or even conducive to more stress. But, fortunately, there are simple, safe, […]
We all have a basic human need for significance. To have a sense of value, importance, and self-worth. But some of us struggle to see or recognise our own worth. And so it becomes very difficult to be in a relationship with someone like that who has very low self-esteem. And any hope of creating a healthy and […]
Our love relationships are a gift and they must be cared for as such. Because without constant care and attention, they won't remain healthy or grow. And one of the only ways you'll be able to do that long-term is to think of your partner more than you think of yourself.
Rebuilding a relationship isn't always easy. In fact, more often than not, it's actually quite hard. It always amazes me how many couples think that turning things around in their marriage will only require an apology or some flowers before it's back to business as usual. But that's not how things work. Repairing a relationship takes more than that.
If you truly want to rebuild your relationship, you need to work hard to maintain a healthy perspective in all of the hurt and uncertainty. And the best way to do that is to start with a simple daily habit: practising gratitude.
When was the last time you listened to your partner? I mean, really listened? If you’re serious about rebuilding your relationship with your partner, one of the skills you need to get much better at, is learning how to be a better listener. But, what does that mean exactly? Let me explain. Being a better […]