Author: TJ Gibbs

Articles that TJ writes for The Love Coach cover all steps in the cycle of love and include tips and advice for many dating or relationship issues. Her experience as a Love Therapist, Love Coach and Life Coach bring a real-life approach to everyday situations Remember life is for loving – that includes yourself! TJ x

19 Simple Secrets to a Happy Relationship

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Happy relationship – it’s the holy grail, right? It’s no secret that relationships are hard work! It takes time, commitment and a lot of patience to build a happy and healthy partnership. When it comes to relationships, we spend a lot of time focusing on the big things — but often it is the small gestures and habits that make all the...

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Try these 8 Tips to Enhance your Long-Distance Relationship!

Long-distance relationships are hard! There is no simple path to maintaining a long-distance relationship, either. They need care and attention like any other relationship, but there’s that extra layer of special care that needs adding when distance is involved. With that in mind, try these 8 techniques to keep things going well: 1....

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So Christmas (I am going to shorten this to Xmas although some hate that!) has rolled round again in a blink of an eye.  If, like me, you have been watching “I am a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” this year were you one of those surprised by the Dingo Dollar answer that the % for those voting Xmas as the best time of the year was...

Alone at Christmas, Divorced at Christmas, Sad at Xmas, Single at Xmas

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Retreats for one: how a solo-break could change your perspective

Taking a break alone is a daunting concept for many of the people I speak with. The idea of solitude in a foreign environment often stop them from experiencing what can be a very therapeutic and rewarding step in the journey to self-love and mindfulness. It’s normal to crave some distance; a change of scenery and a break from home life, work...

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Am I Being Manipulated? 7 ways to spot gaslighting.

Is there someone in your life who is trying to negatively influence your emotions or perception without you realising?In the 1940’s Ingrid Bergman classic, Gaslight, a young woman unknowingly falls victim to the insidious mind games perpetrated by her own husband in an attempt to steal her inheritance by having her sectioned. Whilst this represents...

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Self Love This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day, my message is one so often overlooked by those who need it most.  It is simple to pay lip service to but difficult to achieve.  Unbelievably personal yet will only manifest or grow when explored more openly and in depth.  My message relates to the recapturing of Self-Love. You may have heard me discuss self-love...

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The Single Valentine

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Although Valentine’s day is traditionally a day for lovers to celebrate each other there is a growing trend of singleton’s investing in self-love on Valentine day’s.  Last year two-thirds of women planned to celebrate Valentine’s even if they didn’t have a partner in their lives. Men have often been so busy thinking about pleasing someone else...

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The Reality of Online Dating in the UK

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A recent survey on online dating statistics revealed that an estimated 20% of UK relationships begin online. It’s a testament to just how far the world of online dating has come in just a few short years. Back in the early 2000’s when websites like OkCupid and eHarmony first launched, the idea of meeting a partner through the Internet seemed like...

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Friends – Letting Go

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Relationships are made up of many elements including trust, attraction, understanding, compassion, quality time, shared memories, feeling special, having someone who has your back, someone to laugh with, someone to share your deepest fears with.

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