Shelley J Whitehead

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Strategies and inspiration for healing, dating and loving for the long term

Shelley J Whitehead - Relationship Coach
How a miscarriage affects a relationship

How a miscarriage affects a relationship

Harriet and Steve sat in my consultation room one sunny morning in July. I listened to Harriet, as her tears fell, recalling the previous four months since the loss of their baby. Steve sat silently, holding her hand....

Safe online dating

Safe online dating

I had a session a new client this morning dealing with her feeling of rejection because the man she met online, and has been dating for six weeks disappeared. Disappeared without a trace.  Not contactable. Gone....

Leap Year Proposal — should you do it?

Leap Year Proposal — should you do it?

February the 29th - the date that legend has it when a woman has the privilege of proposing to a man. This tradition and practice dates back about four centuries.   It continues in our day and once again – Leap Year is...

I thought it was forever and now he’s gone

I thought it was forever and now he’s gone

"He said he loved me and now he's gone - after four magical weeks - it felt like I had finally met my partner for life. What happened? I just can't understand it" The question above from a heartbroken new client who...

You have everything

You have everything

A lazy Sunday morning – my house is very quiet.  My son is away for the weekend, no mess, no noise – oh yes, I love the fact that my student son lives at home – and I also love the solitude and the reflective time I...

Planting Trees and Creating Dreams

Planting Trees and Creating Dreams

I am back in Cornwall writing my book, so grateful for some sunshine today. Somehow the words flow so easily with patches of blue sky above. I would like to share with you a Chinese wisdom, because at the end of the...

Are you involved in a secret relationship?

Are you involved in a secret relationship?

Are you involved in a Secret Relationship that is meeting one or more of your Six Human Needs? Does it give you Certainty?  Does it give you Variety?  Do you feel Significant?  Does it meet your need for Love and...

Are you in an Imaginary Relationship?

Are you in an Imaginary Relationship?

Five months ago, my lovely client who for the sake of this blog I shall call Julie, got involved with a man she met on the internet. Within a week she was experiencing the most passionate, consuming, fun relationship...

When it all goes wrong on the first date

When it all goes wrong on the first date

It is really frustrating when two lovely people get together and it all goes wrong. I can’t be with you while it all unfolds, coaching you on what to say and what not to say or do. When a first date goes wrong, it is...

Where you are most likely to find a single man

Where you are most likely to find a single man

When it comes to Dating, and finding Mr Right, I often hear the laments “I don’t know where all the good Single men are hiding!” Well, one thing is certain – it’s unlikely that they are going to be knocking on your...

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