Check out our blog! You will see posts from us, guest posts from experts and also contributions we make elsewhere. Use the filters on the page below to navigate to the type of posts you wish to see. Madeleine contributes to Psychologies Magazine blogging platform ‘Life Labs’ as a dating and relationship expert. We have our own posts ‘PassionSmiths’ which any of our PassionSmith coaches and counsellors write when they have something they would like to share. And finally we have ‘Guest Posts’ which discuss anything dating and relationship related. This can be people who have an ‘auxiliary’ expertise, for example styling or photography, but who can add their professional opinion to anything related to our work. You can also simply choose to surf around and see what you like.

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The unsexy truth about relationships

Love is complicated, relationships are messy and we spend an awful lot of time trying figure out the best way to have them. Mostly because anguish, loneliness and drama seem to hijack our experiences of love without apparent good reason. Psychologists in particular are working hard to help us understand the dynamics of relationships; where…

The secret to finding lasting love

Finding lasting love is a biological ‘thing’ – it’s natural for humans to want to feel part of a social unit. In psychology we call it the need for attachment. It describes an invisible pull most of us have. It is a desire to be connected to someone we consider special. When we find that…

Want a relationship? Stop being an idiot

This is a blog coming from a mix of frustration and amusement. Like a cosmic joke. I meet so many good, decent, capable and able people who consistently sabotage their romantic lives, and WHY? It makes no sense to me. All humans are capable of being idiots, narcissistic, clumsy, liars and down-right stupid, but that…

Transactional dating is ruining your love life

I have recently been talking to people who have been single for sometime and who are at the end of their tether, in terms of meeting someone to settle down with. A question popped into my mind – What if your idea of love and relationships is completely wrong? The drive for finding love is…

5 ways to know your date is genuine

Over the past years, I have seen clients who appear not to know what good dating looks like. I have been struck by many who never saw a good, healthy, happy relationship growing up. Many from broken homes with varying degrees of emotional or physical abuse and neglect. I had a client one day, who…

The Sound of Silence

Since modern counselling and psychotherapy evolved out of the primordial soup of shamanism and priesthood, therapists have come to understand the power and intimacy of silence. I think in all relationships, silence is underrated and has an unjustly bad reputation. Where silence between two people can be intimate and companionable, instead it often inspires fear…

Why 50 Shades of Grey is bad for you

A couple of years ago a client was gushing over a new book. It was the first time I heard about 50 Shades of Grey. When my client told me about what it was about I thought “Oh Dear, this is not good” (and certainly not for my client). It’s not so much the sexual…