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Relationships

When it comes to relationships, many of us feel ‘stuck’: unable to find the sort of love we need, or to make our needs understood by our partners. In large part, our troubles stem from a myth that loving another human should be something we all naturally know how to do. Far from it; at The School of Life, we believe that love is a skill, not just an emotion – and one we all have to diligently study and regularly rehearse.

Tools for Relationships

From how best to approach a first date, to ways of sustaining intimacy over a lifetime, we offer a range of tools that can teach you how to love, communicate and flourish in relationships.

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100 Questions: Love Edition

A set of 100 question cards to spark meaningful conversations around love and relationships. We often suffer in relationships because we don’t know how to talk. We feel…
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Dating Cards

A set of 52 question cards to spark insightful and playful encounters Great dates are made up of great conversations: ones where we find out more about one…
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Couple’s Workbook

Homework to help love last Love is a skill, not just an emotion – and in order for us to get good at it, we have to practice,…
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Relationships

Few things promise us greater happiness than our relationships – yet few things more reliably deliver misery and frustration. Our error is to suppose that we are born…
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Love Series Set

The Love Series by The School of Life aims to be like an ideal friend around the dilemmas of the heart. Each title zeroes in on one of…
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Connect Game

A card game to foster connection and closeness We tend to chat all the time with our partners, but often not about what really counts – the sort…
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Introducing the new The School of Life App

Get all of The School of Life’s Relationship content, and much more, in your pocket by downloading now.

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Relationships in the app

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What is your attachment style?

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Why we pick difficult partners

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Is it worth breaking up over sex?

Therapy

Couple & Other Relationships Psychotherapy

Seeking therapy is not a sign that a relationship is failing; it’s reaching for the single greatest tool for keeping love alive. Our couples and other relationships therapy provides a space for two or more people to discuss their issues with an experienced, even-handed therapist, ensuring both can feel heard and foster greater intimacy and understanding.

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Therapy

Premarital Psychotherapy

It’s common to spend an awful lot of time (and money) on planning a wedding. Yet the main preparation we need ahead of marriage is not practical, but psychological. As such, The School of Life offers specialised consultations for couples preparing to marry, helping them understand the challenges they face and give themselves the best possible chance of lifelong happiness.

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Articles on Relationships

On Gaslighting

Relationships

On Gaslighting

We’re unlucky enough if we meet with people who want to do us wrong, show us contempt and take advantage…
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