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Relationship Issues? Talk it out in the Listening Room

Tags: listening room, relationship advice

TheCoupleConnection has re-launched its Listening Room service to give you a safe, anonymous, online space where you can offload your relationship issues to trained counsellors.


Whether you feel you and your partner are arguing too much, or you feel like the passion has fizzled out, the team of Listening Room helpers are on-hand to listen to you. They are all trained counsellors and are experts in helping with relationship issues.


“We know that relationship issues affect our health and wellbeing and the earlier people can get help the better” says Jan Mitcheson, Deputy Director of Innovation at OnePlusOne. “We also know that most people don’t want to go to counselling when they first start running into trouble. The Listening Room service lets people get support when they need it; it’s free and it helps.”

The Listening Room will be open seven nights a week from 9pm - 10pm.

To use the service, you’ll first need to sign-up to

Once you’ve signed-in during the opening hours, click on “Chat now” in the bottom right-hand side of the screen to activate the Listening Room. You’ll then be sent a welcome message from our helper. The Listening Room works like a messaging service, allowing you to type your conversation with the trained counsellor.

TheCoupleConnection also offers a relationship advice forum where you can also receive support from members of the community.

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  • User-anonymous Anonymous Flag

    It sounds like the male menopause, they don't even understand themselves except that they are afraid life is passing them by and want to relive their teenage years. My ex decided to take up every sport he could after 20 years of being a good father and husband. I hardly saw him and he ended up with different friends that I was not introduced to and hang out mostly with them. In the end we hardly had anything to say to each other as we hardly had anything in common. Then one day he told me he didn't love me anymore. didn't want commitmant anymore and wanted to travel the world in a sailing boat or dig terrines in Africa! Now we have been divorced 13 years we have both moved on after 1 year from our divorce he met someone and have been married 10 years doing the sports he likes. Maybe he just outgrew me. I on the other hand have never got over him. I tried to move on with 2 partners but because he is the father of my children he is always in the back of my mind.

    Wed 7, May 2014 at 8:55am
  • User-anonymous Godhasit Flag

    I've just went on and agreed to sell the house, you can't make no one stay with you, my husband is going through something and l do not know what it is, he is still being very loving, stay pay all the bills, come home every night, we had a great valentine's day l love my gift, l told hime i couldn't understand why he wanted to separate, he said that he's been married all his life and never been by his self and marraige had too many rules, i told him l did not make the rules so go to God for that one, he told me it was nothing l did and i was a good wife, he said he didn't know what was wrong, l told him you are going through mid-life crisis he said what's that, then l explained, l have a good husband and Lord knows i will miss him, l just hope he comes to his senses because i hope he don't think i'm gonna sit and wait on him. I love him but l love myseld also.

    Tue 18, Feb 2014 at 8:07pm
  • User-anonymous Anonymous Flag

    33years is a long time but girl it doesn't sound like he's making YOU happy. Leave him be, don't keep questioning him as this will push him away more so. Do your make-up and hair and get yourself out with your friends (on a night when he's home alone). Be vague about what you're doing, but make sure he sees you getting ready to go out. Smile more (even if you don't feel like it), hum and sing along to the radio (even if you don't feel like it). He'll start wondering what's going on and start taking more notice of you again. Encourage the house viewers, make the house look nice and clean/tidy. And if none of the above works honey, then make sure you get every penny! His behavior is unacceptable if he's not prepared to give you the courtesy of a reason!

    Tue 18, Feb 2014 at 2:39pm
  • User-anonymous Anonymous Flag

    married 33 years husband says, he do not want to be married anymore, wants to put the house up for sale, says its nothing l did, says he been married all his life, he need some space, he has made this statement for 3 years, and the house up for sale 2 times and told the realtor that's ok, but this time house goes up for sale, seems real this time, clients are coming everyday to view the house, never had gotten this far before, l ask what is it we don't fuss or fight he still comes home, pays the bills, cook clean, but he drinks now like never before, smoke cigars now, and hangs with his friends like never before, we use to be hanging partners, I just don't understand, he's very good people, always was there for his family, we had a love that people would always call us the idea couple, he always with his friends and if he do decide to stay in for a day, there goes the phone and knock on the door, guess who, yeah his friends, they take turns going over each other houses, they BQ DRINK listen to music and the other wives do tell me when they are ay=t their houses, when it was my husband turn to have boys night at our home, they stayed till 3 in the morning, and the very next day, they back at it again, I never get to be with him. I told him l didn't understand why he's giving up on us but God will reveal it soon.


    Sun 9, Feb 2014 at 3:49am