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Kathrine Bejanyan

PhD, Relationship Expert, Relationship Consultant

Relationship! Relationships! Relationships! I’m all about them - how they work, how two people come together, how to make it a success and get your own happily ever after.

I hold a PhD in social psychology concentrating on romantic relationships. I also have a Master's in counselling psychology and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with a license as a Marriage Family Therapist from the United States. Along with my primary focus on romantic relationships, I also have a strong interest in gender identity and cultural issues, especially in terms of how these issues impact the quality or choices we make for romantic partners. I have many years of experience working within a counselling setting as a therapist with individuals/couples of all ages and backgrounds.

Currently, I work at an exclusive dating agency (http://theexecutiveclubofstjames.com) where we endeavour to match people based on common values and principles. As the resident relationship expert on site, I try to help our clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their partner(s) and learn how to form true intimacy within their romantic relationships. Outside of the agency I also work with individuals and couples on relationship issues and am available for consulting in larger organizations.

If you like to chat or get feedback on your own persona life, you can find me at http://kathrinebejanyan.com

Why A Relationship Is The Next Step For Your Career

Instead of spending quite so much time on their careers, though, is an equally good investment spending time on building a relationship? And far from the age-old reluctance to hire a married woman out of fear of the maternity leave, why should you be looking for a relationship if you want to build your career?
29/12/2016 11:54 GMT

Stop Being A Baby And Use Your Words - You're 34!

Why is it so hard for couples to talk to each other if something is bothering them? Small problems that could easily be discussed and resolved in one conversation are left alone in hopes that they will resolve themselves. But the longer they are left, the bigger they get.
16/09/2016 14:18 BST

Is Falling In Love A Good Enough Reason to Marry?

With so many seeming contradictions between love and marriage, do they even have anything to do with one another? And more importantly, is marrying for love foolish, ultimately setting you up for failure?
26/08/2016 15:04 BST

Can Compromise Ever Be A Bad Thing In A Relationship?

This kind of reasoning - I give something up for you, then you give something up for me because we love each other, want to reduce conflict and make things work in our relationship - feels to me to have something fundamentally wrong with its view of loving relationships.
19/08/2016 11:57 BST

Dating Isn't Just a Numbers Game

Dating isn't just a numbers game; you can't simply date as many people as possible, hoping one sticks. Unfortunately, this is how most people approach dating. The common misconception is that mister or misses right is hidden in the masses and all that one has to do is date enough people, sifting through the crowd and finally find that perfect one.
24/06/2016 14:56 BST

How to Win in Your Relationship

The key to changing this dynamic is a shift in perspective. Couples have to move from seeing their relationship from a competition mind-set - someone wins, while someone loses - to one of collaboration, we work together to ensure we both win.
03/06/2016 15:10 BST

Learn to Love Yourself...But How?

To love yourself, you need to begin with knowing and accepting yourself. In practical terms it means learning about who you are, getting to know yourself, exploring your values, learning about your boundaries, and feeling good on your own.
26/05/2016 09:15 BST

Are You the Kind of Person You Would Date?

Often we expect too much from a partner when we ourselves haven't yet mastered these values. Frequently people think, when I find the "right" partner then I will be this way or that. How many people say they want trust in their relationship, yet the second, their partner does something that seems suspicious, they go through their partner's phone, look for evidence of cheating, or scream accusations at their partner?
20/05/2016 16:03 BST

The Rules Have Changed: Gender Roles in Modern Society

At the heart of most relationship problems nowadays is unclear expectations and contradictory roles or goals between partners. Modern couples are plagued with a whole set of new problems - where to live if each partner's job is in a different location?
16/05/2016 11:45 BST

Has Independence Ruined Women's Happiness in Relationships?

Are women increasingly more independent and less happy? That certainly can be the case, however, this has less to do with women and more to do with independence. Any one person who has the burden of responsibility of doing <em>everything</em> on his or her own is going to feel overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy.
06/05/2016 17:04 BST