A Second Chance “Dion: I remember many times especially in my later high school years planning how I was gonna run away, yelling into my pillow that I hated Dad. Family relationships don’t always work out the way we’d like them to but it doesn’t necessarily mean giving up. Listen as Richard talks with Gavin […]
It’s hard to imagine what it would feel like when the person you’ve loved for over 50 years doesn’t know who you are. Join us this week to hear John’s inspiring story of loyalty and love, in the face of Dementia.
“I've become his carer and his protector. That role of changing from being a wife to that element of carer, that's massive. Sometimes I'm just terrified.”
Listen as Therese shares her experiences and struggles about adjusting roles from wife to carer. What are the challenges and how did she cope?
Have you ever heard someone say, “I remember when…?” Do you say it yourself? I remember standing by my grandpa while he drove the tractor on the farm. Whenever he’d tell me stories from the past he’d start with “I remember when.” Years later his memories started to fade and I felt the relationship fading away too. Listen to Richard as he talks about memories, and how to cope when they start to fade.
What does love look like to you? Listen to Richard this week as he chats with Chris and Julie about how simple misunderstandings, can make a strong relationship shaky, and what we can do to turn it around.
We’ve just celebrated Australia Day and there’s been lots of focus on celebrating community. Its a great
time to reflect on who we are, where we’ve come from, and what it means to live as a community
of people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. What are your Australia Day
When someone hurts you, how do you react? Do you want revenge? Revenge might feel better for a time but in the end the hurts remain. Listen to Rob Schubert, who’ll talk about a better way to deal with those who hurt us.
How do you deal with conflict? No matter who you are, there will be conflict in your life at some stage. Listen to Richard this week as he talks with Bruce, a mediator in several countries around the world. There is hope to deal with conflict in a healthy way.
What do you do when someone has a different opinion than yours? Do you keep quiet, aggressively push back, or just avoid ‘those’ conversations? Why do we feel awkward when someone believes something different than us? I’m Celia Fielke from Messages of Hope and this week I’m chatting with my friend Ali Hoopman. Can we maintain relationships with people who have different values or core beliefs?
It’s easy to think of domestic violence as only moments of anger and physical abuse but when you look deeper it’s about one person controlling the other. Listen to Celia this week as she talks with Susan and Deb about their stories of domestic violence.