Psychologist Jennifer Garth answers your questions
PSYCHOLOGIST JENNIFER GARTH ON RENOVATING AND RELATIONSHIPS, CHANGING YOUR CAREER AND HOW TO SAVE A FRIENDSHIP THAT’S COOLED
I’m in the middle of a home renovation. My partner and I seem to be fighting about everything. How do we finish the renovation with our
ARenovating a house can be highly stressful. Ballooning budgets, things that go crash in the night, tradesmen traipsing through your place and limited access to those amenities you love,
like running water and working appliances – these issues can get to any couple. Keep your relationship healthy by making decisions together. If you and your partner disagree, use the renovation as an opportunity to learn how to compromise. Renovation fatigue is real so make sure you take time out. Create an escape hatch – a corner of your house that’s completely renovation free. No dust, no tools and no mood boards. It’s a place where you and your partner can
get away from it all, order some takeaway and relax.