Fear of Commitment | Ngħidu Kelma Seminar

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Fear of Commitment | Ngħidu Kelma Seminar

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ngħidu Kelma is back, and this time we will be having multiple speakers! What is Ngħidu Kelma? Ngħidu Kelma is a long-standing series of workshops and seminars aimed at professionals and students from a variety of fields that discuss various current issues from the variety of perspectives present. These workshops fulfil 3 CPD hours per session complemented with a certificate of attendance. Have a look below for more information regarding the topic, our speakers and how you can apply.


Dr Roberta Lepre will be presenting ‘The Cohabitation Act : Necessary protection or unwarranted interference?’

Until last year, partners within an intimate relationship who chose not to get married were not regulated at law. Therefore, unless they purchased property together or provided for each other in their wills, there was very little to regulate their relationship. All this changed in April 2017 with the introduction of the Cohabitation Act.

It provides for 3 types of cohabitation :
 De Facto Cohabitation
 Cohabitation by means of a contract
 Cohabitation by means of a unilateral declaration

During this presentation, I will give a brief overview of the 3 types of cohabitation, compare them to existing measures of protection available for couples who opt for marriage or civil union, and attempt to answer the question whether the cohabitation law provides necessary protection to persons regulated by it, or whether it is in fact a form of unwarranted interference.


This will be followed by a joint workshop from Mr Thomas Galea and Ms Zvetlana Cassar who will be addressing Attachment.

Attachment patterns and styles play an important role when choosing our partner and how we interact in our intimate relationships. Moreover the context in which relationships unfold also mold our expectations towards how we want our relationship to be. In an era where the individual needs are pronounced and a state of perpetual happiness seem to be an ultimate goal in the person’s life; what is the role of a romantic relationship? How does the perception towards romantic relationships changed over time? Nowadays people are scared of commitment or scared that a relationship is too complex to handle?

This workshop will give an overview of different attachment patterns ( not only through the original concepts of Attachment theory but also through the concepts of Emotional Focused Therapy) as a base line through which then other concepts will be highlighted such as the struggle of balancing individual needs and relationship needs and understanding the role of couple relationships in today’s modern world, moving away from fulfilling specific behavioural needs and gender role expectations , towards a context where the expectations upon a partner and upon relationship are various; emotional container, confidant, sexual partner, a secure base and at the same time a playful and spontaneous partner. Has being single has become a preferred state of being?


How to apply:

Cheque or Cash: print and send the application form together with the payment to – ‘Willingness Clinic, Triq Mikiel Ang Sapiano, Haz- Zebbug’. Cheques address to Mr Matthew Bartolo.

Bank Transfer – apply here.

Contact nghidukelma@willingness.com.mt or +356 79459673 for more information and to book.




May 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Willingness Malta
00356 7929 1817


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+356 7929 1817