The title of this post is a little 'tongue in cheek', but when I heard recently that Madonna said "there's no such thing as perfect love", I thought it was a good opportunity to address some of the myths that pervade our society about love and relationships. Madonna is probably someone who has considerable experience in the area of love … [Read more...] about Breaking News: Madonna Says “There’s No Such Thing as Perfect Love”
I was asked by a journalist at MSN.com this week to comment on the new trend of divorce parties for those couples that are getting divorced. You can read my responses in the MSN.com article published online: New Trend: Divorce Parties. This reminded me of an acquaintance from over 15 years ago who threw a divorce party when … [Read more...] about New Trend: Divorce Parties
I was asked by MSN.com this week to comment on some new research reported by CNN that says many couples are too tired for sex. You can read the article by clicking here. The article obviously hit a nerve and was very popular, ending up on the home page of MSN. Couples that are too tired for sex is a growing problem for many in long term … [Read more...] about Sex Advice: Couples Too Tired for Sex [Study]
Learn how your brain is wired for love in this compelling book from Stan Tatkin PsyD. In his book Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain Attachment Style Can Help You Diffuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, American author and psychotherapist Stan Tatkin speaks about how a partner's attachment style can affect the way a … [Read more...] about Wired for Love Relationships: Are You an Island, Wave, or Anchor?
I'm always fascinated by how social media, and in particular Facebook is impacting and influencing relationships. A recent article in the New York Times highlighted some of the dilemmas that couples are facing today as social media becomes deeply embedded in our modern ways of relating. In my relationship counselling practice, not a week goes by … [Read more...] about Warning: 9 Ways Facebook Couples can Avoid Social Suicide
If you feel that something is not quite right in your relationship, where you're constantly walking on egg shells, fearful of being chastised for not meeting your partner's expectations and on the receiving end of ongoing criticism and abuse, it's possible you may be in relationship with a narcissist. Narcissism is a term that refers to a … [Read more...] about 7 Signs You’re Sharing Your Bed with a Narcissist
There is a moment at the beginning of something new – like the first day of a new year – when we take in a breath of air, pause quietly within and wonder about the ways we may change or be changed. In a way, it’s a moment in which we hover between what we were and who we will be. This is especially more powerful when the newness in a … [Read more...] about Are Your New Year’s Relationship Resolutions SMART?
I recently volunteered for a charity day called Help-Portrait, which I found to be a surprisingly moving experience. This got me thinking about the power of giving and receiving love in our relationships- and the difficulties many people have with this. This post explores the joys and challenges of giving and receiving love in your intimate … [Read more...] about The Power of Giving and Receiving Love
As I am now offering Skype online relationship coaching and counseling for individuals, I've had a few inquiries from people who are curious to know how effective it is and how it works. To illustrate this point, I'm sharing with you a client's success story so that you can get an idea if online coaching is for you. Dana felt desperate … [Read more...] about Online Coaching Success Story: Dana’s Love Life Moves from Dull to Delicious
Note: Since writing this blog the ALP party in Australia decide to support a change to its platform to make same-sex marriages possible. This is a small step towards legislating same-sex marriages. Gay relationships have come a long way in Australia over the last couple of decades. Same-sex couples are receiving more legal recognition and the … [Read more...] about Same-Sex Marriage: Gay Relationships are on the Australian Agenda