Get your relationship off to a strong start in the new year! As we all turn towards the start of a new year and think about resolutions, why not have resolutions for your relationship?Here are 10 relationship resolutions for the new year, inspired by relationship therapist Stan Tatkin’s relationship essentials.Write these down or print … [Read more...] about 10 Rip-Roaring Relationship Resolutions for 2015
In this audiobook, couple therapist Stan Tatkin answers the question: Why be coupled anyway? Stan Tatkin is an experienced and passionate couple therapist who believes there are good reasons to be coupled, which he talks about extensively in the engaging and fascinating audiobook called Your Brain on Love.His model of … [Read more...] about Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships – Review
I have written another article for MindBodyGreen on the topic of Facebook and relationships, which has been shared more than 13,000 times!These days, not a single week goes by in my therapy office without hearing at least one of my clients reflect on how they've been emotionally affected by something on Facebook. As powerful a tool Facebook can … [Read more...] about 5 Relationship Rules for Facebook
Yoga can transform your body, mind, spirit, and relationships. I first started practicing Iyenga Yoga 20 years ago when I had an overuse injury from performing as a musician. I needed to find a way to help repair and strengthen my shoulder and I had heard great things about the benefits of yoga. This was long before I was a relationship … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Ways Yoga Benefits Your Relationships
I was recently interviewed on Melbourne radio station 3AW693 about how Victorian politician Geoff Shaw could make a genuine apology to parliament.This was an interesting interview because not being a Victorian citizen, I wasn't aware of this political hot topic that was the talk of Melbourne.When I got the request for a live interview on … [Read more...] about How to Make a Sincere Apology
Money issues are one of the most common issues all couples deal with. It has long been understood that financial stress is one of the most common reasons given for divorce and relationship trouble - and Australian couples are no different in this regard.Combine the after effects of the global financial crisis and the fact that many women still … [Read more...] about Money Issues: What to do When Your Partner Earns More Than You
Codependency is unhealthy and destructive for relationships. The word “codependency” sounds a lot nicer than it is. Rather than a situation where two people are mutually “dependent” on one another, codependency is a term originally used to describe the network of relationships that form around an individual battling a pathological condition, such … [Read more...] about Codependency: Are You in an Unhealthy Relationship?
Study shows child free couples report stronger relationships than those with children. The decision to not have children is one that usually elicits pretty strong opinions from people. Culturally, most of us see having kids as an important part of adulthood, yet increasing numbers of people are becoming more vocal about wanting their lives … [Read more...] about Childless Couples: Are They Happier for Not Having Kids?
Could your relationship benefit from a couples retreat? When you hear “couples retreat”, you might think of the 2009 film with Vince Vaughn. A couple, juggling their busy lives while raising two children, decide to take on a vacation getaway package combined with couples counselling, to realise what a great thing they have going.The cynic in … [Read more...] about Couples Retreat: The Value of Focusing on Your Relationship
Dating is more complex today than ever before. You have a semi-new partner and everything was going so well until they stopped answering your calls. They say one thing and mean another.There are looming shadows of ex-significant others, who are creeping back into your partner’s life. Or were they ever not present?You find yourself more … [Read more...] about Dating Games: How to Know You’re Being Played