Many people interested in couples therapy hesitate because they're not sure what to expect. That can be scary, but I'm here to allay your fears.If your relationship needs professional help, you can count on the Gottman Relationship Checkup to kickstart your work together as a couple and help you get the most out of relationship therapy.What … [Read more...] about The Gottman Relationship Checkup for Couples: How Healthy is Your Relationship?
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As 2018 rapidly comes to an end, it's a good time to review the year that was.I'm always curious about what my readers find interesting, so I've collated the top 10 most popular blog posts that I wrote this year.This list is compiled based on the number of website visitors who clicked on these posts, in ascending order. So scroll down to … [Read more...] about My Top 10 Most Popular Relationship Posts of 2018
Couples are stressed out more than ever It’s not easy being in a relationship these days. With so many competing stresses including managing your work, personal life, family, and relationship, it’s no wonder so many couples are stressed out.And when you’re stressed out, it can negatively impact the connection between you and your partner over … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected as a Happy and Healthy Couple
by Counselling Associate Brandon SrotThrough the advent of high-speed internet, the past 10 to 15 years has seen a dramatic rise in the access of and exposure to hardcore pornography.And it’s not just online, but in the therapy room too, where porn seems to be getting a lot of extra airtime. Now almost synonymous with any exploration of … [Read more...] about 3 Myths and 3 Truths About Porn
Why do people cheat? There is no doubt that the highly publicised affair of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with his former staff member Vikki Campion, who is now pregnant with his baby, has put infidelity front and centre in a national conversation in Australia.The truth is, most of us don’t care or want to know about the sex lives of … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Infidelity
Can you discuss big differences in your relationship? Have you ever been in a relationship where you've had big differences that have been hard to deal with?It's an interesting dilemma where for some couples it means they can discuss and debate their differences. For other couples it can be a dealbreaker that means the relationship will … [Read more...] about Discussion or Deal Breaker? How to Deal with Big Differences in Your Relationship [AUDIO]
Has your long-term relationship lost its spark? Long-term relationships are a gift. It’s not easy for two people to come together and stay together. Humans don’t like change and being with the same person allows us to open up in ways that we can’t alone, or in a series of flings.But the other side of being in a trust-based, long-term … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Bring Excitement Back Into Your Long Term Relationship
There’s a new term floating around the modern dating scene, kind of a revamping of the phrase “stringing along.” The word is “breadcrumbing,” and it means sporadically sending someone flirtatious yet noncommittal text messages or random social media “likes” (i.e., "breadcrumbs") to keep the person’s dating expectations of a possible relationship … [Read more...] about Have You Heard of the New Dating Phenomenon Called ‘Breadcrumbing’?
Social media usage is a double-edged sword. While it may strengthen social connections between friends and deepen a romantic relationship through continued interaction despite physical distance, constant social media use makes depression worse and harms your overall wellbeing. On Twitter this often plays out as aggression because the accounts are … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Stop Stalking Your Ex on Facebook
Isn't it time you put some fun and romance back into Valentine's Day? At some point, for most couples, date night goes from fun and exciting to “Um, what do you want to do?”If you have busy jobs and families it’s even hard to make time for a date, and just planning it out may feel overwhelming. Valentine’s Day is upon us though, and it’s the … [Read more...] about 50 Romantic (and Fun) Valentine’s Day Date Ideas