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
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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
If you've been in a relationship, you probably know that relationships are hard. But did you know that what makes relationships hard has more to do with primitive reasons and your brain than how compatible you are? I'm a huge fan of the work of Stan Tatkin, not only because I've trained in his PACT approach to couples therapy, but because I use … [Read more...] about Relationships Are Hard, But Why? A TEDx Talk by Stan Tatkin
If you’re getting married, there’s a fair chance your marriage won’t last in the long run. That's because in Australia today, one out of every three marriages ends in divorce, with the median duration of marriage to a divorce being 12 years. In the US, the statistics are closer to one out of every two marriages ending in divorce. The divorce … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Why Women and Men Are Leaving Marriages
When I first started working as a relationship therapist 14 years ago, it was rare that I heard a couple say they met online. Fast forward to 2016 and I’m now surprised when a couple tells me they met in a bar, nightclub or anywhere else in real life. There’s no doubt our love lives have become digital. Online dating apps now rule the world … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Dating Apps of 2016
There’s so much relationship advice out there about how to improve your relationship, but what about the things that can harm your relationship or even contribute to a breakup? Extensive couples research has shown with high accuracy that some behaviours can spell the certain death of a relationship. So what are some of these surefire … [Read more...] about 7 Surefire Behaviours That Can Destroy Your Relationship
Are you worried about your partner watching porn? I was recently interviewed by writer Bonnie Vaughan for Good Health Magazine about what to do when you find your partner is into porn. This is a certainly a hot topic and one I've been interviewed about a number of times before by the media. One of the reasons it's become such an issue in more … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Partner Is Into Porn
Are you ready to forgive someone from your past? We forgive all the time. It’s easy enough to do when it involves trivial mistakes, genuine accidents, and even minor offenses and you receive a sincere apology. But when you’ve been deeply hurt, sometimes you question whether you’re capable at all of getting over the pain. Forgiveness even after a … [Read more...] about Can You Truly Forgive After Being Deeply Hurt?
Is marriage counselling really worth it? If you’re thinking of giving marriage counselling a try, you’re likely wondering whether it’s worth the bother. That’s understandable; you don’t want to waste time, money, and effort on something that is probably not going to help the situation. Does marriage counselling work? Like many things, it works … [Read more...] about Does Marriage Counselling Work?
The practice of mindfulness can profoundly improve your relationships. The dynamics of today’s world forces people to focus on themselves and make sure that their personal welfare is taken care of. It’s every man for himself, is what many always say. While there’s nothing wrong in putting yourself first, this doesn't really work as a long-term … [Read more...] about 5 Beautiful Benefits of Mindfulness in Your Relationships