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
Relationships in the News
I was honoured to be recently featured in a 2-page feature in the Sunshine Coast Daily where I was named a relationship influencer and was interviewed about how I became a relationship therapist by another therapist, Joanne Wilson.You can see image of the lift out from the magazine below or read the transcript underneath the … [Read more...] about Clinton Power Named “Relationship Influencer” by Sunshine Coast Daily
Watch these world-leading sex and relationship experts share their best tips I just LOVE this video that contains a couple of my favourite sex and relationship experts answering the biggest questions people have about sex and relationships.Marisa Peer, Esther Perel, and Dan Savage were all on a panel at the A-Fest by Mindvalley event in Ibiza, … [Read more...] about Experts Comment: Love, Lust & Commitment In The Digital Age [Video]
How many difficult people are in your life? Unless you live alone in a mountain cave or on your own private island, you probably have at least one difficult person in your life, someone who causes anxiety and conflict for others. But is there a reason we keep these hard cases in our lives? New university research says yes.Two researchers, … [Read more...] about Is There a Reason Why We Keep Difficult People in Our Lives?
Therapists are reporting the phenomena of the "Year 12 divorce" is on the rise I was thrilled to be recently invited to write for the Mamamia blog on the topic of “Year 12 divorce”. This is the growing trend of marriages ending when the couples’ children finish school. A lot of therapists report that inquiries for relationship counselling have … [Read more...] about The “Year 12 Divorce”: Don’t Let Your Marriage Be a Statistic
The more competitive, the more passionate in romantic relationships, study finds. Modern human societies seem drastically different than ancient, tribal ones—but despite our technologies and physical evolution, some things are exactly the same. One major constant: competition for partners leads to more passion in romantic relationships. This … [Read more...] about Does Competition Lead to More Passion in Romantic Relationships?
Curious if an open relationship can work for you? An open relationship is not for everyone, however, there are plenty of couples who are either curious, interested or just plain ready to open their relationship.Open relationships are not for the faint of heart. And they certainly aren't a solution for a failing relationship. Simply put, … [Read more...] about The What, Why, and How of Open Relationships
Do you have problems meeting new dating partners? The 5-second rule can help you I was recently searching on Amazon for some of the top-rating non-fiction books and stumbled across the book by Mel Robbins called, The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. I then discovered Mel's TEDx talk, viewed over 12 … [Read more...] about Desperate and Dateless? Try the 5-Second Rule
The winning Yes vote on same-sex marriage, and the subsequent passing of the legislation, means relief for so many couples, but possibly discomfort for others—the people who voted No. But people whom, for whatever reason, disapprove of gay marriage, are missing a larger point: the institution of marriage is making a comeback, and that’s good for … [Read more...] about Marriage Equality is the Law: New Same-Sex Marriages May Save the Institution
As you’re probably well aware, Australians voted to legalise same-sex marriage in the voluntary postal survey, by a large margin—61.6% for to 38.4% against. And almost 80% of eligible voters participated, so this result has more weight than most global elections.Among all age groups, participation exceeded 70%, including younger voters. The ABS … [Read more...] about Australians Say ‘Yes’ to Same-sex Marriage: What Happened and What’s Next