It’s not a secret that our lives move quickly. It’s easy to go through a whole day without stopping to pause and look around your environment once, or take a conscious breath. The speed of our lives affects our relationships—you might find that you go a whole night without one meaningful conversation with your partner. So how do you slow down and … [Read more...] about Slow down, reach out, re-connect: a few simple ways to strengthen your relationship
Have you noticed the modern phenomena in some long term relationships when one or both partners start to 'let themselves go' by putting on weight or not caring about their health or fitness?With 60% of Australians now overweight or obese, it's no surprise it's become so common.I was recently interviewed by Talking Lifestyle Daily Drive … [Read more...] about What to Do When You “Let Yourself Go” in Your Relationship [AUDIO]
Pornography used to be relegated to suspicious movie theatres, back rooms at video stores, and expensive cable channels in hotels. The Internet has made porn accessible to anyone with a computer or a smart phone, and porn use by teenagers is steadily rising. Besides setting up unrealistic expectations about sex, heavy porn use may correlate with … [Read more...] about Pornography Use is on the Rise in Young Australians
How do you know if your friendship is toxic? Relationships are one of the gifts of being human—they support you, challenge you, and, in the best cases, show you something about life you would never have seen before.But unfortunately there are some friendships that drag you down. There are some friends that you're just never that close to, but … [Read more...] about 5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship
Have you ever fallen in love with a friend? Falling in love with a friend is one of the harder human experiences to have. It happens to a lot of people and there’s no way to tell at the beginning how it’s going to go.If you think you might be falling in love with your friend, first of all, don’t panic—the friendship is not doomed to failure if … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Falling in Love with a Friend
Are you stuck in a relationship that’s not working? Are fears of being alone, broke, and heartbroken all that are keeping you in the relationship? A bad relationship is not going to suddenly turn into a good one, and at some point, the best thing to do may be to end it. Here are some compelling reasons to end your relationship. 1. There is … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to End Your Miserable Relationship
In case you’ve not heard this word, ‘gaslighting’ is a manipulative, slightly sociopathic behaviour used to make someone doubt his or her own reality.It’s actually an effective technique—dictators, cult leaders, emotional abusers, certain politicians, and narcissists have all employed it. Gaslighting is kind of a slow poison, brainwashing by … [Read more...] about Gaslighting: Why It’s So Destructive to Relationships
More than ever, relationships are being treated as disposable. Cutting off a relationship, especially a romantic one, is not easy for most people. There are all sorts of ways to put it off or cloud the waters, but these methods make things worse for the dumpee, and, in the long run, the dumper.The less you invest in a relationship, emotionally … [Read more...] about 3 Painful Ways to End a Relationship You’ll Want to Avoid
Are you guilty of listening to this bad dating advice? There is so much bad dating advice—from dating sites, books, magazines, well-meaning friends—it’s hard to know what works anymore. Here’s some of the worst dating advice that I’ve found, and some of what works too. "Use a good pick-up line." Firstly, DON’T use cheesy pick up lines. Never … [Read more...] about The Worst Dating Advice EVER!
In the world of emotional affairs, Facebook is a major facilitator. Facebook can easily set up real word affairs too. If you’re worried your partner is cheating on you through Facebook, there are some tell tale signs. Before you read through them below, consider this finding from a 2014 study of online behaviour: a growing number of divorces cite … [Read more...] about Is Your Partner Cheating On You With Facebook?