Why do gay men have problems sustaining long-term intimate relationships? It's a big question with no simple answer, but there are lots of reasons that contribute to the difficulties that gay men have in finding a long-term partner. Chicago therapist Brian Rzepczynski is known as The Gay Love Coach, and he recently interviewed me on the … [Read more...] about Gay Relationships: Why Are They So Difficult?
Technology and Relationships
I'm very excited to share my first guest post for the Love and Life Toolbox, which is owned by well-known U.S. marriage and family therapist Lisa Kift. I've always been impressed by Lisa's passion for sharing information to help people build better relationships and improve their emotional health. I recently partnered with Lisa, so I can offer … [Read more...] about Is it Time Your Relationship Had a Digital Cleanse?
There's no doubt that the instant availability of porn through the Internet is changing our attitudes towards sex and porn. If you wanted to obtain pornography in decades past, you had to risk being seen slipping into a seedy-looking sex store, often in a grungy part of the city. The potential for shame was often a barrier to consuming porn, … [Read more...] about How Porn is Changing Real Sex Lives
I don't know about you, but I just love TED talks. What can be better than hearing an engaging, informative, and sometimes profoundly moving talk in less than 20 minutes by some of the world's most prominent thought leaders? TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, was founded in 1984 as a one-off conference and has grown as … [Read more...] about The 10 Best TED Talks About Love
Your phone may be having a negative impact on your relationship. On a recent holiday to Canada, I visited the beautiful Whistler in British Columbia and decided to take the 'peak-to-peak' Gondola, which is the world's longest free-span Gondola. It was a spectacular ride with incredible scenery, but what I found shocking is there was a couple on … [Read more...] about Does Your Relationship Need a Digital Detox?
Do you remember what life was like before Facebook? It's hard to remember right? Because Facebook has infiltrated almost every aspect of our online behaviour and our real-time relationships. As a relationship therapist, I've certainly noticed how Facebook makes its way into the lives of my clients. There's not a week that goes by where a client … [Read more...] about Relationships on Facebook: How the Social Media Giant is Changing the Way We Relate
If you live in Australia, it's impossible not to have noticed the series of bushfire crises that have been unfolding throughout our various states in the last couple of weeks. With record summer temperatures, the environment has been ripe for bush fires that have caused huge personal losses throughout Tasmania and NSW, as well as other … [Read more...] about What the Australian Bush Fire Crisis can Teach us About Relationships
A long distance relationship can be a challenge for even the strongest love relationship. Many clients ask me what can be done to make them work? There may be no simple answer, but there are things that can help or hinder love that is hampered by the tyranny of distance. With the influence of technology on relationships through … [Read more...] about Long Distance Relationships: Can They Work?
I'm always fascinated by how social media, and in particular Facebook is impacting and influencing relationships. A recent article in the New York Times highlighted some of the dilemmas that couples are facing today as social media becomes deeply embedded in our modern ways of relating. In my relationship counselling practice, not a week goes by … [Read more...] about Warning: 9 Ways Facebook Couples can Avoid Social Suicide
Technology in our lives is exponentially growing in the amount of time we use it and what parts of our lives are helped by it. Technology has made our lives easier, helped us be more effective in our work and allowed us to connect with friends, family and colleagues across the world. However, often with rapid change, there is a cost. And far too … [Read more...] about The Disturbing Effects of Technology on Your Relationships