I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by relationship therapist Melissa Ferrari and David Prior from the new 2UE Radio show called Talking Relationships. In this conversation we discussed: questions to ask your partner before getting married what the brain has to do with falling in love (and why this can cause relationship … [Read more...] about What to Ask Your Partner Before Getting Married: Listen to Clinton Power on 2UE Radio
When I first started providing couples therapy soon after graduation from my counselling studies, I really had little experience of how to help couples that were coming to see me. It was truly a baptism by fire because as I started to sit with couple after couple in the first year of my new career, I had to come up with something to help each … [Read more...] about 10 Things I’ve Learned About Love as a Couples Therapist
I wrote an article for the hugely popular blog MindBodyGreen about the things that happy couples do every day that makes their love and relationship grow stronger. Within 24 hours the post had gone viral and was shared over 7000 times and has now surpassed over 25,000 shares! I have had some wonderful feedback on Twitter and Facebook that … [Read more...] about Happy Couples Do These 10 Things Every Day
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
Advances in technology in the last decade, and particularly SMS, have made communication via technology faster and easier than ever. It's also brought pitfalls to the way we communicate in our relationships. In this article I reveal the 5 worst relationship pitfalls you can make when communicating via text. SMS, which is short for … [Read more...] about 5 Relationship Pitfalls When Communicating Via Text
Do you believe any of these relationship myths? There are so many myths about relationships. Here are the top 10 I've come across in my work as a relationship therapist. Myth # 1: Relationships are easy Relationships are not easy! I am always amazed how people spend so much time, money and energy studying, training and applying themselves in … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Relationship Myths of All Time
In my last post I wrote about developing a relationship vision, either with your partner, or if you are single, developing a vision of the type of relationship you would like to create in the future. The benefits of this are that you can become clearer about what your personal goals are, and together you can form relationship goals that you create, … [Read more...] about Are Your Relationship Needs Aligned With Your Relationship Vision?