When it comes to Facebook and relationships, it tends to be true that it's often complicated. Interesting research into the social media network is showing that Facebook is having an impact on our romantic relationships. Facebook can often be the cause of relationship conflict as well as jealousy. Check out the infographic below to see … [Read more...] about Facebook and Your Relationship: It’s Complicated [Infographic]
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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
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 the Gondola that both had their heads buried in their smartphones … [Read more...] about Does Your Relationship Need a Digital Detox?
I was asked by MSN.com this week to comment on some new research reported by CNN that says many couples are too tired for sex. You can read the article by clicking here. The article obviously hit a nerve and was very popular, ending up on the home page of MSN. Couples that are too tired for sex is a growing problem for many in long term … [Read more...] about Sex Advice: Couples Too Tired for Sex [Study]
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
More and more we are hearing in the media about relationship problems that involve Facebook. In particular, it seems it is the end of a relationship where interactions can deteriorate on Facebook. In my clinical practice I am hearing about behaviours such as jealousy, spying, cyber-stalking, public shaming, open hostility and conflict being … [Read more...] about How to Navigate the End of a Relationship on Facebook