Tag: relationships

The ‘back up’ boyfriend phenomenon

The ‘back up’ boyfriend phenomenon

I have worked as a counsellor for many years, and as a result I often observe patterns of behaviour. One such pattern I have noticed is the fact that many single women have a “back up boyfriend”. This back-up boyfriend is firmly in the friend…

How to support a partner who is suffering from ED (erectile dysfunction)

How to support a partner who is suffering from ED (erectile dysfunction)

Erectile dysfunction can take its toll on your relationship. Physically, mentally and emotionally, it’s easy to become quickly detached from your partner and feel isolated, neglected and unloved. You may begin to question whether it’s you that’s causing the problems in the bedroom, or whether…

Finding Love After Divorce: 5 Tips for Getting Back Out There

Finding Love After Divorce: 5 Tips for Getting Back Out There

BY Tariq Gardezi   Getting a divorce is a tough choice that some people have to make, but for some, getting back out there is almost equally as tough. If you feel like you may be ready to start looking for someone else, then you’ve…

How A Healthy Sex Life Can Equate To A Healthy Life

How A Healthy Sex Life Can Equate To A Healthy Life

Are you 18 or older? Cool, then we can talk all about sex and how awesome it is! So, we all know that sex FEELS good but can it actually DO our bodies good? Studies have indeed found that having sex can be of benefit to our…

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this…

The best way to attract a woman

The best way to attract a woman

The two main characteristics a man needs to attract a woman

Love brings people together, but intimacy binds

Love brings people together, but intimacy binds

Intimacy is what binds relationships together. There are a lot of things that attract people to each other. It could be sense of humor. People love to smile. It could be aesthetics. People say that’s petty, but it’s undeniable when it comes to attraction. You…

Top 10 Ideas for a First Date

Top 10 Ideas for a First Date

Dating is never easy. In today’s world, there are many different options to find dates as well. Besides meeting people the traditional way, you can also meet people online through platforms such as dating sites. There are lot of men and women different nationality – Indian women, European men etc   If you…

12 Core Boundaries To Live By

12 Core Boundaries To Live By

1. Never date someone who is married or has a partner. This also rules out people who have just separated, have been long term separated with no actual divorce on the horizon, and who are not over their ex. You are not a buffer/emotional airbag. You’re not…

Understanding Stoicism & How It Applies to Relationships

Understanding Stoicism & How It Applies to Relationships

The stoicism philosophy has been around for centuries. But what does it consist of, exactly? This ancient Greek philosophy aims to teach practitioners self-control through the elimination of destructive thoughts and emotions. The goal is to provide yourself with a neat mental toolbox that helps…

The pitfalls of online dating

The pitfalls of online dating

The pitfalls of online dating are many. In fact, many people that I speak to complain of ‘online dating fatigue’. They complain that they have met a wide variety of people yet haven’t found “the one” or “that spark” . It’s never been so easy…

How to deal with intimidation

How to deal with intimidation

We have all met someone during the course of our lives who has been intimidating. As it is so widespread, many clients ask me how to deal with intimidation. Intimidating people try to get their way through aggressive behaviour. It is a learned behaviour that…