Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

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The truth about couple counselling

The truth about couple counselling

The truth about couples counselling involves many little known facts about love and interpersonal relationships. Couples often come to couples counselling too late and have unrealistic expectations about what couples counselling can do for them. Couples counselling CANNOT make a person love another person once […]

Are you dating a commitment phobe?

Are you dating a commitment phobe?

Signs of a commitment phobe You could be dating a commitment phobe and here are the obvious signs to look for. More often than not, there are always signs but when we want a relationship, we tend to overlook and dismiss the signs as they […]

Two types in relationships

Two types in relationships

I love this comedic skit by Jon Richardson. He talks about two types in relationships: ‘putters’ and ‘leavers’ (starts at around 5.46 minutes into the video). This defines my relationship with my partner quite well. He is a putter and I am a leaver…yes, I […]

The sex god or the safe one?

The sex god or the safe one?

For some reason, I have had many female clients (and I include myself in this) who have had a hard time deciding who to start a relationship with. Should they choose the safe reliable guy or go for the bad boy who is great in […]

How to improve communication in your relationship

How to improve communication in your relationship

I regularly see couples to help them improve their communication. After being together for a while, communication can deteriorate, resentment can build up and intimacy and connection diminishes. Common problems with communicaton involve couples making assumptions about what their partner is thinking, usually in a […]

Can men and women be friends?

Can men and women be friends?

Can men and women be friends? Can men and women ever be just friends? The movie, When Harry Met Sally, is one of my favourite films and it set out to answer that question. However, there still seems to be an ongoing debate around this topic. According […]

Relationships and commitment

Relationships and commitment

  Relationships and commitment There’s a myriad of reasons why relationships fail. Tears were shed on the proverbial couch today by Simone. She wants commitment, she wants marriage and her boyfriend doesn’t seem to want the same things. Time and time again I have witnessed […]

The best relationships

The best relationships

  The best relationships What sets apart average relationships from the best relationships? Staying in a sub standard relationship is common although this will inevitably lead to unmet needs and resentment over time. Communication Talk and talk and then talk some more. Always express yourself […]