Feeling Angry and Frustrated With Your Partner These Tips May Help

Many couples who come for therapy usually cite frustration with their partner as one of the significant issues they face. This frustration often is from unmet and unexplained expectations. Expectations play a huge role in relationship health. Couples who are frustrated find themselves saying things like 'You weren't very supportive of me when I quit my job' or 'Again, you...[ read more ]

Micro-Cheating and It’s Risk To Relationships

If there are any natural boundaries at all to prevent infidelity, they are so diffuse and easily crossed that their existence is barely recognisable. Micro-cheating is relationship terminology pointing to small behaviours that both approach and potentiate possible betrayal. In my clinical practice, I see more couples than ever arguing about partners' decisions around interactions with extra-marital acquaintances which feel...[ read more ]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Anger

Anger is a normal emotion; one that everyone experiences from time to time, and one that is healthy when expressed appropriately. However, for some people, anger is an emotion they express far too frequently and is harmful and hurtful. Their anger gets out of control and begins to affect their life negatively and seriously. If you have a loved one...[ read more ]

How to Address Your Partner’s Sexist Behavior or Comments

One issue that many women face is being subjected to sexism within their relationship; sadly, we are often not taught how to see it, react to it, or correct it. For straight women, sexism is a problem they will likely face throughout their relationships. Being raised in a patriarchal society, women are often taught that they are inferior to men...[ read more ]

Staying Together After the Affair Part 2

The discovery of an affair is a devasting for everyone involved. Below are some thoughts to help you navigate this time. It is Essential That You End the Affair: It is just not possible to work on your relationship if there is a third party waiting in the wings for you. You cannot be emotionally present in the work if...[ read more ]

Staying Together After the Affair Part 1.

This can be the most painful time when you discover the person you trusted the most has betrayed you. Below are some thoughts to help you navigate this time. Constructive Expression of Your Feelings: All your feelings are valid, but abuse be it verbal, physcail or emtional toward your partner is not. If you have a goal to repairing your...[ read more ]

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desentisation and Reprocessing therapy or EMDR, is a set of standardised protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches, it has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Issues that EMDR is very useful in treating include: Panic attacks Anxiety disorders including OCD Body Dysmorphic Disorder Depression Grief and Mourning, Complicated grief Complex...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Relationship

"The spark' is a phrase that I hear a lot when it comes to romantic relationships. You might have felt ‘the spark' at the beginning of your relationship, and as a result, the early days were exhilarating for you and your partner. However, like every other flame, ‘the spark' needs to be kept alive by both partners. When you think...[ read more ]

“Who Takes the Lead?” Advice for Balancing the Power in Your Relationship

When it comes to relationships, it seems there is often a driving force behind the couple or one partner who appears always to have the upper hand. This partner is the one most often in control of the relationship.     Taking the Lead However, what does it mean to have control in a relationship? For one partner to have...[ read more ]

6 Great Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Love is a beautiful thing, and there’s nothing more amazing than feeling the bond you share with your partner get stronger. If you’re in a happy relationship, you can keep it that way by introducing a few new things into your relationship. Here are 6 evidence-based approaches that will help you enjoy a more fulfilling connection.Listen- Listening is a great way...[ read more ]

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