Respectful Ways to End a Contentious Conversation

One thing we all have in common is that we don’t always agree with one another. Over time we have come to accept that there are times when we must respectfully disagree with someone and move forward. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly tricky often to agree to disagree in today's divided society. Television and social media reflect the strain political...[ read more ]

Life on the Spectrum: Getting Tested for Autism as an Adult

Today, awareness of autism is at an all-time high. As an adult, you may look back on your childhood and realise that you have possibly had an autism diagnosis overlooked. If you are a parent, you may have come to realisations about yourself observing behaviours in your child. However, you have come to notice the signs. You may suspect that...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationship

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you, and your significant other have hit a snag in the relationship. Maybe you're spending less time with each other, and you've grown apart. Alternatively, perhaps you do little else than argue these days. All relationships go through their ups and downs. No matter the good intentions of the individuals or how...[ read more ]

Should You Date If You Have Depression?

Dating is challenging for everyone. However, when you suffer from depression, dating can feel scary and overwhelming. Not only do you feel particularly raw and vulnerable to possible rejection, but should a connection be made, you have the added burden of figuring out how and when to tell the person about depression. Should people with depression date? If the person...[ read more ]

Four Essential Relationship Elements of a Lasting Love

When we are young, we are often taught how to share and play well with others. Somehow as adults, these early lessons do not always translate into building and maintaining loving relationships. However, it is never too late to learn new life skills, and creating healthy relationships is one of the most important skills you can cultivate. The following are...[ read more ]

Five Tips for Safely Navigating the ‘Non-Exclusive’ Dating World

Being out in the dating world can be an exciting experience. There are moments of fun and laughter, as well as awkwardness and disappointment. All the while, you anticipate finding chemistry and connection with someone. If you are dating and looking just for fun and possible friendship you are going to be meeting lots of people. Keep your dating adventures...[ read more ]

Tips for Dealing with Grief Around Summer Holidays

As we head into summer, many people are already getting their backyards and patios ready for big family BBQ’s and holiday get-togethers. Summer is a time for relaxing and having some fun with the people you love the most. However, the summer holiday get-togethers can be exceptionally hard to handle when you are grieving the recent death of a loved...[ read more ]

Does Your Partner Have Postpartum Depression? 5 Signs to Watch

The birth of a new baby can bring joy and wonder into our lives. But for many women, the first days and weeks after delivery are mentally and emotionally extremely challenging as a result of the massive hormonal changes the body is going through. Hormonal shifts, severe sleep deprivation and high cultural expectations new mothers can feel to instantly bond...[ read more ]

6 Ways that Alcohol Makes Depression Worse

A great many alcoholics are also suffering from major depression. Because alcohol can feed our brain's serotonin receptors, it can make someone feel good for a short amount of time. However, eventually, the person crashes and feels even worse than they did before. Also, this vicious cycle continues and is, unfortunately, very hard to break without asking for professional help....[ read more ]

I had an affair, I want to save my relationship, what do I do?

First off, please know that you are not alone. There are many reasons why people have affairs and even more reasons why people want to stay in their relationships. The first step is to stop cheating, and this might sound simple or difficult. Whatever it means for you, a strong, healthy, secure relationship is not possible when there is ongoing...[ read more ]

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