4 Ways a Healthy Sex Life Supports Good Mental Health

Every person has essential human needs. When we don't get those needs met, our mental and sometimes physical health can suffer as a result, when we think of fundamental human needs, food, shelter, and water come to mind. However, healthy sex life is also a critical component to create a full and happy life for many people. While it's not...[ read more ]

What’s the Difference Between Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome?

Many people confuse a tic disorder with Tourette syndrome. While both have a connection to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and while treating OCD can have a profound effect on symptoms of tic and Tourette’s, each disorder has its own unique set of symptoms and treatment modalities. Diagnosing Tics Tics are sudden, repetitive twitches, movements or sounds that happen relatively involuntarily....[ read more ]

Rupture and Repair in our Intimate Relationships

We enter into our relationships with internal working models of other significant past relationships, an individual worldview and different cultural expectations. Relationships involve a complex, overdetermined combination of influences which interact in both powerful and subtle ways. It is inevitable that things get difficult, at times. The first primary relationship, the one between child and caregiver is complicated. It is...[ read more ]

Ingredients for a Happy Relationship

Have you ever wondered why some relationships last decades while others barely go two years? Why do some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn? The secret? There are three secrets, actually; three ingredients to many long term relationships. Without all three of these, many couples will struggle to remain connected and committed. Communication Communication is to...[ read more ]

Grief and Relationships: How Your Relationships Might Change When Facing Grief

Experiencing the death of a loved one is often the most significant challenge a person faces. Grieving can feel overwhelming and consume every facet of your life. It is during this time that you need the comfort of others the most, and yet social connections often feel strained as your relationships, and social networks seem to be flipped upside-down. Here...[ read more ]

3 Ways Individual Counselling Can Help Your Relationship

All couples can hit obstacles along the way. When this happens, we can go it alone and try to work through issues, or they can seek the guidance of a trained and experienced psychotherapist. While some couples feel their problems should be kept private, many more are finding the value of seeking help from an impartial and non-judgmental third party....[ read more ]

Creative Ideas for Improving Communication in Your Relationship

Many surveys find that the number one reason for divorce is poor communication. Beyond having different communication styles, issues often arise when both partners are not comfortable talking about their feelings. The good news is, talking about feelings is not the only, or even necessarily the best, way for couples to maintain a happy and healthy relationship. Here are some...[ read more ]

Advice on Staying True to New Year’s Resolutions

Be honest, did you make New Year's resolutions this year that you have yet to stick to? If so, you're not alone. Researchers have found that typically 77% of people are only able to keep their resolutions for one week, 64% keep them for one month, 50% for three months and only 19% can keep their resolutions for over one...[ read more ]

Survival Guide to Stress Family Festivities

Survival Guide to Stress Family Festivities. In some shape or form, the festive period brings difficult family members for many of us. Maybe it’s your sibling who triggers your competitive nature turning everything into a contest. Maybe it involves a parent whose codependency issues leave you feeling like you should be doing more, giving more of your time, love, or...[ read more ]

Five Important Relationship Questions You Should Consider

Five Important Relationship Questions You Should Consider You have heard this many times, but here it is again, relationships are tough, and they require constant work. You and your partner have to be ready to put in the work every single day, and one way of doing this is through evaluation of your relationship. Here is a list of some...[ read more ]

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