Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Mothers

A heavy diet, The Great Depression, and jumbo prawns are all examples of oxymorons that are in frequent use. These terms, characterised by two conflicting ideas being presented side by side, are sometimes humorous. In other instances, such as that of the narcissistic mother, this juxtaposition paints a darkly sad picture. The description of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) in the...[ read more ]

Myths about Infidelity Part 2

In this post, I am going to explore some myths that I often hear from my clients around issues of infidelity. The person who had an affair was not in love with their spouse. While some people may look for physical intimacy outside of a committed relationship because they have fallen out of love, it's not always the case. Esther...[ read more ]

Coping with a Loved One’s Serious Illness

When a serious illness strikes a family, everyone’s life is thrown into turmoil. Whether the illness is chronic or acute, no one can really prepare you for the responsibility of caregiving and the emotions that go with it.Unfortunately, as we throw ourselves into overdrive, doing everything we can to deliver the best care to our loved one, we typically put...[ read more ]

Can an open relationship work for you?

An open relationship is not on everyone's radar. However, many couples are either curious, interested or wanting to open their relationship. Open relationships are indeed not a solution for a failing relationship. There is a lot to navigate when it comes to this expansive type of relationships. Firstly, it is essential to define an open relationship (also known as non-monogamy)...[ read more ]

Myths about Infidelity Part 1

In my opinion, the number one myth out there about infidelity is that divorce is inevitable. And it is understandable why we think this. Have you heard someone say that if an affair happened it’s the one thing that would not be forgiven, the unfaithful partner would be asked to leave on the spot? Or that the discovery of an...[ read more ]

Is Social Media Affecting your Mental Health?

How long has it been since you checked your Facebook/Instagram/Twitter account? If you are like most people, you use social media many times throughout the day. Although social media can be a great way to connect with others, studies have shown that it can take a toll on our emotion well-being. One study which focused on the effects of Facebook...[ read more ]

The Impact of Grief on Relationships

Experiencing the death of a loved one is one of the most painful things each person must face. The shock of your beloved friend or family member having passed away, along with the finality of their death is difficult to deal with. Everyone Mourns Differently The process of mourning is a very personal experience. Because grief is so personal, each...[ read more ]

Anxiety and Physical Illness

With headlines warning us of international terrorism, global warming, and economic uncertainty, we're all likely to be a little more stressed these days. As an everyday emotion, anxiety — the "fight, flight, freeze" response — can be a good thing, prompting us to take extra precautions. But when anxiety persists in the absence of a real threat, it can not...[ read more ]

Chronic Illness & Depression

What is a chronic illness? A chronic illness is a physical illness that lasts for an extended period and usually cannot be completely cured. Examples of chronic illnesses include diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. What are the symptoms of depression? Common symptoms of depression include: Depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure...[ read more ]

5 Suggestions for Coping with Grief at Work

The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful tragedies that humans suffer. The impact of this loss is usually crushing, and in the aftermath of loss, we often feel like we have no control over anything. Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s perfectly normal to detach yourself from your normal existence to grieve. Unfortunately,...[ read more ]

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