7 Tips for Getting Through a Breakup

Breakups are not easy. No breakup is ever smooth, but some breakups can make you feel like you've been punched in the stomach. Moreover, during those times, it can become sincerely challenging to see a way forward. Maybe your friends and family don't seem to understand why you are struggling so much, but you have every right to your feelings...[ read more ]

Narcissism in Relationship Part 2

Public Confrontation The narcissist’s first response when feeling wronged is to confront, attack, blame and criticise. This ‘Tit-for-tat’ style of communications is typical. There are few filters on thoughts, and the narcissist will not hesitate to make a scene in a public setting. It can feel like you are watching a toddler throwing a tantrum, but this involves an adult, and so...[ read more ]

Narcissism in Relationship Part 1

If you feel that you are always walking on eggshells, fearful of being chastised, or on the receiving end of ongoing criticism, you may be in a relationship with a narcissist. Narcissism is a term that refers to a type of survival personality style and is often a response to childhood trauma, abuse and neglect. Narcissism is a spectrum disorder....[ read more ]

“Am I An Addict?” 5 Signs You Should Seek Help

When we speak about addiction, we tend to think of drugs and alcohol. However, many seemingly benign activities can become an addiction for some people. For some, watching porn is an activity done once in a while for fun, while others watch for hours every day alone. Some people shop only when they need something; others spend more than they...[ read more ]

Feeling Overwhelmed by Dating

Online dating is now used by many of us looking for relationship connections. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the process. There is great diversity in what individuals are looking for who are using online dating services. It can be essential to be clear about the type of relationship commitment or casualness you would like to experience. On-line...[ read more ]

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 ]

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