IVF can be a Tough Road for Couples

IVF can be a Tough Road for Couples

Despite the cost, we have seen the use of IVF explode since the early days of the ‘test tube’ baby, with 1 in 6 Aussie couples now requiring IVF support to conceive, resulting in over 70,000 expensive and invasive procedures a year.

Often couples enter these programs with little knowledge of what to expect, emotionally, physically and financially, which has the potential to place enormous strain on relationships once the procedure commences.

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How A Caregivers Trauma Can Impact on A Child's Development.

How A Caregivers Trauma Can Impact on A Child's Development.

Often I talk about Relational Trauma and about how a person is shaped psychologically in relationships is directly affected by their parents and caregivers. Here is a great graphic I found that was created by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. This is how they explain it:

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Pink reveals what saved her marriage, she say's - "It's the only reason we are still together".

Pink reveals what saved her marriage, she say's - "It's the only reason we are still together".

During an interview with Today co-host Carson Daly on Friday, Pink revealed that she and husband Carey Hart have been in couples counselling for nearly 17 years and that she believes it is what has helped their relationship thrive. This was exciting news for myself as a couple therapist and a person who has been in couple therapy myself with my gorgeous husband, Skip.

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Have it All – Life, Family and a Loving Relationship

Have it All – Life, Family and a Loving Relationship

Our relationships change over time, from that first moment when we meet someone when the dopamine rush has us feeling all ‘loved’ up, to building a life together, creating a family, raising kids, all the time trying to stay connected, despite the distractions life throws at us.

The reality is that when you have been with your partner for an extended time, you naturally start to take them for granted, with idiosyncrasies that you once found cute becoming little more than an annoyance.

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How can you help your partner when they are suffering a mental health issue?

How can you help your partner when they are suffering a mental health issue?

Did you know that 45% of people in Australia will suffer from some form of mental health issue in their lifetime?

Last year alone 1 in 5 Australian’s, 20% of the population, close to 3.3 million people experienced a mental health disorder.

With mental health issues so prevalent in our society it is likely that if it is not you who is suffering, it will be your partner, close friend, family member, work colleague or a multitude of those close to you in life.

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A Couple's Retreat Is The Best Way To Focus on The Two Of You

A Couple's Retreat Is The Best Way To Focus on The Two Of You

With all that noise, finding the time to be there for each other, to listen and understand why our once loving connection seems to have been replaced by frustration and arguments over petty concerns, is critical.

It is why as part of my therapy sessions I encourage couples to take time away from the noise and find a safe space to focus on each other and one of the best ways you can do this is by attending a weekend couple’s retreat which presents an opportunity to reconnect the bond of love that still exists.

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Is it time you gave your relationship a health check?

Is it time you gave your relationship a health check?

We head to the Doctor for an annual health check, yet when it comes to our relationships we wait until it’s too late before we seek help, with studies telling us that it takes six years of unhappiness before couples realise they have a problem.

Like any illness, early detection of issues in a relationship are the key to restoring the love and connection between a couple.

So how do you know when it’s time for you to give your relationship a health check?

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