As our relationship evolves and we begin to contemplate a shared life together, there is a question that will always rear its head, and that is how do we sort out the finances?Read More
One day, the whirlwind comes to an end as your last child elects to leave the nest and you are suddenly you are back to where it began with your partner, feeling like two strangers in your now empty home. Read my blog here with some suggestions to consider on how to re-ignite your relationship again.Read More
Did Valentine’s Day not go as well as you’d hoped this year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
There can often be a lot of expectation surrounding this annual celebration of love, and once it’s come and gone many singles and couples are left feeling disappointed, rejected or resentful.
Perhaps there was no one special to spend it with, or maybe a partner forgot or didn’t want to do anything romantic? Whatever the reason, for a lot of people the post Valentine’s Day blues is real.
So what can you do about it? Here are my tips for coping with a disappointing February 14.Read More
When you have been with your partner for a long time, it’s easy to take them for granted and even forget what attracted you to them in the first place. Here are some simple tips to keep the love alive in your relationship:Read More
Tinder, Happn, eHarmony, rsvp, Match… Today, there is an endless array of apps and sites where you can meet someone.
Are you tired of these, and instead want to meet someone ‘irl’ without the help of technology?
Here are my top tips for finding love offline.Read More
In my experience as a Couple Therapist, partners and parents who tune in to separations and re-unions with their partner or children report creating a family or couple environment where things runs more smoothly particularly with connection and how they treat each other.Read More
In this interview I speak Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) and in today's show he speaks in this interview so generously about love/relationships, couple therapy, secure and insecure attachment in relationships, intimacy, dating, parenting, attachment in children and how to manage ourselves in love and close relationships.Read More
Listen here to this podcast where I talk about children and screen time, children's brains in relationships, valentine's day 2016 and how to use it to get the spark back in your relationship and love.Read More
In this interview I spoke to Jenny Seaton from CurtinFM Radio 100.1about how to be mindful in your relationships and to bring some awareness to the messages we may send our partner when we don't practice the important elements of mindfulness at least some of the time.Read More
With the popularity of The Bachelor and The Bachlorette TV shows there is a lot of talk about "Friend-Zoning". I was interviewed by Jenny Seaton from 100.1 Curtain FM Perth and we discuss what could be going on!Read More
The big question, how do we create relationship intimacy in relationships? With demands of a busy life, children, family and work keeping that connection takes some mindfulness and commitment. The good news is that sometimes something you do between you for a few short minutes or even seconds can make an impact that brings some wonderful results!Read More
To keep a relationship on track with key elements like security, safety, support and love you need to have some kind of map of your partner’s inner world. If you feel you might have lost track of things, getting back on track is a process that’s not really a mystery. Here are seven ways to help get your relationship back on track if navigating your relationship love map has led you AWOL.Read More
Stress can have a detrimental impact on a couple's sexual relationship in that it can affect sexual desire, expectation and performance. In this video, psychotherapist Stan Tatkin, PsyD, explains how stress can lead to sexual dysfunction issues.Read More
For clients I see who are navigating the first six months of a relationship I always encourage them to consider and be aware of the these six things to keep them on track and in contact with the realities of the situation and, importantly, to ensure they are attending to their individual needs and not getting locked into attending only to the needs of the ‘other’.Read More