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.Read More
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.Read More
Melissa’s Intensive therapy is open to couples from all over Australia. In the privacy of her professional and roomy office, you and your partner will undergo a 3 day intensive therapy program - 5 hours per day of couple therapy. This can be an effective way to shift long-seated resentments and problems within your relationship. Many couples who commit to the process find this experience helps kick-start their relationship again without the pain and conflict that has been holding them back from love, intimacy and closeness for some time.Read More
It sounds like a simple thing, but it’s amazing how many couples forget to show their love for one another. Saying “I love you” regularly is great, but this alone is not enough, you need to actually show how much you care with thoughtful gestures, intimate moments and meaningful actions.
Here are my top five tips to show your partner that you love them (most of which can also be applied to other relationships with loved ones):Read More
Spring is here and it's a season I love! Fantastic opportunity to use the newness that spring brings to rev up your relationship. Here are my 6 top tips to use the energy of spring to give your relationship a boost.Read More
If you have hit ground-hog day and keep running into the same old problems in your relationship, having repeated arguments or if you have lost the intimacy, then it might be time to take time out and seek professional help.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
High expectations, lack of time to get everything done, pressure to see relatives that aren't at the top of your list to spend time with and being out of the normal routine can heighten stress at this time of year.Read More
Esther Perel: Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved!
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As a professional psychotherapist I’ve had the pleasure of working intimately with couples from all walks of life for over 15 years. I’ve seen great acts of kindness in couples and I’ve witnessed some terrible lows. Through the years I’ve seen many patterns and themes emerge that repeat across the many kinds of marriages that exist in today’s modern world.
From my observation and experience I have created my own list of marriage killers and what needs to be done to stop these playing out in relationships. The good news is that doing the right thing to enhance your attachment is simple and consistency pays off. Avoiding these relationship killers can help transform your relationship!
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown
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