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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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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How to cope with post Valentine's Day blues

How to cope with post Valentine's Day blues

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.

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Refresh Your Relationship This New Year - 2018

Refresh Your Relationship This New Year - 2018

The New Year is a great time to reflect on what changes you’d like to make in your life, which is why resolutions and goals such as losing weight, giving up smoking and saving money are fairly common. But don’t forget about your love life! January is also a good time to think about your relationship health as well.

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