A Question for the Anxious

The problem with anxious moods is that they often hide from us what it is we're actually concerned about. It feels like we're worrying...

Can People Change?

We're often in a position of deeply hoping that someone on whom we depend might change: become (perhaps) less defensive or less angry,...

Simplify Your Life

What many of us long for more than anything else is a simpler life; we feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities, schedules, commitments...

Good Enough Parenting

When we become parents, the meaning of the saying that parenting is the hardest but most rewarding job you will ever have becomes...

What to Expect from Couples Therapy.

Like many things that help our relationships, couples therapy has a habit of sounding appallingly unromantic, involving patience,...

What is PTSD

PTSD: a mental health issue developed after experiencing a life-threatening event, like combat, a disaster, an accident, or sexual assault.

GASLIGHTED?

Gaslighting is used by an abuser to gain more power by making the victim question their reality.

Rethinking Infidelity

In her interview on NPR and TED Talk "Rethinking Infidelity." couples therapist and world leading expert in cheating and infidelity, Dr....

What is Your Attachment Style?

Attachment theory refers to a set of ideas formulated by psychologists in the 1960s that gives us an exceptionally useful guide to how we...

Trauma and you...

A great many of us have - in one way or another - been traumatised somewhere in our past. Not only have we suffered greatly, we are...

Three Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful...

20 Signs you're Emotionally Mature

However old we might be, none of us is ever quite emotionally mature - but having a list to hand of what maturity consists of might be a...