October 27, 2016

Here at Vida Relationships we firmly believe that being in a healthy, loving relationship is at the core of everything you do. But in order for you to be in relationship with others, you first have to be in relationship with yourself.

July 30, 2016

“You are never anxious for the reason you think you're anxious. There is always something coming forward from your past.”

Working as a couples counsellor in Vancouver, I've learned that underneath most of our anxieties is some trauma or past experience, however mild or...

July 28, 2016

I love you.  You hear it a lot, right?  Or maybe you don't?

Love stories are everywhere; in the movies, in the music we listen to, in magazines we read.  The list goes on and on.  But how many times do you hear the words 'I love you' in your own relationship, and...

June 24, 2016

When you buy a house any realtor will tell you that location, location, location is the most important consideration. 

Similarly, any couples counsellor worth their salt should tell you that when attempting to repair your relationship, communication, communication, co...

March 17, 2016


At Vida Relationships our core philosophy is a commitment to helping individuals, couples and families in conflict heal their relationship pain and restore the love, respect and connection that has been painfully lost.

We believe that any relationship healing sh...

September 2, 2015



Yesterday I overheard somebody say "I just don't know where you meet people at my age?"  Now stop and think about that simple statement.  It's loaded with assumptions. 


First, this person has decided that age is a determining factor in meeting people.  Seco...

May 9, 2015


According to John M. Gottman PhD., a leading researcher in the field of couple's therapy, at the very foundation of a happy and successful relationship lies marital friendship. It is simply not enough to love each other, or be romantically attracted to each other, to...

May 8, 2015


Talking about difficult issues and attempting to find a solutions is inevitable situation in any relationship.  Often, you don't want talk “about it” because of the fear of the whole conversation “going wrong” and ending up with the usual arguments and unpleasant feel...

May 7, 2015


In my conversations with my clients, friends and family, I often hear people say to me that they want to be completely independent.


For many, it is an ideal goal as our society puts independence on a pedestal. And yet, as much as we strive, many of us fail to reach t...

May 6, 2015


Connection and dialogue between partners is vital any relationship, in order to have an intimate, close connection with your loved one. The ability to connect, to be together, to have dialogue, and meet each other half-way is crucial for the relationship to be nurturi...

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