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...

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 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...

May 5, 2015


Many of us see romantic love as a foundation of marriage or romantic partnership. When you make that commitment to your loved one, you hope that your love will last forever and that things will be as exciting and romantic as they are at the start of the relationship.



May 4, 2015


Let's be clear, conflict in relationships is unavoidable.  It tends to happen and is part of being a human being, in any relationship. Therefore, this blog isn't about avoiding conflict, but what you can do differently when conflict arises.  This will help you diminis...

February 24, 2015

So you might be asking the question: How does Couples Therapy work anyway? There are some common misconceptions of what couples therapy actually is. Some people avoid it because they believe it will be more arguments (this time in front of another person). Some also be...

December 8, 2014


So you and your loved one have had a tiff, a fight or, the English say, you have 'fallen out'. Such a great description for what in fact has happened - for whatever the reasons, a rupture in the relationship has occurred and you and your partner have disconnected. The...

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