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Why Did We Choose Our Partner?

Why Did We Choose Our Partner?

I was walking my dogs with my new friend Jake the other day. He was telling me about his relationship with his ex-wife and how different they were and why their relationship didn’t work out. Jake had his list of reasons for why she wasn’t right for him. These were framed with a negative lens […]

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Our History Impacts Our View of Our Relationship

Our History Impacts Our View of Our Relationship

Nicolai and Maja have been together for 8 years. They were on a date, where they had just finished a walk together on their favourite beach and were now heading to their local juice bar. As they sat down Nicolai raised the topic of which school their daughter should go to next year. This was […]

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Are you an empath?

7 Signs You’re An Empath And What This Means, According To An Expert

Source: MamaMia We all have those people in our life who just *get* you. You know the ones. The friends that can instantly read your feelings and know what’s going on. Then there are those people you’ve known who are a little… disconnected from the feelings of those around them. That’s because there are some people in […]

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Coercive Control – What We Need To Look Out Fo

Coercive Control – What We Need To Look Out For

Recently I finished watching the 3-part series by investigative journalist, Jess Hill, called ‘See what you made me do’. The documentary title is taken from the comment made by many perpetrators of domestic abuse who blame their victim – their current or ex-partner – for the violence they have inflicted upon them. The implication is […]

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expectations and beliefs about relationships

Where Do Our Expectations And Beliefs About Relationships Come From?

Do you ever wonder why you view yourself, your partner, your interactions, or your relationship the way you do? Why do other people have different viewpoints of relationships from ours? Most importantly, why is our partner so different from us? This is the relationship that we feel the differences so acutely. Both partners do as […]

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Shouting, crying, and complaining – that’s regression – an ego defence mechanism

Shouting, Crying, and Complaining – That’s Regression – An Ego Defence Mechanism

Our ego – the voice in our head that tells stories from first thing in the morning until late at night – is constantly attempting to create meaning to protect our identity and sense of self. We hear a moment-to-moment commentary about what’s happening inside of ourselves mentally and physically, and outside of ourselves with […]

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