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You’re In Denial!

You’re In Denial!

Jerry found a series of sexually suggestive text messages on his wife’s phone from her colleague Bruno. She’d mentioned their friendship to Jerry and how they were both the most creative graphic designers in the advertising agency. They often had lunch together. Jerry was fine about their friendship. More recently, his wife had become more […]

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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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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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help deepen your relationship

12 rules that will help deepen your relationship

Source: MamaMia   Beyond the cute Instagram posts and meme tagging, relationships can be fickle AF. Because even if you’re head over heels for someone, there’s still going to be those s**tty moments of uncertainty, frustration, and confusion. But working on having a deeper relationship with your partner and ensuring you have a strong connection […]

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