"Let's talk about sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be... Let's talk about... sex." - Salt 'N' Pepa I bet you still have that song in your head, I am sorry for that. But when I decided to write an article on sex for couples, that song sprang to mind. It made sense. The secret to a happy sexual relationship is being able to talk to your partner about your needs and desires. That means dropping the gua
How do you heal a broken heart? A bucket of ice cream seems to ‘work’ for most. But maybe thinking about a few things (with a carton of ice cream nested on your lap) might help put things into perspective. Relationships sometimes end. They can end for various different reasons, but how we cope after a relationship is key on how to take care of our broken heart. Every relationship is different and not all of them will end the same way or feel the same way. Healthier relation
Some couples seek therapy not because something is broken, but because they want to improve their relationship. Every couple is different and not all my tips and exercises are the same for each couple. Each exercise or tool provided is dependant on their specific need as a couple. Here is one specific exercise that I have created. "The Jar" for couples to help them feel more connected and validated in their relationship. Try this with your partner. All you need is a jar (o
With our busy schedules, it's sometimes hard to make time for our partners. People's routine is often about coming home and wanting to just shut down from their day with catching up on social media, playing games on their phone or television, watching TV or just wanting to be alone; however, over time this will impact their partner's emotional needs and connection. This doesn't mean you can't do that sometimes, but finding time for you and your partner from time to time is
As a relationship therapist I am often asked about several topics, one being "Open Relationships". There's more to it than you think. Stay tuned for my upcoming post later this week... In the meantime, I'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions or wonderings that you want me to include in my upcoming post, please email me.
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We often read articles on how to make women happy, but what about men? I work with many men in individual therapy and/or coaching and have come to understand what men want in a partner. Here are some of things I've picked up over the years that men talk about and want. Make him feel like a man. I know we all want to feel independent and strong, but it's ok to let him open a jar of pickles or put up that shelf. Show that you need him. Small tasks make men feel useful and h
We are all individuals making sense of the world as we know it. We are making sense of it through our own perspective and our own history. Communication is an important factor in any relationship and often couples take it for granted. Whether one shuts down during conflict or screams in fury during conflict, it's all part of how we were conditioned to deal with conflict. Our actions often mirror are previous behaviours and how we deal with others. More so, we often choose par