Imagine you went on a first date with someone who was sarcastic, nasty, disparaging towards you. It’s hard to believe that you would agree to a second date. Yet an abusive relationship can creep up on us and have us gradually accepting that
Find the words and reap the rewards When communication breaks down in a relationship, so does the desire for sex. Lack of physical intimacy inside a relationship can cause depression, anger, disinterest, and boredom. I’ve been there. While sex isn’t the most
The first thing to understand is that infidelity is a lot more common than is thought, it is believed that about 25% of men are thought to have extra relational affairs, and about 15% of women. There are biosocial reasons for this
The impact of alcohol on relationships is widespread and whilst drinking is often an enjoyable part of many different social activities, for many people, it can also be a source of conflict in their relationships, especially when consumption is excessive. Alcohol is normalised
Toxic masculinity is discussed in mainstream media quite a lot having migrated from a narrow academic interest in gender studies course and come to cover a range of problematic behaviours around rigid gender roles. In 2018, the American Psychological Association issued the
I feel trapped in a marriage that I think no longer works. I feel trapped because we have a close extended family who are constantly in our lives, and I do not know what to do. Our children are close to them.
This was not how I envisioned it. A year ago, my wife and I reached retirement. We have been working on our dream home for several years. It was finally finished, and we were set to move in and then my whole
The current COVID-19 situation has already had far-reaching implications in many aspects of our lives, however one aspect of its long-term impact which has so far gone under the radar is its effect on family dynamics. As experts in family law, this
What is emotional abuse and what does it look like? Linda was in an emotionally abusive relationship for most of her 25 year marriage. In this interview, she speaks about her own experience, as well as what emotional abuse looks like and
I’m everything a man should be. I’m as constant as the rolling sea. I’m tall and dark and handsome I’m generous and kind. You could search the whole world over, no better man you’d find. Yes I’m everything a man should be.
I didn’t pop the question and I didn’t buy the ring, She said “you men are all the same you only want one thing”. I said “if I denied it I would surely be a liar, Its true I only want
I was married to a liar for 25 years. At a very personal level, I have first-hand knowledge of the devastation lying creates in people’s lives. I know that liars can be clever, charming, smug, and thoroughly convincing. Scott Peck, in People
Divorce has long been touted as being almost inevitable for couples getting married in recent years, with the phrase “1 in 2 marriages end in divorce” said far too often. However, it may surprise some of you to learn that divorce is