Look where all this talking got us

Communication is a recurring issue that crops up in couples counselling. There is oftentimes a big discrepancy between what is being said, and what is being heard. Why? Well, because everything we hear is through the lens of our own...

Therapy for substance addiction

With massive increases in the scale of people using cannabis and the epidemic use and misuse alcohol and prescription medications, substance abuse disorder has become a major public health concern around the world, not just in South Africa. With statistics...

Just Do You

The good ol’ days When we were young, the pursuit of happiness was really simple. An ice cream, a visitor, a chocolate, even a drive in the car was cause for excitement. I’m sure we all remember those days fondly....

Festive Stress

“‘Tis the season to be jolly…” And indeed, there is much jollification to be had during the Christmas season. However, sometimes the wonder of this time gets lost in all the hustle bustle, and it ends up being a time...

New Year, New Me – And why this hardly ever works!

I’m sure we have all, at one time or another, made the famous New Years Resolution/s.. With very little exceptions, these resolutions never work out. And while the picture above is meant to be humorous, it is in fact scarily...

Always make your own sunshine

In the times that we live in today, where social media has this insidious, persistent effect on our every day lives, we are so much more aware of the goings on of our fellow man than we ever were in...

And then there were three

The addition of a tiny, red-faced bundle of joy is a momentous occasion in any relationship, indeed, in any family. From the moment the eyes of the new parents alight on the precious face of the child they made together,...

Blood is thicker than water. Right?

This popular adage is one we all know, and have heard and applied to our own lives a multitude of times, I’m sure. However, the reality is not what this saying makes it out to be, especially within the context...

Money, money, money

In times of yore, men went to work and brought home the bacon, while women stayed home and looked after the house and the kids. How wonderful those days must have been! Today, this is but a dream. It is...

Let’s talk about sex

I am beginning a new series in which I explore three problems that usually crop up at one point or another during the course of a marriage: sex, finances, and in laws. This, the first post, explores sex and the...

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