‘Love’

This sculpture is one designed by Ukranian Alexander Milov, and it’s purpose is to demonstrate what’s going on inside of people when we fight. It represents 2 people with their backs to one another in what can be assumed to...

Fickle Feelings

I’m sure just about everyone is familiar with this picture, or the premise behind it – your reality and mine are different; different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong. Right? While it is true that our own expectations, perspectives and experiences shape...

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...

Transactional Analysis and Fighting

One of the biggest issues I see in the course of couples counselling relates to the futility of fighting. Instead of discussions aimed at resolving an issue by coming to a compromise, fights end up being just that – conflict...

Love Languages

One of the biggest issues I am faced with in the course of couples therapy is that of love being ineffectively expressed, and so inadequately received by each partner in the relationship. This disconnect can leave us feeling unloved and...

Public Faces, Private Lives

The disparity between who we are and who we want others to think we are is oftentimes irreconcilable, especially in modern times, where more people are privy to intimate details of our lives than ever before. Three faces… A popular...

The Danger of Social Media; Comparison

‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, plus a social media overreaction’                                                   ...

The Impact of Social Media on Relationships

Social media has incontrovertibly become a massive part of our existence. Our lives are stored on the little devices we carry in our handbags or pockets – reminders, alarms, contact details, facebook, pictures, even GPS is now stored on our...

Communication and Parenting

What changed? Parenting today is quite different from what it was in the ‘olden days’. Technology and the ever increasing need for both parents to work in order to make ends meet has left a rift between so many parents...

The Role of Communication in Depression

As part of my series on communication, this post discusses what was touched on in the last one, incorporating communication and depression. While I still firmly believe it is overdiagnosed, there are, of course, people who truly do suffer from...

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