Why your partner won’t measure up (and why that’s ok) For most of recorded history, people married for logical reasons: because it made sense economically to our families, or because it would help business or trade, or even survival! We very rarely marry for these reasons anymore, with most of us being much more drawn…

Stress in relationships is common. The reality is, even the most successful and enduring relationships have stress and conflict. Now although it is normal to have some relationship stress during times of change, transition, and of course as a result of the daily grind, some of us unfortunately experience our relationship itself as an added…

Whenever two individuals interact, sooner or later, there will be some kind of conflict. But in relationships and especially within families, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The price we pay for being our own unique, independent selves is that sometimes… it doesn’t quite fit with someone else’s unique and independent self. Rather than fearing…

According to Eston and Buss (2007), humans engage in sex for a number of reasons including genetic and social dispositions to procreate as well as physical motivations, goal attainment, emotional empowerment, security, spiritual/religious beliefs and personality traits. Paterno & Jordan (2012 p.258) define unprotected sex as “engaging in sexual activity without the use of a…

Committing yourself to another human is one of the greatest sources of happiness for people. The fact that humans are ‘pack animals’ means that the comfort gained from having another human in close company is paramount. This is arguably why the topic of love and relationships has intrigued society for thousands of years, resulting in…

Emotional infidelity, otherwise known as cheating or having an affair, refers to behaviour engaged in by one partner that encourages emotional intimacy with a third party, which may or may not lead to a sexual relationship. This occurs when a partner is spending emotional or physical energy, attention and time with someone outside of their…

At Christmas, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. When it comes to being “merry,” you may find the concept more challenging to achieve. That’s because even with the bright and colorful celebrations around you, you still feel isolated—lonely. Loneliness is, in itself, already an unpleasant emotion to deal with, leading to unhealthy…

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