There is no doubt that in today’s world, technology and relationships go hand in hand. With the use of social media, apps and even texting, people can overcome physical and geographical boundaries to establish connections and nurture relationships. With these tools, a parent can check on his or her kids while still at work, or…

A person may not have a bruise on their arm, a fractured rib or a black eye, but that doesn’t mean that they are not the victim of abuse. There are ways in which people can be abused within a relationship without the involvement of physical violence. In such cases, the person’s emotional well-being takes…

Sexual dysfunction is defined basically as the problems that interfere with sex — its initiation, consummation, and a person’s satisfaction with it. Both men and women can experience these problems. For men, such sexual problems can be divided into three types: ejaculation disorders (premature, retarded or retrograde ejaculation), erectile dysfunction or impotence (the inability to…

It seems that affairs and infidelity are on the rise, particularly with the rise of websites like Ashley Madison, which has the tagline “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” And the recent hacking of Ashley Madison has  brought the topic of affairs and infidelity back into the spotlight. So we spoke to Dr. Tammy Nelson, who…

This article is by Imago therapist Brenda Rawlings. Think for a moment of a time in your life when, with your partner, relative or friend, you felt really connected. I’m imagining that these moments have bonded you together – the meeting of eyes, the laughter when you just can’t stop, the reaching out toward each…

Some would argue that in today’s hypersexual world, the idea that someone would legitimately have minimal or no interest in sex at all is more than a little suspicious. While activists have fought for respect and recognition for people all along the gender and sexuality spectrum, even the most liberal among us may feel that…

by Australia Counselling member Elizabeth Paul. Couples go through rough patches, as we all know.  But what happens when the relationship has eroded so much that you no longer know the other person.  I’m talking about where intimacy and meaningful discussions have been almost non-existent for years, and where you no longer have common interests…