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…

When it comes to codependency, there are many myths that surround exactly what codependency is. What’s more, the definition of codependency has changed over the years and has a different meaning from what it meant 30 years ago. Australia Counselling Founder Clinton Power interviewed U.S. marriage and family therapist Darlene Lancer, who has been working in the…

Bedwetting, or “nocturnal enuresis”, is surprisingly common. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 20% of 5 year olds are bedwetters, as are 10% of 6 year olds. Thankfully, most children grow out of it in time. What many parents don’t know is that bedwetting has a hereditary component, so a child may well stop…

What do you think about novels and movies that portray a couple willing to sacrifice anything for each other, even give their own lives if necessary? Insanely romantic or just insane? Codependency was originally a term used to described a particular relationship dynamic where one partner has a substance abuse problem and the other doesn’t,…

Say “learning disorder” and most people will immediately think of dyslexia. However, the brain can have difficulty receiving, processing and responding to all kinds of information and this can affect performance in the areas of writing, arithmetic, listening, speaking or spelling as well as reading. Here are the most common misconceptions about what learning disorders…