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Did you know the brain isn’t fully developed until about age 241-2?  This means that childhood and adolescence actually extend way past age 18.  The bad news is that the expectation placed on 18 year old’s to be fully functioning adults is probably a bit...

Did you know you and your partner might have different forces that drive your sex drive?  This is what’s known as having mismatched libidos, or differing sexual needs, expectations, and/or desires. Dr. Sandra Pertot is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist who specialises in issues of...

Although fewer Australians are choosing to get married1, divorce appears to be on the rise.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, divorces granted across the country in 2017 rose by 5% from just one year prior in 20162. More than half (56.7%) of divorcing females...

Today marks the beginning of International Pride Month, where we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community!  All around the world, people show their support through street festivals, music, arts, and a general spirit of freedom, inclusion, self-acceptance, and pride. Why June?  Because at the end of June in...

Underneath the phrase “Be grateful for what you have” is a subtle message that what we don’t have shouldn’t matter as much as the things we do have.  Alas, if gratitude feels like a little guilt trip, then no thanks.  But gratitude isn’t about pretending...

Forgiveness is not something one person has to do alone.  In fact, forgiveness should not be done alone.  It’s not something the injured party just bestows on someone else out of thin air, without the other person working for it.  This is the difference between...

Here are some of the red flagsthat we see as couples’ therapists which typically mean something might be misaligned or off to an unhealthy road for couples: Never ever fighting. Tough conversations are part of any relationship, so the courage to speak your truth means...

Have you been using the words “shame” and “guilt” interchangeably?  Understanding the difference between shame and guilt can help us unpack powerful emotions about ourselves and the experiences we’ve had. Firstly, shame moves inward.  It’s an internal felt sense that “I am bad” or “I am...

Martha Kauppi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, and she has some brilliant insights into why cultivating sexual desire is so complicated.  Getting in the mood is not just about lighting a few candles, listening to some smooth Marvin Gaye...

Do you love your smart phone? Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, oh my!  In today’s digital age there are thousands of apps to keep us connected around the world on our smart phone, working after-hours, and entertained day and night.  But is this such a good thing? You probably...