Couples Troubles

Many couples enjoy the change of pace that summer brings. Vacations, musical festivals, cottage getaways with family and lots of outdoor BBQs are occasions to enjoy life and create happy memories. But these can also be times when relationship troubles are camouflaged, then dealt with later. Is this you? Sad but true, a time to [...]

Sexting the one you love

Justin returned from a business trip earlier than expected.  As he unpacked his suitcase he heard his wife, Ashley’s cell phone ringing.  He picked it up out of curiosity. He didn’t expect to find a sexting message from an unknown man with genital photos in full display.  Scrolling through the history, he found photos of [...]

By |2017-07-03T22:24:43+00:00February 20th, 2016|Relationships, Sex, Social Media|0 Comments

Online dating facts and fictions 2015

In the 2012 Quebec film Roméo Eleven, a shy young man with cerebral palsy and a slight limp poses as a successful businessman in an evolving romance with an online girlfriend.  In real life, he is a part-time bus boy at his father’s restaurant.  Online he tells his girlfriend that important business trips and client [...]

Sexual Arousal and Desire

Sexual arousal and desire in long-term relationships are always hot topics.  Everyone has different needs, wants, likes, annoyances and patterns which can be fragile and hard to talk about or even understand. Individuals in couples have to deal with not only their own complicated sexuality, but also with that of their partners and synchronizing the [...]

Infidelity in a long distance relationship

In long-distance relationships there is an illusion of closeness, partly because of the small amounts of physical time together. Many long-distance couples consider themselves to be a perfect couple in an imperfect situation. Yet, as we know, there is no such thing as a perfect couple and when the pair reunites and reality clashes with [...]

Dealing with Dating Post-divorce

It’s highly uncommon to leave a marriage revelling in new found freedom; instead most people find themselves wrestling with difficult losses. Not only is the person you loved lost but also your life’s direction has been drastically derailed. Many people leave a lot of who they were at the door when they enter into married [...]

By |2014-03-08T19:27:39+00:00November 16th, 2011|Marriage, Psychotherapy, Sex|0 Comments

Sex, chemistry and physics

Sylvia has been married for 20 years.  Her husband complains they have not had sex for the past 10 years.  Sylvia says she does not feel any desire for sex, has never had an orgasm and denies any distress about it. Penny believes that her partner is over-sexed because he wants sex more often than once [...]

By |2014-03-10T00:29:02+00:00March 9th, 2011|Relationships, Sex|0 Comments

Similarities Best for Relationship Survival

Folklore traditions often offer contradictory advice.  Take the old adage, “Strike while the iron is hot” and “He who hesitates is lost”. Similar contradictions are found in the research on romantic attraction. Should we believe that “Opposites attract” or that “Birds of a feather flock together?” […]

By |2014-03-10T00:43:03+00:00February 24th, 2011|Attraction, Relationships, Sex|0 Comments
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