Category Archives: Love & Relationships

Loneliness/ Poor Social Interaction? – Don’t suffer in silence, take action now!

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter

With the weather as it currently is, all cold and rainy, we all have a tendency to hide away, cover our faces with our scarves and generally keep ourselves to ourselves.

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Coping with a Narcissist – A Friends Story

Within my therapy room, and indeed in my own life and the life of people I am proud to have shared with, I understand the damage that people who are narcissistic (ego-centric and one end and sociopaths & psychopaths at

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New UK domestic abuse law comes into force

Photo from BBC New website

Photo from BBC New website

This is an issue very close to my heart, having witnessed  the devastating effects of domestic abuse, both physically and domestically.

In a well-needed update to protection of individuals within relationships, UK law has now

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Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

Mature couple looking at each otherIn this rather enlightening (albeit rather long) article you’ll read why certain couples enjoy a health relationship that lasts and why other couples fail. I think the research is a great re-enforcement of what we encourage within the therapy room.

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Why stressed men make poor supporting partners

Stressed CoupleWithin my hypnotherapy practice I see a regular and not insignificant number of women who in times of hardship (money, family, relationship stress etc) cannot understand why their equally stressed husband/ partner isn’t supportive, and can sometimes be quite nasty.

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Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

This is an interesting article on the paradox of being lonely. Namely that lonely people are far more intuitive with regard to reading people yet because they may be in an anxious state when interacting with someone they could be

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How To Support A Partner With Depression

This is an interesting read (from Lifehacker.com) on being with someone with depression. Many of my clients come to me on this very mater where I work with them on coping mechanisms so that life is manageable with their depressed

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20 Things that Happy Couples Do (But Never Talk About It)

A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an imperfect couple that learns to enjoy each other’s differences, and works together every day to create something special. In other words, a great relationship isn’t luck and … Read the rest


What lonely people seek from Facebook

This is an interesting article on Facebook usage. If you notice that a friend is spending lots of time on their FB, perhaps it’s time to give them a call and arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat. … Read the rest


36 Questions To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You

Many of us have experienced on-line dating, and many of us have experienced that awkward meeting where perhaps the date has run out of conversational steam. Well, despair  no more, a fascinating study by Psychology Researcher Arthur Aron on interpersonal … Read the rest