December 12, 2018

It took more than 20 break-ups for Melissa Meagher to realise her six-year on-and-off relationship with her ex had to end for good.

With each make-up and break-up, the pair would go through the same dips and troughs, the same tangled transition from honeymoon period to...

Rebecca Charters* realised her marriage was in trouble when she sat across from her husband on a date night and thought, "I've got nothing to say to you." It was a sign that the seven-year itch had well and truly kicked in.

The term, which suggests that happiness in a r...

From reel to real: how a lifetime fed on a diet Bollywood sari romances gave Rashida Tayabali warped expectations of romance.

Ashwariya Rai. (Getty Images )

I grew up in Kenya where Bollywood movies were the source of entertainment. My family were big Bollywood movie buf...

Love, when it arrives, rarely appears in a neat package or abides by a Hollywood script. Love can frustrate us with its demands, and surprise us at other times with how natural and easy it feels.

It can be complicated, and can hurt and stupefy as readily as it heartens...

The themes that surround Christmas time are hope, faith and joy. What happens when you feel like there is no Merry in your Christmas or happy in your holidays? How does one get through this time of year when they have personal challenges that seem to make happiness and...

November 20, 2017

Would you like some date night ideas that are scientifically proven to strengthen your relationship? Well, keep reading because I am about to share my top five date ideas that have the potential to improve your relationship.

1. Take a trip down memory lane

Return to th...

People in relationships make mistakes. So, should you apologise to your ex, or is it better to never say sorry?

Relationship breakdowns can leave emotional and mental scars. The aftermath of a breakup can leave residue in the form of broken promises, betrayed trust and...

September 24, 2017

Our generation seem to have certain tags we can’t escape from. Entitled and selfie obsessed on the one hand; tech-savvy, high achievers on the other. We can’t seem to catch a break.

A few studies conducted by the Pew Research Centre and Gallup have tagged us with yet an...

With love being a battlefield, how important is the size of the mental guns you bring? Is intelligence just a number, or is it the root equation that will multiply your issues? Well…

As a relationship counsellor, I am very privileged to be allowed access to the intimate...

August 1, 2017

So, you wanna be like Allie and Noah, huh? Watching romantic comedies can often lead to false assumptions about relationships, unhealthy expectations and unrealistic happy endings. I’m not really a huge rom-com fan; can you tell? However, rom-coms can also offer some p...

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