Divorce after turning 50

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While numbers of divorce are high, the divorce rate for over 50 continues to increase. Divorce later in life is different than in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s. You have known this person for over half of your life, have set up home, assets, family, maybe even set up a business to Divorce after 50. You have a considerable history together and most all friends are yours together. Memories and experiences have been shared with […]

Proactive Case for Couples Therapy

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Even If Your Marriage Is Happy now, many marriages are in crisis. Marriages can exacerbate mental health issues and marriage can allow you to find happiness and fulfillment. The case for proactive couples’ therapy, or counselling, is crucial. We grow up believing that marriage is happy yet filled with a degree of discord. None of us is really prepared, even those couples attending pre-marriage counselling, although it is an excellent way to start this new […]

Why do Women stay in Abusive Relationships?

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We have a continued issue of abusive relationships. Most of the time it is the woman who is the victim of an abusive affronting man. I do use the term ‘man’ very loosely as a man would never be abusive, a male however may. We hear the question, why would she stay or keep going back to him? There are many reasons we find this and most of the time we are unaware of the reasons […]

Couple Communication 2

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Learning how to communicate respectfully with your partner is something most of us are not taught. While we expect it to become natural, I wonder why there are so many couples struggling with this exact issue. We learn to communicate usually from our parents. If we had parents who spoke respectfully, demonstrated compassion, love and kindness, and resolved any issue with a calm level of mediation before reaching an agreement, then congratulations, you have learned […]