Much of who we are is shaped by our experiences, our successes, and mistakes; our relationships, our past as well as our present. How we were treated by others—who uplifted us and made us strong and secure, and who hurt us and wounded our hearts and minds. Relationships, for better or for worse, can be the… Continue reading Are Past Relationships Putting a Damper on Your Current One?
Dating can be so damn hard! Especially if you are getting started or even getting back into the game after a relationship turned south or divorce. Nothing can really prepare you for the adventures that accompany the quest for a love life. The flings, mind-games, avoidance, power plays, and let downs. Over and over again,… Continue reading Dating tips for smart women (and men)
“I am so done with this relationship”, my client Joan said to me after a bitter feud with her mother. “I have put so much into this relationship, tried so hard to make it work with her for the sake of my father and our family”. “I can’t rely on anyone for advice or support,… Continue reading Frequently disappointed in others? Here’s how to understand and fix it.
Here comes another wedding season and with it the complexities of managing expectations, friendships, romance and your own wants and needs. Some reminisce in the joy of togetherhood. Others grieve a lost relationship. The happy couple sitting behind you may be grappling with their own relationship as depicted in the final episode of Aziz… Continue reading Gentlemanly Advice: You’re in the wedding party! So is your ex. on Primer.
If you have either strayed in the relationship or been the person who strayed away from the relationship, you know what a complete nightmare the entire experience is. It shatters our ability to trust, believe or even have hope about a relationship. Many things contribute to a person leaving or going behind our back. For Gen… Continue reading Your phone can be a threat to your relationship. Read my thoughts in Business Insider
Assertiveness is such a crucial skill. It helps us have our needs met, boosts our self-confidence and esteem and achieve important goals. Assertiveness is not being pushy or needy– it means having the courage to ask for things when they are important and being able to say no when it’s not in your best interest. In… Continue reading Assertiveness is key to good relationships. My take as featured in Reader’s Digest.
Break ups are fricking hard and painful. They leave us feeling confused, perplexed, at times paralysed. Whether it’s you breaking up or someone breaking up with you, it’s hard to figure out what to do, say or not. Here are the most common questions I get asked about break ups. Is there ever a good… Continue reading Break Up Advice that you really must know!