Autumnal Change and Uncertainty

Let’s start with the premise that change is usually unsettling. The human brain is generally not programmed to thrive on risk, so habits and learned ways of thinking can be a source of comfort in our daily lives. The wise American philosopher William James stated...

Stress and the Couple

Two news items caught my attention this week: how stress impacts relationships and whether there is a stress gender divide. The first is new research released for National Stress Awareness Day on 1 November 2017 shows that many more women than men are feeling stressed...

Siblings at War

Sibling Rivaly. It can all sound a bit Freudian and irrelevant within modern couple difficulties. But remember, this is where most of us start to investigate our relationship powers. The first group most people encounter is within our original family and each new...