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Being loyal is a great quality – don’t mix it up with servitude by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Expecting me to be and do the things that I expect of others, is something that’s stopped me from driving myself batty, but it’s also been a real ... Read on »
Lessons from a short-lived comparison binge by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I had a case of the comparison wobbles earlier. Thankfully these are few and far between; in olden times, me feeling inadequate due to how I perc ... Read on »
What We Deserve Isn’t The Same As What Somebody Will Do by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex “I didn’t deserve to be treated this way”, Rita explained when I asked what it was that kept her hung up on her ex. I met Rita at an event ... Read on »
Do we really need to explain why someone’s actions bothered us? Yes, sometimes….even... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When you’re confronted with a potential situation where you will need to express your concern or upset about something that’s been said or ... Read on »
Do You Have A Circular Issue? by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Do you ever find that you’re circling back to the same core issue(s) time and again, even though on the surface, they seem different and e ... Read on »
How our perceived entitlement to what we want is keeping us stuck and why we need to challenge... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I find with Baggage Reclaim, that there becomes a theme to the types of stories that people are sharing with me or a common thread in what ... Read on »
Being you is better than changing to appease someone who is threatened by differences by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex It’s a pretty bemusing, baffling and sometimes downright annoying experience, when someone expresses discontent with who you are as a pers ... Read on »
Loneliness happens when we stop expressing how we feel and lose emotional connections (The... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When we stop expressing how we feel, we lose, not only that all vital connection to ourselves, but we also end up feeling lonely due to a ... Read on »
Why do we want to be liked by people who we dislike? by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of the things that fascinates me about human nature, is our irrational desire and sometimes need to be liked by people who we ourselve ... Read on »
There’s no point in following the ‘trend’ if you don’t end up liking or... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When I was a teenager growing up in Dublin and battling with that very typical desire to ‘fit in’ by being and doing what I thought everyo ... Read on »
“Charming” tends to be a precursor to code red problems by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex You see, when we truly know a person and we also appreciate them for more than what amount to superficial qualities , we’ll go beyond ch ... Read on »
We can’t keep trying to recapture the beginning of a relationship; we’ve got the... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Some of our strongest ties to even the flimsiest of relationships, are based on what we experienced or even hoped for in the beginning. Wh ... Read on »
Why you don’t need to ask about exclusivity if the person you’re dating is ambiguous... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex You’ve met someone, you’ve been on a date or few, and at some point, you start to think about exclusivity – knowing that the other party isn’t sh ... Read on »
A dating hiatus is a healthy, empowering break, not a prison sentence! by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I regularly come across people who recognise that they’ve either been in similar types of relationship with same type of person, different ... Read on »
If you can’t be casual about casual sex, it’s not casual sex by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex If you can’t be casual about casual sex, then for you, it’s not casual sex. This doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you and it ... Read on »
We self-sabotage our efforts to do better by us, because we’re afraid by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex   One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about life, is that despite how much we may want something and know in theory how good commi ... Read on »
When you’re met with the You’re The First / You’re The Only One With A Problem... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Whenever people share stories with me that feature them being told, “I’ve only ever had this problem with you” or “You’re the only person who ha ... Read on »
Telling people what we think they want to hear leads to resentment on all sides by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When we’re passive and yes, sometimes passive aggressive, we get into the rather tricky habit of telling people what they want to hear or ... Read on »
Some people habitually jeopardise their relationships in order to feel interest and desire by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Some people jeopardise the things that they love or claim to love. Their way of feeling as if they love something, or to at least feel tha ... Read on »
When the way we do things doesn’t produce the desired & predicted results, it’s not... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When we’re of the inclination to wonder what’s wrong with us and to blame an undesired outcome on not being “good enough” , we act as if t ... Read on »