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Attraction is prompted by instincts: If we lack self-knowledge, our intuition is off, which means... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex If you’re involved with someone who backs off once they feel in control of the dynamic and then blows hot when they’re uncertain about you a ... Read on »
Are you treating all conflict and criticism as ‘bad’? Negative associations strike... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex What does somebody who’s having a tough time with a breakup and possibly even battling with No Contact (NC) have in common with someone wh ... Read on »
Are negative associations undermining your post-breakup and No Contact efforts? by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Many people break up or even embark on No Contact with good intentions. On a number of levels and in many respects, they’re aware of some ... Read on »
When someone wants you to devalue yourself in a relationship based on their previous experiences... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When I worked in advertising,  I’d have to deal with clients who wanted a price reduction based on previous experience with advertising wi ... Read on »
Sometimes we forgive prematurely and then feel bad that we’re not able to let go of the... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Sometimes we overestimate our readiness and willingness to forgive. We essentially forgive prematurely and then once we’ve had some time, or ... Read on »
On Being A Pleaser: You don’t have to keep acting as if life is imposed on you by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that we’re grown-ups who are allowed to make decisions and know what we do and don’t like. We’re all ... Read on »
Being ‘super busy’ isn’t a justifiable reason for accepting crumbs and... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Many people protest about how “super busy” they are – I’ve been guilty of this at times myself – and I regularly hear the, “I don’t have t ... Read on »
Do you have Dater’s Block? by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex After a breakup or a period of being single, many people struggle with getting back out there again, ‘there’ being into the dating pool. W ... Read on »
Don’t write off the year if it doesn’t start how you pictured it by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Many of us put a lot of emphasis on the first couple of months of the year by inadvertently believing that if we’re going to have the year we wan ... Read on »
Happy New Year (and of course a few words) by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex 2013 is drawing to a close and this means lots of reflecting on what the year has and hasn’t been, as well as looking ahead, planning, antic ... Read on »
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex We’re all at my mama’s for a couple of days and after Em made cocktails, most are snoring their heads off including him. The plan was to tak ... Read on »
Be careful of going on a Regret Binge as it leads to a Regret Hangover by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex We tend to reflect more at this time of year because we look back over the year and compare it with the previous one, remember highlights ... Read on »
Discussion Dodgers: When you try to raise an issue and the person finds fault with your timing or... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When I spoke with the owner of a restaurant about my inedible main and dessert recently, he proceeded to focus on me not having spoken to him soo ... Read on »
Stop letting December stress you out! It’s JUST Christmas! by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex My inbox is filling up with stories from people who pretty much expect a Miracle On Assclown Street to happen this month. If not that, they’re ... Read on »
Our imaginations can do a very good job of scaring us and creating Dynasty levels of drama in our... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex A few days ago, I got a mini telling off from my mother over something I hadn’t done. I instinctively felt defensive when she raised the subjec ... Read on »
Do you have an Overactive Guilt Thyroid? Why it’s time to lose the misplaced sense of... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When I hear stories from readers regarding their angst about whether or not to do something, it becomes clear that when we tie ourselves u ... Read on »
Don’t try to get romantic partners to step in as parental replacements – it will only... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex “Some relationships have to and should end. If you keep seeing your relationships not working out as abandonment, aside from each person h ... Read on »
If you don’t know or haven’t met each other yet but they’re asking to meet you... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Let’s imagine that a perfect stranger you’ve recently become ‘acquainted’ with, asks if they can meet you at 11pm at your place. Note that ... Read on »
The Replacement Mentality: But WHY did they go back to their toxic ex when they could have had me? by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Sometimes we spend a little too much time wondering why someone who we gave so much of ourselves to, would return to somebody who mistreated them ... Read on »
Criticism: Sometimes we’re so busy focusing on the negative feelings that we forget to... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Criticism , which is in essence a form of feedback that isn’t necessarily ‘bad’ as many assume but that also isn’t necessarily true either, i ... Read on »