Don’t Guess the Yes

Don’t Guess the Yes

Sexual Consent “Don’t guess the yes” When it comes to sex, world trends are moving toward what is called “affirmative consent”. What is affirmative consent? Some say it is a matter of common sense and respect. Let’s break it down to what affirmative consent is, and...
Are Men too Macho to Apologize???

Are Men too Macho to Apologize???

Do Women Over-Apologize??? If you think you hear women apologizing more than men, you are most likely right. Does this mean that men are too macho to apologize? Funnily, Schumann and Ross wondered the same thing, and their research came up with some interesting...
Kiwis Can-Do COVID

Kiwis Can-Do COVID

Three ways to support relationships through the ongoing COVID experience Our New Zealand team of five million seems mostly to have been able to navigate the COVID experience with a kiwi can-do attitude. We initially managed the short term uncertainty by moving into...
Where Did the Love Go

Where Did the Love Go

What happened to the ‘in love’ feeling?  When Tuakana and Samantha first got together their love seemed perfect and never ending. The conflict that had started to happen was leaving them both hurt and unhappy. According to Gottman (2014), relationships transition...
It is your fault

It is your fault

It is your fault How to save your relationship from the ‘it is your fault’ sequence Ben was upset with Jane when she arrived home late from her shift at work, and he had less time before starting out for his gym session. If Jane had taken the route he had suggested,...