When divorce is an option…

When divorce is an option…

Before beginning my journey as a trainee therapist and seeing clients, the only marriage issues that I was openly presented with was that of my parents, a few friends, and my very own relationship. Every now and then I would see the glimmer of personal struggles shared by couples around me, but as most of us do, our masks are quickly readjusted to try our best to maintain public perception...

The battle to become one

The battle to become one

Two opposing perspectives vs. one shared goal. Welcome to marriage! This was a snippet of a conversation between myself and my husband, and based on me telling you that I am more of a dreamer whereas he is more of a realist, you can easily tell who said what as shared above. I smiled as I recalled the conversation while writing those words, as it perfectly sums up the journey of navigating married life...

That dress makes you look older…

That dress makes you look older…

There's a reason why the stereotype of the husband sleeping on the couch is a humorous depiction of married life - especially when you experience these foot-all-the-way-down-the-throat moments! Be honest, you winced slightly when you first read the title of this post; either from the thought of hearing those words from your husband (and what you might do to him!) or from the thought of saying those words to your wife (and what she might do to you!)...

What if they find out we’re unhappy?

What if they find out we’re unhappy?

Masks... We don't like when others wear them, but we're no stranger to wearing them either! You could be having the worst day, but you've mastered the art of being able to keep the world from knowing it. After all, you learned to keep your feelings to yourself and never learned how to ask for help. It is due to issues like these that we fall into the destructive pattern of suffering in silence...

How to be vulnerable

How to be vulnerable

Vulnerability... it is both something that many of us are fearful of, while also being something that is crucial to our overall wellbeing. While listening to a TED Talk by vulnerability researcher and story teller, Brené Brown, it's easy to understand why this particular talk has attracted over 50 million views since it was shared 10 years ago...