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!)...

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...

The power of an emotional man

The power of an emotional man

"As soon as our son reached a particular age, we just stopped holding his hand as much and would discourage him from sitting on his mother's lap. It's funny, we never thought to do the same with our daughter..." The discussion was around the fact that many men struggle to understand their emotions, as they aren't often encouraged to explore their emotions from an early age in the same way that young girls are...

You should know what I need

You should know what I need

If there is anything I have learned from my marriage so far, it is that affirmation is key. You may be one of those people who have fallen into that all too common trap in your marriage where you expect your spouse to just know that you love them. After all, you still come home to them every night, right? But even housemates who don't have a close relationship with each other can return home to the same building each day...

Don’t talk to me like that

Don’t talk to me like that

I caught myself doing it again. The negativity was hard to shake and I had to make a conscious effort to tell myself otherwise... Your inner narrative/voice is such a powerful thing! It dictates the way you love yourself, and how you love others - including your spouse. For those of us who allow the negative commentary to take hold and fuel our actions or lack of action altogether, it can be a difficult weight to carry mentally on a daily basis...