I know! I was kind of surprised to, but it turns out there has been a case where a woman has asked for a divorce because her husband snored so much, she’d had enough. Of even greater interest about this case, is that is happened in 1951. It just sounds like something a flighty, 21st […]
Why, oh why…………
Motivation drives human behaviour. Reasons give us the basis of our actions and decisions. Nothing new there. So let me jump straight to the point – why sleep separately? A basic question you might think, given the nature of my site, book and maturity of my conversations about the topic. But WHY is a constant […]
Liking the new “I Do”…..
What is a traditional relationship? It’s a question I have immersed myself in since my husband and I took those first steps (in different directions) to separate rooms in 2005. As a result, for the last 11 years I’ve been challenging people to prioritise health over the ‘tradition’ of sharing a bed each night with […]
Having been in the space of non-traditional couple behaviour for a few years, I’ve noticed an increase in a broader discussion around couples making choices about how they manage their relationship. While we’ve grown to socially sanction couples who: live together without being married have children together without being married are of the same gender, […]
The Comfort of Connection….
I’ve written before (The BIGger Picture) about that as humans, we have an innate drive to be accepted. Most of us like to feel ‘normal’. We like to know that our choices are within a range that does not raise social alarm bells in those from who seek approval – consciously, or subconsciously. All animals […]
My one piece of advice….
In an interview just after my book’s release in Canada, a journalist from The Globe and Mail in Toronto recently asked me a fantastic question. On reflection, I was surprise that no-one had actually asked me this question before. And the question was….. “What would be my No 1 piece of advice for a person […]
We need to talk about ‘shacking up’…..
If I was to ever write another book it would be about the ‘things’ in a relationship that turns out are the really important bits. You know, like how you like to celebrate Christmas, whether you get to the airport early or late, or whether you put dirty dishes into the dishwasher immediately or leave […]
Just in case you are planning not to sleep tonight….
If you were having a moment and thinking that it would be fun to stay up all night watching TV, hanging out with friends, or partaking in any type of long-form nocturnal activity, you might want to read this article first. Right! Now go to bed!!
Don’t blame it on the sunshine, moonlight or good times… blame it on the cortisol.
A Swedish study has found that we look terrible when we are tired. While, I respect all research, I don’t think these findings are going to come as a big shock to anyone. We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of our own frightening reflection after a night of no, or bad sleep. The main purpose […]
Position, position, position…
My last post featured research undertaken by Patti Wood on what your sleeping position says about your relationship. If you happen to have read that, you will know that I can’t say Patti’s hypotheses filled me with confidence, nor made me nod my head in agreement or wonder. However, recent (scientific) research has piqued my […]