A recent article in the Style section the Sunday Times (UK) features two millenials talking about their separate sleeping. What’s so interesting about that I hear you ask???? What makes it interesting is that separate sleeping is mostly considered the domain of older people (I won’t give a specific age, lest I offend). “My grandparents […]
The bigger picture…
I recently had a chat with Bev Short, Vitality Coach and Menopause Specialist from New Zealand, on her YouTube channel. Bev’s focus is to work with women over 40 around the world to transform their health, energy, menopause symptoms and happiness. One of Bev’s key messages for her clients is to get good sleep. Unsurprisingly […]
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct…
I often ponder the question ‘Why does marriage have to be forever? The thought of falling in love with a partner and spending a life time of blissful happiness is irresistible. It appeals to the romantic in us all and is held as a signal of success in most cultures. But statistics from across the […]
Talk to the hand…
I’m always struck by the interest society has in other people’s relationships. I understand that as social animals, we don’t lead isolated lives and like to connect with others. Taking an interest in others relationships is natural human behaviour and can be a positive experience. But there is a line to be crossed. And it’s […]
Just chatting about Apartners in Montreal…..
So when I was in Montreal a couple of weeks ago, I just happened to bump into Sharon Hyman, the fabulous film maker who is in pre-production for her next documentary Apartners. Well, truth be told, I didn’t just bump into Sharon. We arranged to catch up while I happened to be holidaying in Montreal […]
Is being an Apartner something you should consider….?
I have flagged before the lovely Sharon Hyman, Canadian documentary maker, all round great chick, and massive advocate for doing relationships the way they work for YOU – not for the rest of the world’s judgmental glare and opinion. The sassy and spirited Ms Hyman! Sharon has written a great piece for Psychology Today and […]
#snoring #nosleep #divorce #forreal….
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]