Aug
25

2017
It’s totally normal to hate your partner during and after pregnancy, expert reveals

It seems not a girly catch-up goes by with our friends where we don’t whinge about how annoying our partners are. The coffee (or if you’re lucky enough, wine) dates usually go like this: Me: How has your week been? Friend: Work has been good but MY GOD Johnny has been doing my head in lately… he just doesn’t DO anything and keeps complaining he’s not sleeping! Me: Oh my God same… (insert two hours and 27 minutes of dialogue about all of the annoying things here) We know we’re not alone when we say we hate our partners at times – and according to experts, it’s an actual thing – particularly if you’re pregnant or have just had a baby. We’re all normal, y’all! “I think it’s totally normal to want to ‘kill’ your partner when you’re pregnant or have children. It’s not that you’re a bad person, it’s just that…

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Aug
25

2017
Should Couples Commit To Marrying For A Decade Instead Of Forever?

It isn’t working for so many. As a former family mediator and the person who seems to hold the relationship secrets of others, I have often wondered, “Is any married couple happy?” It might sound overly negative, but when you consider our divorce rates (some say nearly 50%, others 1 in 3) you can’t ignore that it isn’t working for so many. As a solution focused Sexologist, I have always been fascinated at what we might be able to do differently. Last year I reported on the idea of the ten-year marriage contract, which is a document you sign that can be renewed at the ten-year mark and committed to for another length of time. It can also be ended with two people completing a contract instead of failing at a marriage.  This was not my idea but one I found from a woman in New York, Emma who is…

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Aug
25

2017
Constance Hall on women losing sex-drive in relationships

Blogger Constance Hall has taken to Facebook to speak out about women’s sex drives in long-term relationships. The 33-year-old controversial mum-of-four said she spoke with sex doctor, Dr Nikki Goldstein about bedroom antics and wondered why people lose interest in sex. She said the doctor told her the main reason for it is was when partners don’t consider their other half – and Constance totally agreed. “Who the f*** wants to root a bloke that hasn’t considered them???,” Constance wrote in a Facebook post. “When someone leaves muddy footprints on the floor you just swept, or comes back from work before you but doesn’t put dinner on, or slept in while you did school run. “Not me. You can stick to w****** and so will I.” Constance said another massive factor “is the lack of importance put on the female orgasm”.   “I saw a sex therapist say “a women…

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Aug
22

2017
Why Are We Scared Of Falling In Love And Relationships?

Falling in love for the first time is a combination of excitement, nerves and naivety all boxed together by an enthralling fear of the unknown. Some marry their first love and others are very glad they didn’t, but regardless of how that first love came to be or how it ended, they impact all of us, be that positively or negatively. Dr Nikki Goldstein is a sexologist and relationships expert. She told HuffPost Australia that while falling in love can feel wonderful for some people, for many it can actually represent the possibility of getting hurt and losing a new love. “If your first love was quite traumatic and there was a lot of hurt involved and drama… it might scar you later on in life and you become a little more hesitant when it comes to getting into relationships and opening up because you are fearful of getting hurt,” Goldstein…

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