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Interpersonal Therapy vs DIT – Are They the Same?

Like the idea of a therapy that is ‘interpersonal’? That helps you improve your relationships and social skills? But confused to see the terms ‘interpersonal therapy’ and also ‘dynamic interpersonal therapy‘ (DIT)? Are they or aren’t they the same thing? What is interpersonal therapy? ‘Interpersonal therapy’, or ‘IPT’, believes that by looking at and improving...

Passivity in Relationships- Is Being “Laid Back” Ruining Everything?

by Andrea Blundell Opposites attract, right? In some ways, yes. A relationship can have one person who is more assertive than the other, and this can work. But too much passivity in relationships is another story. What is passivity in relationships? Passivity means you do not exert yourself in your relationships, meaning you leave things...

Is it Emotional Cheating? And What Now?

by Andrea Blundell You are getting very close to someone, and your partner finds out and is worried. Or they haven’t found out, but you are starting to wonder if you are crossing a line. Is it emotional cheating? And does it really even matter? What is emotional cheating? Emotional cheating means you are developing...

The Different Love Languages – Which One is Yours?

Sometimes feel like you and your partner or spouse speak different languages, it’s just that hard to connect these days? While you might be…. different love languages, that is. What are ‘love languages’? The concept was created by American marriage counsellor Dr. Gary Chapman, when he began to notice that the advice he’d give to...