Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy and Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious , debilitating disorder , with onset at the most inopportune time; within the first year following the birth of a baby. Not that there ever is a good time to have depression. But when someone has just had a baby, everyone's expectation is that they would feel joy and fulfillment, rather than deep sadness and hopelessness.  As well, the energy and dedication that a baby requires are enormous; two things that mothers who are struggling with depression are likely to be very low on.
Couples Therapy – Going it Solo
If there are communication problems in your marriage, it’s a bad idea to wait to get help. The longer you wait, the worse the problems will become. The divorce rate has doubled in the past 25 years, and many occur over the age of 50. One of the best ways to get your marriage back on track is couples therapy. Vancouver couples in need of help, however, may find that one party in the marriage doesn’t want to try this road. What do you do when only one of you wants to seek help?

Tips for Going to Couples Therapy Solo

Courage to do Right by you and your Current Partner
You are at a crossroad: Two choices lie before you and you are contemplating your next step. You are unsure of what you want and feel confused. You are not naïve about the challenges that are inherent in any relationship and you know that relationships take effort. Yet, there is a small voice, a lingering feeling inside you that will not quit. Your decision is not straightforward as your current girlfriend/boyfriend is a good choice, but there is something missing, which has been/is making you eye another individual. How do you know if a relationship is not right for both of you? This question is not easy, but below we introduce five preliminary questions to ask yourself to help your self-reflection:
Not tonight Honey: Why a sexless marriage puts your relationship at risk and what you can do about it
I recently watched “the Lunchbox;” A bitter-sweet East Indian movie about romantic and family relationships taking place in an underprivileged neighborhood in Mumbai. It becomes clear, pretty early in the movie that Ila, a rather bored house-maker, and her husband, Rajeev, have been drifting apart for some time. Ila tries her best to draw her husband to her. She even suggests that their daughter might like to have a little sibling. But Rajeev seems disinterested. Soon after, Ila smells the perfume of another woman on her husband’s shirts. The sexless marriage ends up dissolving.
Money, the kids or the garbage: Why couples really fight

In my practice I often see distressed couples. Many of them seek my help because of frequent fighting. What do couples fight about? Mostly money, house chores, disciplining the kids and relationships with in-laws. Through the process of therapy, however, we uncover the real reason...

Who knows best: New parents and unsolicited advice

So you've had your new baby and you're home now. Before you left the hospital the nurses gave you some important guidelines, like: "the baby has to sleep on her back, not her tummy" and "you should avoid giving her a bottle until breastfeeding is...