Parenting adults

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

Around the time of year of the leaving cert results, many parents put themselves in the shoes of those whose children have reached this milestone moment. The departure from formal education, even for those whose children move into third level education, can represent a point in life where parents begin to recognise that they no longer have ‘children’ but instead, … Read More

Dealing with a family illness

Cesar SugitaBlog posts

Having a loved one get a diagnosis that brings their life or health into question is a debilitating piece for any family. How we cope with adversity within our family unit depends very much on the systems and structures that we have put into place when we are not in difficulty. Unfortunately, this is a piece that most families neglect … Read More

Impact of Social Isolation

Cesar SugitaBlog posts

Autumn Oak

Social isolation affects our internal sense of self in a number of ways.  First of all, it has bearing on our self esteem. When we are isolated, it is common to feel that our alone-ness affects only us.  The rest of the world can appear to be a unified force, against which we are small, solitary and alone. Next, it … Read More

Jealousy and Mistrust in Relationships

Janine DonnellyOther

Jealousy and mistrust inform us about significant pieces within a relationship.  If one partner is jealous or mistrustful of another, it is either based within the person’s personal emotional style (feelings of lack of worth contribute to an overall feeling of mistrust in any relationship) or because the relationship has gone through a trauma.  If one partner has consistent and … Read More

Disconnect to Reconnect – Are you addicted to Social Media?

Janine DonnellyOther

Spending too much time on our phones is something that many of us feel we do all the time.  It has become the byword (or by-phrase) for modern living. Living without a smart phone is a prospect that we find equal parts frightening and liberating.  The idea of not seeing what people choose to put on social media (and, by … Read More

LGBTI and The Workplace

Janine DonnellyOther

LGBTI

There is a wide spectrum of positive to negative potential reactions to being the LGBTI colleague in a workplace. Depending on industry, location and size of organisation, an individual’s experience can fluctuate massively between entirely positive and accepted, to being a difficult manner in which to spend a working day. The most important piece within this is that as a … Read More

Major Life Stressors in the Marriage

JanineBlog posts

Marriage counselling therapists meet couples all the time who are on the verge of, or have just come through, a major life event.   These are the major stressors for a relationship.   Your partner in marriage, or in long term relationship, ideally is the person that you are most emotionally connected to, who is your greatest emotional support.   … Read More

Raising Children with Different Parenting Approaches

JanineBlog posts

Having children is a part of marriage that in itself is fraught with issues.  Whether or not to procreate and when to do so are points that couples deal with early on, unless circumstance causes them to deal with it before they are ready.  Fertility is also a huge issue and one that can cause a massive number of issues … Read More

Financial Stress in long term Relationships

JanineBlog posts

As human beings, money is, for the majority, something that we think about more than we care for.   How we deal with financial stress within a long term relationship is so important in terms of how we communicate, how we view each other and how we understand the balance of both power and of nurture within our relationship.   … Read More