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Your Phone Could Stop Arguments?

The app that could make lovers’ tiffs a thing of the past   Researchers at the University of Southern California are developing an app that will suggest a time-out if it detects couples starting an argument.  “You never listen”; “You always have to be right”. The next time you and…

Raising Teenagers!

Raising teenagers: The top psychologist’s guide for parents Slammed doors, bad moods and hours lost staring at their smartphone? Expert Ian Williamson explains how to deal with your child   When disciplining teenagers, long lectures are rarely as effective as restricting money and access to smartphones   There’s every chance…

Love Your Phone?

My true love? My phone, obviously I was fascinated by this recent article in The Times.  It explored the recent growth of 'Phubbing' Does a night in with your partner mean a night gazing at the phone? It does for our writer — and she feels no shame Polly Vernon…

Vulnerability, Shame and Brené Brown

You may not have heard of Brené Brown, an Americian researcher who has done a couple of excellent TED Talks.  So here's why I'm mentioning her here. She has found an intentional connection between love and belonging, and now recognises as fact that 'A deep sense of love and belonging is…

When men lie

This article is by Terry Real, a long term relationship counsellor in the USA: I’m sitting in a plane returning from Canada where I spent a day with a couple on the brink of divorce. The husband siphoned off hundreds of thousands of dollars from his wife’s successful business in…