Fear of abandonment

Fear of abandonment For many people a stable and predictable love relationship is something that is hard to enjoy because of an enduring sense of the threat of abandonment. Why do people develop a fear of abandonment? Sometimes it is … Read More

Why do people commit suicide?

Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps nothing leaves more unanswered questions than death by suicide.  The question of how to understand the death, or of what kind of death it is, often remains unanswered. Death by suicide, even when circumstances … Read More

How to manage retroactive jealousy

What does retroactive jealousy mean? In retroactive jealousy at the beginning of a new relationship, one partner is jealous of their partners previous love affairs and relationships.  Right from the start of a new relationship there is an insecurity about … Read More

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post traumatic stress disorder is a complicated subject.  It might not be difficult to spot when a traumatic event happens to someone, but it is much harder to know how that traumatic event has affected … Read More

Dwelling on the past

How do I stop dwelling on the past? When there have been destructive or traumatic experiences in our early years they can so disturb and confuse us that we are thrown completely off track, we are left dwelling on the … Read More

Maternal deprivation

What is maternal deprivation? John Bowlby, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and developer of attachment theory used the term maternal deprivation to focus attention upon the effect on infants and young children of being separated from their mothers during their first year.  Bowlby … Read More