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Gaslighting relationship – why they are so devastating

Woodbridge Therapy read this article about how devastating a gaslighting relationship can be and wanted to share it with you: Gaslighters/narcissists can cause a great deal of trauma. If you are in a relationship with a gaslighter/narcissist, it may have traumatized you in ways that you aren't consciously aware of yet. Read on to uncover [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:48:31+00:00October 18th, 2019|Couples therapy|0 Comments

10 ideas for people afraid of ending a relationship

Are you afraid of ending a relationship? Schooloflife.com published ten ideas for people who are: 1. You are, to a far greater extent than you perhaps realise, already alone. The condition you fear will happen has already happened. To be formally alone would merely mean concretising something that has been your reality for a long [...]

By |2019-09-10T10:46:16+00:00September 19th, 2019|Couples therapy|0 Comments

Over 50s having adventurous sex

As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and that apparently extends into the bedroom. Over 50s having adventurous sex is very common, with 62% saying they have become more daring in the bedroom because they now have fewer inhibitions. As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and [...]

By |2019-09-10T10:34:27+00:00September 13th, 2019|Couples therapy, sex, Sexual Desire|0 Comments

Polyamorous Relationship Prepared Me for Monogamy

I laughed in his face when my then-boyfriend asked me to move in with him — and his wife. I had only learned about polyamory four months prior, and while things had been going great as I dipped my toe in the ethically nonmonogamous pool, the thought of moving in with him and his wife of eight [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:57:53+00:00July 25th, 2019|Communication, Couples therapy, Marriage|0 Comments

Love Languages Good For Your Marriage

It’s important to figure out how we express love to those closest to us with Love Languages. In 1992, Gary Chapman, a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, published The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. In the book, Dr. Chapman says that the ways [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:58:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|Communication, Couples therapy, Marriage|0 Comments

How To Talk To Your Partner About Sex

Woodbridge Therapy's, Director Krystal Woodbridge, was in the Guardian on Saturday, discussing how you can talk to your partner about sex. “Woodbridge agrees: “People believe they have the power to give another person an orgasm – they don’t. If you take ownership of your own orgasm, it’s within nobody’s power to “not” give you one.” [...]

I feel trapped in the small town my partner loves

Woodbridge Therapy's Director Krystal Woodbridge was featured in the Guardian again recently, giving advice to a reader who had a question about their relationship and their struggles with forming a secure attachment. "Woodbridge explained that if we grow up with quite ambiguous attachments, we might become overly self-reliant; then the moment we become involved too [...]

By |2019-03-22T13:09:44+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Couples therapy|0 Comments

How To Admit You’ve Been Faking Orgasms

Faking Orgasms(!) Great to be featured in an article by Refinery29 about this. "If you’re finding it difficult to unpick, or feel it’s the result of internalised sexual shame or past/present trauma, you might want to seek help from a qualified therapist. The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists(COSRT) website has a directory where you [...]

My Husband’s Illnesses Have Ruined Our Sex Life

I was featured in The Guardian recently on a really difficult issue - how illness has affected the sex life of one couple:- Ten years ago, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Up to that point, we had a very loving marriage. Post-op, it took us seven difficult months to get back to having [...]

The truth about the midlife sex surge, for men and women

Today I am featured in The Times, discussing whether men and women really do experience a decline in sexual desire in midlife. The new BBC Drama Wanderlust, about a long term couple who struggle to feel passion with each other, raises issues that many couples can relate to. In this interview I discuss this topic [...]