Emma Hogg, Pete Brincat, A Life I Choose, Malta, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

How Pete responded when Emma first said “I love you” // The Husband Tag

I don’t know about you, but I’m enjoying some gentle distraction from what we’re all going through sometimes, so here’s a game called The Husband Tag. We have fun, light conversation and also speak about some realities in our relationship. We hope you enjoy and that you play with your loved ones too!

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Relationships in the time of Covid

This is a beautiful question and I really thank you for your honesty. The likelihood is that most couples have had at least one (if not MORE) intense arguments in the past couple of weeks. We’re all adjusting to this new reality and although we know it’s temporary, we don’t know how long temporary is, and just because it’s temporary doesn’t mean this time period won’t have repercussions that we’ll need to deal with. This puts us all into a state of uncertainty and with uncertainty comes fear.

When we’re in a state of fear, our brains function completely differently to when we feel safe and this affects the way we feel and behave in our relationships.

Click here to watch the IGTV response to this question.

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Emma Hogg, Pete Brincat, A Life I Choose, Malta, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

How to spend a lot of time at home and not go crazy

It’s easy to go nuts when you’re at home all day! I began working from home 3 and a half years ago and through trial and error, I’ve created a flexible routine that supports me to keep my stress levels low and my mood lifted. In this video, I share my tips with you; take what serves you, make it your own and leave the rest.

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Q&A: How do you deal with being isolated from your partner?

Ola my friends!

This is a great question and I’ve been thinking about people who are separated from their partners a lot. As most of you know, I live with Pete so I don’t have this challenge. I’m missing my family – my parents, nieces, brother, sister and sister-in-law. If Pete and I were apart during this time, I would miss him MASSIVELY!

Since it’s a time of uncertainty, it’s really easy to experience prolonged heightened fear and this gets in the way of our relationships, big time. Fear makes us misunderstand each other, it can make us doubt each other’s ability to take care of one another, it can lead us to become overly clingy or withdrawing.

So, whether you live together or apart, this time is challenging for all couples.

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