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For many, love is failing as a lot of us are guilty of self-sabotage! Is this you or someone you know?
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Written by LACHLAN MCIVOR 23 January, 2020. Retrieved from THE QUEENSLAND TIMES WHETHER you meet through friends, at a bar or on a dating app, it makes no difference to how a relationship will pan out, according to an Ipswich romance expert. Love doctor Raquel Peel said people genuinely looking for love through dating…Read More
By Women’s Health Interactive 4 December, 2019. Retrieved from WOMEN’S HEALTH INTERACTIVE Written By: WHI Featured Writer Medically Reviewed By: Christie Hartman, PhD, Psychology Lead researcher Raquel Peel shares exclusive insights from her study on the 9 ways we self-sabotage our romantic relationships and how we can stop this behavior. It was the Fourth…Read More
A new study suggests nine ways people put their romantic relationships at risk. By Amy Green 19 September, 2019. Retrieved from PSYCHOLOGY TODAY It’s no surprise that difficulties with romantic relationships are a common reason people seek therapy. Because let’s face it, relationships are tough. For some people, finding and getting into relationships is pretty easy; it’s staying in relationships or…Read More
Abstract The term ‘self-sabotage’ is not well defined in the current literature. Self-sabotage is generally explained as a synonym of self-handicapping, which does not fully encompass intrinsic behaviours found in romantic relationships. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the theme of self-sabotage as viewed by practising psychologists. A series of 15…Read More
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This current research project aims to assess how individuals’ differences contribute to self-sabotage in intimate relationships. Several studies are being conducted to investigate how characteristics such as demographics (i.e., age, gender and sexual orientation), relationship factors (i.e., status, duration, quality and stress), adult attachment styles, flirting styles, traumatic experiences and capability to cope with traumatic events can influence self-defeating behaviours. Additionally, studies are being conducted to develop a typology to describe romantic self-sabotours.
This current research project aims to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with provision of high quality training for general practitioners working in rural and remote areas and increase the potential for workforce recruitment. Recommendations towards strengthening health care in underserved communities are considered.