Why Do we Sabotage Love? A Thematic Analysis of Lived Experiences of Relationship Breakdown and Maintenance.

Abstract Although many individuals are searching for love, failure can often be the expected outcome. A previous study investigated self-sabotage in romantic relationships and explored how psychologists in practice understand this phenomenon. A repertoire of self-sabotaging behaviors was identified by practitioners, with possible reasons as to why this occurs. The present study was the first […]

Interview with Raquel Peel. ABC Drive Radio with Adam Stephen.

ABC Drive Radio with Adam Stephen 1 July 2020 Retrieved from abc.net.au ABC Drive with Adam Stephen. Tune in to the sound of North Queensland. The day’s news, the best music and lively conversations. Excerpt from the program broadcasted on 1 July 2020. Interview with Raquel Peel started at 20.30. https://www.raquelpeel.com/wp-content/uploads/Drive-with-Adam-Stephen.mp3 Listen to full Episode […]

Rebuilding relationships impacted by pandemic

A RECENT survey from Relationships Australia revealed that a large percentage of people felt their romantic relationships were negatively impacted by coronavirus. Story by Cassandra Glover 9 June, 2020. Retrieved from The Chronicle Subscriber only Psychology and counselling lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland Raquel Peel said the survey showed 55 per cent of […]

Singles turn to digital love in time of isolation.

It would seem the last thing anyone would be doing during COVID-19 isolation is setting up a dating profile, but according to new data, dating apps experienced a surge in users. Story by Samtui Selave 15 May, 2020. Retrieved from The Queensland Times In April the average number of messages sent daily across dating apps […]

Interview with Raquel Peel. Relationships in Lockdown.

University of Southern Queensland – Australia 3 April, 2020. Retrieved from Univeristy of Southern Queensland Facebook Page To keep the spark alive … you don’t have to burn the house down  As University of Southern Queensland – Australia’s Raquel Peel explains …

Interview with Raquel Peel. Surviving a Lockdown.

If you’re both working from home, and with nowhere to go out to in the evenings, there’s a chance you might start to get on each other’s nerves. Interview: Breakfast with Andrew “Bear” 8 May, 2020. Retrieved from 2NM Breakfast Radio https://www.raquelpeel.com/wp-content/uploads/raquel-peel-surviving-a-lock-down.mp3 Perhaps it’s happening already? Joining me talk about how we avoid relationship problems while […]

Interview with Raquel Peel. Singles Find Creative Ways to Date during the Pandemic.

ABC 24 — Weekend Breakfast Retrieved from ABC 24 – Weekend Breakfast Description Johanna Nicholson and Fauziah Ibrahim bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, speak to medical professionals and public health experts and look at the far-reaching impact on people, the economy and how we live. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW Love in the […]

The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford: How To Avoid Self-Sabotage In Relationships.

Do you sabotage relationships that have potential? Are you risk averse? Do you commit too quickly or are you passively going along with the relationship continuing? Podcast with Dr Margaret Rutherford 9 April, 2020 Retrieved from Stitcher Today we’re talking about several ways you can sabotage a relationship’s potential or you can end in a […]

The coronavirus lockdown could test your relationship. Here’s how to keep it intact (and even improve it).

A Queensland relationships expert who has researched extensively into “why individuals get into a cycle of continually failing at relationships” believes she has identified a key reason.. By Raquel Peel 14 February, 2020. Retrieved from The Conversation With the raft of social distancing measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus, you may be spending more time […]

Valentine’s Day: Psychology researcher outlines possible reasons for relationship failures.

A Queensland relationships expert who has researched extensively into “why individuals get into a cycle of continually failing at relationships” believes she has identified a key reason.. By Warren Barnsley 14 February, 2020. Retrieved from 7 News Psychology researcher Raquel Peel, from the University of Southern Queensland, believes many of those unlucky in love are “self-sabotaging”. […]