Valentine’s Day ABC Radio Interview

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Afternoons with Katherine Feeney ABC Radio Interview – Afternoons with Katherine Feeney talking with Raquel Peel on the topic of Valentine’s Day Love, Relationships and Sabotage. Download interview here

Dating apps only reinforce bad relationship habits.

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 […]

9 Ways We Self-Sabotage Our Relationships And How To Stop.

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 […]

Defining romantic self-sabotage: A thematic analysis of interviews with practicing psychologists.

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 […]

Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship?

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 […]

Why we sabotage romantic relationships — and what we can do about it.

By Daniella Balarezo 16 May, 2019. Retrieved from TED.COM By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community; […]

The Romantic Self-Saboteur: How do people sabotage love?

Abstract There is a distinct lack of knowledge to explain why some people, having successfully initiated a relationship, embark upon a path to certain dissolution of that engagement. Research looking at self-sabotage provides some answers. However, no measure exists to test self-sabotage in romantic relationships. This study investigated key self-sabotaging behaviours implemented in romantic relationships […]

Why do we sabotage love? | TEDxJCUCairns2018

For many, love is failing as a lot of us are guilty of self-sabotage! Raquel Peel studies romantic relationships. In a poignant, deep, and insightful talk, she shares the results from her research and her own journey of self-sabotage. This talk will instigate you to turn the lens on yourself and your own behaviours in […]

Mental health diagnoses and relationship breakdown: Which is the chicken and which the egg?

Abstract Clients in therapy are typically diagnosed with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. However, recent statistics show that romantic relationship difficulties are one of the most common reasons for people to seek counselling in the first place. A series of 15 semi-structured interviews with psychologists around Australia revealed that romantic relationship difficulties […]