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Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Is the work Christmas party past its sell-by date?

There’s enough potential for making mistakes when we’re with our nearest and dearest over the festive season without adding insult to injury by getting plastered at the office party, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 9 November, 2013

Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families

Over half of all Irish drinkers have a harmful pattern of drinking; don’t be fooled into thinking alcohol misuse is ‘normal’ or has no affect on your personal relationships, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 12 October, 2013

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 5 October, 2013

Column: Relationships and suicide – it’s time we talked to men properly

A report revealing that 78 per cent of men who died by suicide had relationship problems highlights how important it is to take relationship breakdowns seriously, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 1 September, 2013

Column: Beware the passion killers – how to keep the spark alive in your relationship

Passionate love is a complex mix psychological processes, hormones and evolutionary drives – and at some point in every relationship “the spark” flickers. But there are ways to keep it strong, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: ‘Do you want to have children?’ Every couple needs to have this conversation

The decision whether or not to have children is one of the most important decisions of your life, writes relationship counsellor Tony Moore, who says he is amazed at how many couples do not have the discussion.

Sunday 26 May, 2013

Column: Infidelity is an intimate betrayal and dealing with it is a complex process

Why do people cheat? And why does someone stay in a relationship after being betrayed, ridiculed and humiliated? Counsellor Tony Moore explains that dealing with infidelity is an extremely complex and personal thing.

Saturday 11 May, 2013

Column: Gossiping isn’t harmless fun – the damage it causes can be irreversible

Even if you pride yourself on your principles, you may well have been an unsuspecting participant in gossip by repeating other people’s options as fact. It’s hard to overstate how damaging rumours can be, writes counsellor Tony Moore.

Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Does age really matter in a relationship?

While an age difference doesn’t matter initially it can eventually cause problems, writes Tony Moore, who says being in different stages in our lives can be difficult to deal with.

Sunday 7 April, 2013

Column: Men can communicate, just not like women

Men are constantly criticised for ‘not talking’ but they simply communicate in a different way to women; if we want to tackle male suicide we need to tackle their self esteem first, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 31 March, 2013

Column: It can be a crowded nest when you still live at home with your parents

Due to ongoing economic problems the option of leaving the family home to start your own independent life is increasingly being put on the long finger, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: Can a long distance relationship survive?

Economic migration has forced many families to separate, leaving partners and children sometimes on two sides of the world. Tony Moore explains how you can make your relationship work even when you are so far apart.

Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Single on Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone.

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.