About the Author

David Parker

David Parker

Twitter: mygaytherapist

In 2009, London's 'QX Gay Club Magazine' called David Parker "the ultimate expert in this field." In millennium year 2000 London's Weekly Listing Magazine TIME OUT called him "Clubland’s Therapist", and in 1998 in Stockholm, Sweden, David’s own LGBT Personal Development Programme ‘Queer Love Quest’ was invited by Europride to be the first personal growth programme onto any official Europride itinerary. Trained as a Loving Relationship Training Coach in 1988, David has led seminars on all five continents specialising in Relationship Recovery, Addictions, Codependency and Lifestyle changes. Skype-coaching is his forte, humour his weapon and emotional intelligence his goal for all.

  • Relationship Guyd: Monogamy or Not?

    April 30, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
    A closed or open book? Since the subject of gay marriage is top of the list right now, it feels right to tackle the subject of monogamy, commitment and expectations. Most gay men I know support gay marriage from the position of equality rather than their own desire to be legally bound, but the dream [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd : Tell the Truth Faster

    April 24, 2013, 6:54 a.m.
    Following on from the last blog on Lazy Dating, it makes sense to learn to be authentically yourself, not perform for other people’s needs. Gays have got used to ‘editing’ for years, to protect themselves and others, but telling the truth faster reaps rewards, especially in higher esteem and successful relationships. Way before Brokeback Mountain [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: Lazy Dating

    April 17, 2013, 3:57 a.m.
    Don’t be afraid to show your true colours. The ultimate in lazy dating starts with what I call ‘profile paralysis,’ the art of having nothing to say, but it just can’t be closet voyeurs that have nothing on their profile but ‘Hi’ and ‘just ask.’ Sadly this epidemic of shyness, affecting all age groups, is now [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd : Queer Happiness

    April 2, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
    “You don’t know the meaning of true happiness until you hear 30,000 gay men recognise the opening bars of Dancing Queen,” so wrote a straight journalist, reporting on the Amsterdam GAY GAMES in 1998, for the London Evening Standard. You can imagine the rush, the heartbeat, the sense of belonging, the happiness bred within those [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: Creating Boundaries

    March 20, 2013, 1:31 a.m.
    Compulsive behaviour is not only about sex, chems and the internet, it’s also about losing yourself obsessively in another person, a relationship or the workplace. Codependency, the core of all destructive behaviors, has many differing explanations – here’s one by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse of Nurturing Networks in Ohio USA, she wrote this in 1988 and it [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: New Year Habits

    March 13, 2013, 1:19 a.m.
    As we enter ‘Mad March’ you may want to check out how well you did in changing habits and making resolutions for the New Year. Is it Hallalulah!? Or best not think about it? Likely to be the latter then… Making ‘changes’ needs preparation and prepping takes time. The lust for instant gratification can rule [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: Changing Mr Bond

    March 5, 2013, 4:40 p.m.
    When asked to play the challenging role of James Bond, Daniel Craig said; “It’s not like I was trying to be sexy, but I had to get fit so I was able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did. [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: Fantasy Kidnap

    Feb. 27, 2013, 2:20 a.m.
    Over the past few months two TV programmes; one American, about Hollywood royalty Alfred Hitchcock, and one British, our own regalia ‘Downton Abbey,’ featured aspects of unrequited love, manipulation and control.  ‘The Girl’ an HBO Film, focusses on the director Hitchcock’s obsession with Tippi Hedren, his leading lady in ‘The Birds.’ In ‘Downton’ gay viewers [&hellip
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  • Relationship Guyd: Relationship Karma

    Feb. 19, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
    Sometimes people I don’t know, ask me whether I am in a relationship. When I say no, they look at me with Bambi eyes, more with pity than with pride, and then I say “but I have all kinds of relationships in my life, why should I just focus on ‘the one?’ ” When you [&hellip
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