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By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Conscious Communication
Do you want to help your partner cope better with stress in their lives? Learn how to engage in dyadic coping to improve your relationship and lower stress.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Most people know the value of having close relationships. A new study on personal growth shows these relationships matter more over time.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in The Myths of Sex
What does your use of emojis say about your sex and dating life? More than you might think, according to new research.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Do you jump to conclusions when you see a young woman with a much older paramour? Here are some facts that might surprise you.
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in The Mindful Self-Express
Couples often get stuck in negative communication cycles. Read about 6 tools that couples therapists use to help you have difficult conversations and resolve conflict.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 11, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
If you have ever thought, “She's too old for him,” consider: according to whom? When it comes to younger men dating older women, research reveals the truth behind typecasting.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
We all need friends we can count on when life is swinging or we're dangling. But the magic number to reap those benefits may be smaller than you think.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
In romantic relationships, age is more than just a number. Research has explored how age-gap dating is linked to relational success, stigma, and stereotypes.
By Assael Romanelli Ph.D. on August 08, 2019 in The Other Side of Relationships
The money power dynamic is always at play in intimate relationships. If ignored, it can lead to a wide range of negative consequences. These three steps can help you avoid them.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on August 08, 2019 in Stretching Theory
Do you pay too much when you pay nothing? While it is rational to minimise financial spending, people often overlook the hidden costs of seemingly "free" items.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in In Practice
Guilt and shame about money can hold people back from making important financial decisions.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in Talking Apes
New research shows that our impressions of our partner’s personality come from a mixture of accurate perceptions and cognitive biases.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
For some people, lying is so common that you can never trust them. New research shows how the liars in your life are motivated by the belief that lying is easy.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in In the Name of Love
People sometimes think that by finding the perfect person, they will find their perfect partner. They are wrong. Suitability, not perfection, is the name of the romantic game.
By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC on August 04, 2019 in Married and Still Doing It
For people going through cancer, sex can be a powerful affirmation of aliveness – many patients say it is one of the most important markers for their quality of life.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
What does long-term marriage have to offer that we don't get with the freshness of youth and newness? How can we keep it meaningful as it gets older?
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE on August 04, 2019 in The Polyamorists Next Door
How can consensual nonmonogamy act as a pathway to personal growth?
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on August 04, 2019 in Communication Success
How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Would you tell a pregnant woman to put out her cigarette? Or put down her glass of wine? Why well-intentioned wisdom is not always well received.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Living Single
When women say they don’t want kids, do they end up not having any? A groundbreaking study answers many questions about the life paths of women who never have kids.
By Meg Selig on August 01, 2019 in Changepower
What are the "secondhand harms" of drinking? Find out how drinking can be hazardous to your health, whether you drink or not.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Animals and Us
Why is an American four times more likely to live with dog than a person in Switzerland? And are there "cat nations" and "dog nations?"
By Marisa T. Cohen PhD, CPLC on August 01, 2019 in Finding Love: The Scientific Take
Cookie jarring is a new term being used to describe a dating behavior in which someone is being held on reserve as his/her partner pursues other options.
By Omri Gillath Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in All We Need Is Love
Unless we start paying attention, technology may rob us of our beloved relationships.
By Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in Think Well
The notion that opposites attract is true if we're talking about atomic particles and magnets. In the world of intimate relationships, however, similarity is the binding force.
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