There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in In Excess
Love bombing is when someone showers you with attention, promising the world, but when you respond they go cold and stop responding. What do we know about this phenomenon?
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on February 14, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
The act of lovemaking can be a great way to shift from a focus on the destination to one on the journey.
By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Knowledge is power when it comes to sexual violence prevention.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on February 13, 2019 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Just as he (or she) cons victims before abusing them, the predatory pedophile cons himself or herself as well. This leads to a sense of power and invulnerability.
By Taylor Kohut Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Sex Wars
Have you ever wondered why we hate porn so much despite its apparent popularity? A handful of influences shape our thinking.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 12, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study describes the development of a scale for measuring motivations for kissing in romantic relationships.
By Jennie Lannette MSW, LCSW on February 12, 2019 in PTSD Quest
Valentine's Day can cause added stress for some people suffering from PTSD. Here are some tips to help.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Click Here for Happiness
Find out if romantic comedies are hurting your relationships and how to fix it.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on February 12, 2019 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
Not every relationship will withstand the test of time. Some relationships are just stepping-stones on the path to bettering yourself as an individual or finding your true partner.
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 11, 2019 in Minority Report
Why would smart people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos send sexual images and texts to someone other than a spouse? On a wider scale, how does gender impact the reasoning?
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Compassion Matters
Having a critical voice sounding off in our heads during sex is a little like having an extra person in the room judging us and our performance. So, how do we quiet this critic?
By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S on February 11, 2019 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
This blog discusses straight women married to gay men—from the wife's perspective.
If you've been sexually betrayed, what does real recovery and healing look like? What are the words or phrases that should clue you in to entering into trust or more deception?
By Mark B. Borg, Jr, Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA on February 11, 2019 in Relationship Sanity
3 tips for a great Valentine's Day this year, free from distraction, past hang-ups and commercialism.
By Adena Bank Lees, LCSW on February 10, 2019 in From Surviving to Thriving
Want to have great sex? One of the key elements is yours for the taking.
By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on February 10, 2019 in Sex & Sociability
Those who go outside a monogamous relationship give themselves all sorts of reasons for doing so. They are not necessarily the same reasons they give their partner.
By Dena Kouremetis on February 10, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
"When Harry Met Sally," " My Best Friend’s Wedding,"—The debate goes on, can women and men just be friends?
By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC on February 10, 2019 in Married and Still Doing It
Are you divorced and entering the dating scene a decade or two after you last went out for drinks? You are probably wondering about how the sexual game has changed and ....
By Jack Pemment MA, MS on February 08, 2019 in Blame the Amygdala
Being face-to-face with our partner’s genitals is not a passive experience.
By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on February 08, 2019 in Anxiety Files
Sometimes it's difficult to get beyond your partner's past romance. But in order to focus on what you have today, it may be best to leave the past in the past.
By Alec Beall, Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Aesthetics 101
Scrambling for Valentine's Day ideas? Recent research suggests this type of gift has the potential to improve your relationship.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on February 07, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Intimacy requires a conscious intention to make space in our busy lives for the experience...
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Some people believe that marriage is unnecessary and represents disingenuous, empty promises. Deeper reflection reveals why the commitment is so meaningful.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 04, 2019 in Overcoming Pain
Sex hormones are important for more than sex drive; estrogen and testosterone also help with cell growth and maintenance of muscles and bones.
By Rebecca J Cobb Ph.D. on February 03, 2019 in After Commitment
Defining relationship exclusivity might be important, but it might be risky for some couples.