Skills Taught in Couples Therapy That All Couples Can Benefit From

We often think of marital therapy as a last resort. We assume that only couples with “serious” issues should seek it. We assume that only couples in dire straits can benefit. But all couples can enhance their relationship by learning the skills ...

Oct 8

Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage


The Biggest Threat to a Marriage

In order to keep the peace, many spouses try to ignore their upset feelings about their partner’s behavior. Doing this will lead to a building up of resentment and creation of emotional distance.

Sep 28

Categories: Couple Counseling, Ending a relationship issues, Marital Counseling, ...


A psychologist reveals 'the single biggest predictor of human ...

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically ...

Sep 25

Categories: Friendships, Happiness, Relationships & Marriage


Nostalgia Helps You Make and Keep Friends

New research shows that nostalgia does more than make people feel good. It also motivates people. More specifically, nostalgia inspires individuals to strive to improve their social lives.

Sep 16

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage


Sexual arousal has a similar effect on men's and women's risk-taking

When it comes to condom use among heterosexual couples, there's evidence that women are often expected to be the sensible ones, in terms of raising and enforcing the issue. A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour suggests this ...

Sep 5

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy


Women more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not non-marital ...

Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Sep 2

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage


Ashley Madison and the psychology of cheating and apologizing

You entered your significant other's email into one of those searchable databases of the hacked Ashley Madison accounts -- just, you know, to check. And there it was. Or maybe it's your email address that was found among the 37 million others ...

Aug 25

Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & Marriage


Hookup or commitment? Study finds relationship intentions influence ...

After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a ...

Jul 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


7 Steps to a Meaningful Relationship

Whether it’s a relationship with a family member, a friend you haven’t seen in sometime or an acquaintance, the need for meaningful relationships is fundamental in our lives. Here are 7 steps that will help you create and sustain these in your ...

Jun 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


The Secret to Happiness in Your Relationship May Be a Smile

We know that laughter can be, if not the best, at least great medicine for your personal health. However, what you may not be aware of are the many benefits to your relationship’s health of sharing a smile, if not a laugh.

Jun 16

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


3 Damaging Assumptions We Make in Our Relationships

Everyone makes assumptions in romantic relationships. And these assumptions can get us into trouble. That’s because we create explanations for another person’s behavior without knowing if that interpretation is actually correct. And often it ...

Jun 10

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Accept the Influence of Your Partner for a Happy Relationship

Given that 69% of any couple’s disagreements are most likely unresolvable, learning how to navigate these conversations in a mutually satisfying way is essential to the longevity and health of any couple relationship. One of the important keys for ...

Jun 4

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


The dating jungle: how men and women see each other when online ...

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and ...

May 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


The #1 Skill That Can Help You Have A Great Marriage

What can make a marriage work is surprisingly simple. Happily married couples aren't smarter, richer, or more psychologically as­tute than others. But in their day-to-day lives, they have hit upon a dynamic that keeps their negative thoughts and ...

May 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Laughing Causes People to Share More

Strangers sharing intimate autobiographical details. Will you? How did they manage to willingly share? New research suggests that laughter causes one to disclose more about themselves.

Apr 11

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia