Getting Closer: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Many of us may think that the way to turn someone into a good friend would be to share personal information or secrets about ourselves. Sharing personal stories aids in helping people to form and maintain emotionally close relationships. Even so, ...

Apr 3

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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This is How Radically Modern Marriage Has Changed

In the past when the shackles of gender inequality limited women’s academic and career achievements, marriage was commonly known to be for economic necessity. With the passing of time that followed a demand for gender equality, swift and radical ...

Mar 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Can Long Distance Relationships Work?

The surge of technology has rendered geographical boundaries irrelevant. Even so, it is still common for one to raise fears and insecurities regarding the sustainability of a long distance relationship? Can a long distance relationship work? If it ...

Mar 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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How Powerful is an Apology?

Be it as a sincere remorse, marker of politeness or for perfunctory purposes, most of us apologise for our wrongdoings. Saying sorry may help to mend broken promises, but have we over-estimated the power of apology?

Mar 25

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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'Phubbing': The Modern Way To Kill Your Relationship

The linguistic blending of phone and snubbing reflects the phenomenon that we commonly see nowadays - phubbing. Snubbing your partner to look at your phone, researchers discover that phubbing is now the swift and silent relationship killer.

Mar 25

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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Our Brains on Love

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains during a surge of affection? Why do we remember all the minute details of our first dates? Our brains do react to love, and current research looks at some interesting facts about our brains when they ...

Mar 11

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

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Using Self-Talk to Save Your Relationship

The best things in life are free! Self-talk is one simple technique that can be used to guide you through difficult times in a relationship and help you see the situation from a new perspective.

Jan 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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The Psychology of Gift-giving

A team of scientists have figured out the secret to giving the perfect Christmas present - and fortunately, it isn't about spending as much as possible. Choosing a present that reflects your personality, and not what you think the receiver would ...

Dec 21

Categories: Other, Relationships & Marriage

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Is Resentment Ruining Your Marriage?

There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems in a marriage such as emotional detachment and a lack of sexual intimacy seldom develop overnight. ...

Dec 19

Categories: Anger Management, Relationships & Marriage

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5 Faces of Toxic Relationships - The Critic, Passive Aggressor, ...

As humans, we can read all the brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet so many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are often scared to speak up to those who produce toxic vibes and are even more fearful of leaving ...

Nov 30

Categories: Antisocial personality, Personality problems, Relationships & ...

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The Reality of Hook Up Culture

Adults seem to think we're all sex-crazed emotionless teenagers who have traded relationships for one-night stands, long conversations for heart emojis, romantic dinners for Tinder dates. Hundreds of people (most of whom happen to be over 30) have ...

Nov 12

Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & Marriage, ...

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Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 ...

New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...

Oct 22

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...

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Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Having a happy spouse could be good for your health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Sep 28

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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