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All About Relationships

Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For some, romantic relationships are the most meaningful element in their lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves. But the ability to have a healthy, loving relationship is not all innate. Failed relationships happen, and most of us have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make them flourish. The good news is that with effort and perseverance, you can learn what you need to know to make your relationship last.



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Relationships Blogs

  • E. Kay Trimberger

    Adoption Diaries

    Adult relationships in adoptive families.
  • Sean M. Horan, Ph.D.

    Adventures in Dating

    A savvy guide to courtship and communication.
  • Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.

    All in the Family

    Mental Illness and Caregiving Across the Generations
  • Jeremy Sherman

    Ambigamy

    Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical
  • Avidan Milevsky, Ph.D.

    Band of Brothers, and Sisters

    The most lasting and enduring of relationships.
  • Amie Gordon

    Between You and Me

    Why some relationships work—and others don't
  • Rob Kendall

    Blamestorming

    Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them
  • Gwendolyn Seidman

    Close Encounters

    From close relationships to online behavior

Relationships Tests

Commitment Readiness

Are you ready to commit?

Love Diagnostics

Does your relationship need a check-up?

Romantic Personality

Are you a romantic or a cynic?

Romantic Space

Are you giving your loved one the space he needs?

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Relationships Blogs

  • E. Kay Trimberger

    Adoption Diaries

    Adult relationships in adoptive families.
  • Sean M. Horan, Ph.D.

    Adventures in Dating

    A savvy guide to courtship and communication.
  • Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.

    All in the Family

    Mental Illness and Caregiving Across the Generations
  • Jeremy Sherman

    Ambigamy

    Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical
  • Avidan Milevsky, Ph.D.

    Band of Brothers, and Sisters

    The most lasting and enduring of relationships.
  • Amie Gordon

    Between You and Me

    Why some relationships work—and others don't
  • Rob Kendall

    Blamestorming

    Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them
  • Gwendolyn Seidman

    Close Encounters

    From close relationships to online behavior
  • Complete Without Kids

    Exploring all facets of childfree living.
  • Susan Pease Gadoua

    Contemplating Divorce

    Whether you should stay or go
  • Dating Decisions

    Exploring turning points in romantic relationships
  • Kelley Quirk, M.A.

    Degrees of Freedom

    Exploring the complexities of modern relationships.
  • Dr. Ana Nogales

    Family Secrets

    How families are changing and not changing in our multicultural computer-centric world
  • Lynne Griffin, R.N., M.Ed

    Field Guide to Families

    Nurturing strong relationships—one issue at a time
  • Finding Love

    A new map of the path to intimacy
  • Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W.

    Fixing Families

    Tools for walking the intergenerational tightrope
  • Gay and Lesbian Well-Being

    Covering issues vital to the psychological health and happiness of gays, lesbians, and their families.
  • Adam Grant, Ph.D.

    Give and Take

    The path from interdependence to success
  • Russel Grieger, Ph.D.

    Happiness on Purpose

    Strategies to create a life you love to live
  • Leslie C. Bell, Ph.D., LCSW

    Hard to Get

    Twenty-something women and the paradox of sexual freedom
  • Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

    Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy

    Merging sense and sensibility in modern relationships
  • Audrey Nelson, Ph.D.

    He Speaks, She Speaks

    A gender communication specialist unravels the mystery of how men and women communicate.
  • Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

    Hope for Relationships

    The whole-person approach to healing
  • Neil Lavender, Ph.D.

    Impossible to Please

    Handling hypercritical people at work and at home
  • Aaron Ben-Zeév

    In the Name of Love

    A philosopher looks at our deepest emotions
  • Katie Gilbert

    Insight Is 20/20

    Exploring the pervasive, and unperceived, patterns that govern our lives
  • John Amodeo

    Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality

    Relationships and mindful living.
  • Irrelationship

    How to Stop Using Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide From Satisfying Ones
  • Gillian Ragsdale

    Kith and Kin

    How nature and nurture shape relationships
  • Angie Hallier

    Life After Divorce

    Strategies for your next best life
  • Duana Welch

    Love Proof

    The science of mating, dating, and relating
  • Deborah Anapol, Ph.D.

    Love Without Limits

    Reports from the relationship frontier
  • Stephen J. Betchen

    Magnetic Partners

    What pulled you together may be pulling you apart.
  • Suzanne Lachmann, Psy.D.

    Me Before We

    Learn to love yourself first
  • Erica Slotter

    Me, You, & Us

    Examining the interplay between our love lives and our identities
  • Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D.

    Meet, Catch, and Keep

    A scientific look at the complexities of romantic relationships
  • Kate Thieda

    Partnering in Mental Health

    Loving someone with mental illness
  • Signe Whitson

    Passive Aggressive Diaries

    Understanding passive aggressive behavior in families, schools, and workplaces
  • Judith Eve Lipton, M.D.

    Pura Vida

    Life in full circle
  • Rediscovering Love

    How to identify behaviors that undermine love—and how to avoid drifting apart
  • Jerry Bruns

    Repairing Relationships

    Building intimacy and joy into your relationships
  • Judy Mandel

    Replacement Child

    A family comes to terms with its haunting past.
  • Schlepping Through Heartbreak

    Making sense and bouncing back when the one you love leaves
  • Sari Cooper, L.C.S.W.

    Sex Esteem

    How to confidently navigate relationship boundaries
  • Shrink Wrap

    What we can learn from the trials and triumphs of celebrity relationships.
  • Sliding vs. Deciding

    Observations on Love, Sex, and Commitment
  • Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., and Charlie Bloom, M.S.W.

    Stronger at the Broken Places

    How challenges can strengthen your relationship
  • Peg Streep

    Tech Support

    Relationships in the digital age
  • Dr. Jeremy Nicholson

    The Attraction Doctor

    How persuasion research can help you get a date
  • Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

    The Dance of Connection

    Rescuing women and men from the quicksand of difficult relationships.
  • Larry Maucieri, Ph.D

    The Distracted Couple

    The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships
  • Judith Orloff, M.D.

    The Ecstasy of Surrender

    The secret key to manifesting power, happiness, and success: letting go.
  • Irene S. Levine, Ph.D.

    The Friendship Doctor

    Send in your friendship questions and quandaries and get expert answers and solutions
  • The Guest Room

    Reports and responses from guest bloggers.
  • Robert Firestone

    The Human Experience

    Creating a more meaningful life
  • The Intelligent Divorce

    And further unorthodox advice on relationships, marriage and parenting
  • The Legacy of Distorted Love

    Recognizing, understanding and overcoming the debilitating impact of maternal narcissism
  • Ryan Anderson and Malcolm Forbes

    The Mating Game

    Investigating the psychology underpinning human relationships
  • Elisabeth Sheff, Ph.D.

    The Polyamorists Next Door

    Exploring the world of consensual non-monogamy
  • Carlin Flora

    Under a Friendly Spell

    How friends influence us, for better and for worse, throughout life.
  • Jen Kim

    Valley Girl With a Brain

    Questioning, like, everything
  • We Are What We Make

    Communication, Relationships, and Meaning
  • Michael Bader

    What Is He Thinking?

    Decoding the male psyche.
  • David J. Ley, Ph.D.

    Women Who Stray

    Notes on the history and current practice of female infidelity