After nine years of friendship and courtship, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29, 2011. It's no secret that daunting challenges lie ahead for the couple. Read More
As the new comedy Dilemma hits movie theaters, I got to thinking about that age-old problem: what to do if you find out your friend's partner is cheating on him or her. In the movie, Vince Vaughn sees his best friend's wife passionately kissing another man. Should he tell his friend? Confront his friend's wife? Become an amateur sleuth to uncover the truth? Read More
The holiday season is typically a time of great stress for many people. You know what I mean - the whirlwind of shopping, gift-giving, holiday parties, cooking, and family gatherings. But what about romance and time alone with your partner? Is it even possible over the holidays? Read More
Theresa came home from work complaining that her boss was making unrealistic demands. Her husband, Phil, immediately told her what she should say to him, how she should approach the subject, and offered ways she might lighten her workload. Theresa felt deflated, as though he hadn't "heard" her. Read More
Love may make the world go ‘round, but disagreements over money can stop even the best relationship dead in its tracks.
My research shows that 7 out of 10 couples report that money causes tension in their relationship. That may be why so many couples avoid the topic entirely - particularly in the early stages of a relationship. Read More
Have you followed the ups and downs of Jake and Vienna from the reality TV series The Bachelor? If so, you've had a ringside seat to the power of jealousy to bring out the worst in a romantic partner - particularly one you've only recently started dating or with whom you have a new relationship. Read More
Many people wrongly assume that using an online dating service is the equivalent of throwing in the towel and screaming, "All right already, I'll do it - I'm desperate!" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate. In fact, research shows that more than 40 million Americans (40 percent of all singles) use online dating services. Read More
When my kids were younger, I comforted their fears after a scary nightmare, dried their eyes when they hurt themselves, and helped with homework and class projects. I brought birthday treats to their classroom. I would call home after school and the two of them couldn't wait to tell me about their day's adventures. They even wrestled to see who would talk to me first. Read More
Without a doubt, the question I'm asked most frequently by people in their fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond is "Am I too old to date?" My answer is always the same: Regardless of whether you are on your own due to death, divorce or a lack of long-term relationships, you definitely are capable of finding a new companion for friendship, marriage or something in between. Read More
The most important step is to figure out how you and your partner can de-stress together. Take time to chill out with your partner for better physical health and a reduced chance of gaining weight. Read More
Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., is an Oakland University professor and research professor at The University of Michigan. more...