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By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in The Dance of Connection
Here's why even the best marriages get stuck in too much distance, too much intensity, and too much pain.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Is monogamy natural, and are you any good at it?
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
What role does age play in shaping romantic attraction?
By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in The Political Animal
Serial monogamy often amounts to polyandry.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
Recent studies show that singles have more and better friendships, while married people often leave their friends behind. This phenomenon has serious consequences.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
The measure of a behavior in love relationships should not be whether or not it’s abusive or sarcastic: That sets the bar way too low.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Social Instincts
Research shows that people's partner "types" are shaped by their environment.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
Studies show that marriage has a surprisingly small impact on long term happiness.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Avoid the attitude of, “Connect when and where I want—or not at all.”
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Why do couples take each other for granted, and then suddenly fall back in love when they are about to break up? Research has some answers.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 20, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Research reveals the type of commitment that paves a path to permanence.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in The Myths of Sex
Two psychologists share their advice on improving sexual communication and maintaining a great sex life. They also debunk one of the biggest myths about sex.
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
New research suggests there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to desirable partner qualities.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
In a long distance romance, does absence make the heart grow fonder, or is out of sight out of mind? It apparently depends on thinking, timing, and consistently of contact.
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on March 08, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
Thinking your partner is having unfaithful thoughts may be a reflection of your own extra-dyadic interests.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
Almost all of a couple's conflicts can be resolved once they discuss differences cooperatively and compassionately, rather than competitively.
By Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S on March 05, 2019 in Modern Day Slavery
Child marriage is still legal in the majority of the United States, despite the fact that it is a violation of human rights.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on March 05, 2019 in The Myths of Sex
Two psychologists debunk some common myths and share their research-based insights on developing happier and healthier relationships.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 03, 2019 in Living Single
I didn’t realize it until recently, but for years the ways I talked about my own single life, and the relevant research, was influenced by prevailing narratives about marriage.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Presence of Mind
Defensiveness is an enemy of relationship satisfaction and longevity. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract it.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 24, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research identifies 5 main factors which lead people to go outside their marriages in order to prevent divorce by meeting sexual and emotional needs and avoid marital landmines.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
Falling in love is amazing — but we still need to keep our eyes open.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW on February 13, 2019 in Chronically Me
One in 10 Americans lives with chronic illness. These tips could keep love alive even in the face of illness challenges.
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 Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
A recommendation of the imprinted brain theory is that a monogamous family is best for all concerned in lessening genetic, psychological, and social conflicts.
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