You may have read that narcissists are incapable of change. But growing evidence suggests otherwise. Be prepared with these research-backed methods for figuring out when there’s hope—and when there isn’t.
The most glaring problems are easy to spot, but if you get too hung up on the obvious traits, you can easily miss the subtle (and often more common) features that allow a narcissist to sneak into your life and wreak havoc.
Mark Warden's recent comments about domestic violence reflect our shared confusion and impatience as a society. It doesn't matter whether we're conservatives or liberals, ignorant or well-informed, we all have an instant negative reaction when we see people return to or stay in abusive relationships. How can we understand their choice?
Recent studies on long-term love reveal that partners who feel “very intensely in love” enjoy an active, exciting sex life after 10 years of marriage. Their secret? They touch. They share. They explore. Learn how you can make love last, just like they do, with the power of intention.
When we’re gripped by the terror of neediness, we feel completely out of control. We wonder if any amount of reassurance will ever be enough. How can we understand these moments? More importantly, how can the needy find relief?
Do you want more thrills out of life? Have you lost your spirit for adventure? New research suggests that if you want your mojo back–or just want to find it for the first time–you can start by working on the quality of your connections.
The tactics we use to avoid intimacy can make our relationships more fraught and the world seem like an even more dangerous place. So how do we overcome all these fears and truly trust the people we love?
Once you've built a home, a family, a life together, how do you make sense of the fact that the thrill is–or seems to be–gone? Can security and passion coexist? Or do we inevitably trade excitement for stability when we commit to someone? Do we have to rein in our most powerful impulses to protect the very relationship we've worked so hard to build?
The press is crying hoax and twitter is–well all atwitter–with jokes about the Kardashian-Humphries divorce. But there's good reason to be concerned, and it has more to do with looking at ourselves in the mirror than pointing the finger at Kim Kardashian for her reckless behavior.
It fuels suspense in the greatest novels. It’s a motive for murder. It even has its own color.
Jealousy—the green-eyed monster. Taming it’s not easy, but you’ll find it’s a lot easier if you know what keeps it alive.
We’re not simply passive animals, waiting around for cupid’s dart to hit us between the eyes. Our great gift as humans is that we can take action, reaching out to the world, and to our partners, to stir passion inside ourselves.
The news for couples with kids is generally pretty bleak. We're inundated by messages that children can be the death of a good relationship. That's bad enough. But what's even more troubling is that the reasons cited often ring true.
Blinded by the glow of romantic love (or the love of one's children), we tend to miss the faults, the disappointments, the slights—minor and sometimes even major—in the people we love the most. Now it appears there may be a powerful neurological component to love-blindness.
Romance:Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people Redux: Brought back, return
Romance Redux is dedicated to exploring insights and research that help restore people's sense of choice and control in matters of passion and romance. I'm especially interested in how biology and behavior combine to either help or hinder the experience of passion at all stages of a relationship.