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Relationships are important. Time is short. Get it right.
Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D.
Attraction is the start of any romantic relationship. Find out what classic psychology research knows about five key factors that help bring people together.
Relationships are complicated. You don't want to be alone, but you also don't want to settle. Should you stay or should you go?
Feeling bored in your relationship? Research provides insight into the best strategies for reigniting the spark and bringing back the excitement.
In relationships, no one likes to fight. But avoiding those arguments is doing more harm than good. Conflict and communication are essential for strong and healthy relationships.
Navigating college relationships can be challenging. Knowing some key findings from relationship science makes it easier to avoid mistakes and help build strong relationships.
Proposing marriage requires a leap of faith. To increase the chances of success, it's important to follow research-based "rules of engagement."
Your relationship partner needs to feel understood. Being a better listener is the secret to better relationship communication.
What if there were 15 simple yes-or-no questions, based on research findings, to help you make sense of your relationship? Maybe there are.
In relationships, partners need to support each other. But not all support is created equal, and invisible support is often more helpful.
Have you ever wondered whether what you and your partner argue about is normal? Research offer a glimpse into what other couples fight about.
There's a lot of relationship "common sense" out there that isn't necessarily accurate.
Research finds that hearing your mom's voice—not just texting her—has important benefits.
It's hard to know if you're in a good relationship. But are doubts natural, or a red flag? Learn to identify relationship imposter syndrome and combat it using these 4 insights.
In a relationship, it's too easy to fixate on the imperfections. But neglecting to credit what's working is a major blind spot that can undermine a strong connection.
Cheating is the ultimate betrayal. Why would anyone do it? Research has identified eight key motivations.
New research explores genes' role in gratitude, trust, forgiveness, and marital satisfaction.
What does your relationship's future hold? Research has explored the most common reasons to stay and to go.
Everyone deserves a great relationship, not just any relationship. It’s easy to know what you want, but much more difficult to know what you have. Relationship science can help.
No one wants to settle, so what's the solution? It's not what you think. Demanding "only the best" can backfire and result in losing the great relationship that you had all along.
Not only can daily mindfulness exercises help you, but your partner and your connection as well.
These 7 research-based and actionable resolutions will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead.
A better relationship future requires learning from our past. This 5-step review helps us build a strong foundation for next year by revealing what’s working and where to improve.
Breakups are tough, so it's natural to want to get back together. But what does the desire to rekindle a past relationship say about you?
Deciding whether to end a relationship is a big deal. But there's a surprisingly easy way to help you decide: Flip a coin. Though it seems ridiculous, it's revealing.
Dating follows predictable patterns. But what happens when men and women go off script? When roles are reversed, the results can be unexpected.
When you look into your relationship’s future, do you see marriage or will things fizzle out? Rituals provide a deceptively simple glimpse that may reveal your fate.
Flirting is confusing. But by learning more about the science of flirting you may be a little more effective at sending and interpreting the subtle signals.
No one wants to pick the wrong partner, but some people may be especially prone to it. New research show how falling in love too easily can lead to bad decisions.
Ending an engagement is a big decision. What leads people to do it, and what steps can you take to avoid a similar turn of events?
There are lots of reasons why people cheat on a partner. But it may all start with biology. Could our testosterone or estrogen levels actually impact infidelity?
Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. is the author of Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship...and How to See Past Them.