The Petty Little Things

Dirty socks on the floor, the open toilet seat, and dirty dishes in the sink are just petty annoyances. So why do small irritants become big issues?

Getting Better All the Time

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W.
Long-lasting relationships are well worth the effort.

Why Couples Fight

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
You don't fight about what you think.

How to Have a Great Argument

By David Finch
Transform your next dust-up into a meaningful discussion.

Science and The Good Life

By Howard S. Friedman Ph.D.
Stuff happens; how do you explain it?

The Best Midlife Dating Coach? 6th Grade Girls

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Divorced Mom Gets Midlife Makeover from Middle School Girls

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Critical Thinking and Real-World Outcomes

By Michael Hogan Ph.D.
Predicting Real-World Outcomes of Critical Thinking

9 Ways to Live with Your Biggest Fan and Harshest Critic

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Love My Mom, but...

Problem in the Bedroom?

By Donna Barstow
Sometimes you just have to speak frankly to your partner.

Black Sabbath and the Secret of Scary Music

By William Irwin Ph.D.
The Devil's Interval, is evil in the ear of the beholder?

Singlism: Should We Just Shrug It Off?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
If singlism is no big deal, then let's turn the tables.

Turn Down Your Brain’s Worry Center

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Control worrying by controlling your brain's worry patterns

Don't Let Life's Hassles Get You Down

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Everyday hassles can cause more stress than you realize.

Hello, New Author! Did You Just Write My Book?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
What happens when somebody writes about a topic you've claimed as your own?

20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Use these quotes to diffuse button-pushing effects.

Mistakes and Other Upsets: How Do Couples Recover?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Wipe the slate clean with apologies so you can make a fresh start.

Taking Control of the Little Things: Your computer

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
You need to recognize a problem to fix it.

STOP Bugging Me!

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Things that irritate us are very motivating

Constant Complaining: Does It Serve Us Well?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Our everyday complaints add stress and dissatisfaction to our lives.

Dispensing with the Trivial

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W.
Focusing on what really matters is a skill that gets easier as we get older.

7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
7 keys to making your love last

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
People skills to help you stand your ground

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

Sex Wars: How Do Women and Men REALLY Feel About Each Other? (Part One)

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Why we fear the "other."

Anger Disorder (Part Two): Can Bitterness Become a Mental Disorder?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Can Bitterness Become a Mental Disorder?

Don’t Let Life’s Hassles Become Stressors

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Learn to cope with life's everyday stresses!

Sick and Tired of Politics?

By Karen E. Dill-Shackleford Ph.D.
Causes and cures of stress-inducing political coverage.

Break a Perfectionism-Procrastination Connection

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Learn to overcome perfectionism and procrastination simultaneously.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Spiritual Irony as Love Lube

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Partners who can laugh at and with each other have the best medicine