Big Love

Are we naturally polygamous, or is monogamy in our nature? Plus: Why people cheat, how monogamy became the new normal, and the pros and cons of keeping the faith—or not.

Friends with Benefits

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Sex is the icing on the cake of friendship.

Coupling and Culture

By Rosemary Joyce Ph.D.
What has marriage been "since the beginning of human history?"

Do Only Fools Rush In?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
The myth about the incompatibility of love and wisdom

The Tension Between Homosexuality and Religion

By Stephen L Salter Psy.D.
The tension between homosexuality and religion

Approaching Power with Humility and Wisdom

By Michael Hogan Ph.D.
Understanding the impact that winning and power has on your brain and behavior

Are You Making Love or Just Having Sex?

By Elliot D. Cohen Ph.D.
Find out what love-making really is and how you can do it.

Are You Falling Out of Love? A Quiz on 10 Warning Signs

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Does less intensity of 'those loving feelings' mean it's time to disconnect?

Committed Relationship: You’re Wired for It

By Marnia Robinson
Pair bonding is a biological program not a cultural construct.

Is Mad Men’s Don Draper a Sex Addict?

By Anne M. Fletcher M.S., R.D.
Does Don Draper belong in sex addiction rehab – does anyone?

Bargaining with Your Adolescent

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Negotiating disagreements with your teenager can teach skills of lasting value

The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

By Eric Anderson Ph.D.
Does being in love lead men to cheat?

Is your company breathing?

By Jake Breeden
Humanizing your company with metaphors is powerful. Get it right.

Weddings, Funerals, Reboots - Capes and Cognitive Dissonance

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
Will cognitive dissonance increase commitment to new comic books or to the old?

Systems of Strengths

By Michael Hogan Ph.D.
On a new approach to understanding and building systems of strengths

The Freud-Jung Rupture and Beyond

By Stephen L Salter Psy.D.
Freud and Jung's modern translation of antiquity.

Mother's Day When Your Father is Gone

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Can mothers and aunts help father our fatherless sons? Should we try?

Fifty Shades of Female Sexuality

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Technology is changing relationships in ways undreamed of just a few years ago.

Low Infidelity, Shock Statistics, and the Forgiveness Factor

By Rita Watson MPH
Why is the Internet hyping cheating statistics?

Never Tell a Woman You Love Her! (Unless...)

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Why some people don’t like hearing “I love you.”

Marriage and Sexual Frustrations: Inevitable or Solvable?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How to voice and resolve marital sexual complaints

Is Marital Faithfulness a Virtue?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Thoughts on the goodness of marital fidelity

What's Wrong With Infidelity?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Once we agree on the terms of a relationship, we must stand by these decisions.

Organize Your Way to More Romance in 9 Steps

By Regina Leeds
Invite more sex, love and intimacy into your life!

6 Marriage Guidelines from Jewish Wisdom Texts

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
What 1500-year-old ideas on sex and love can still guide us now?

Satisfied? Jealous? On Deciding Not to Be Monogamous

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Still jealous even if you agree to not be monogamous?

Discovering the Secrets of Long-Term Love

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
... and one is all about you.

How Polygamy and Affairs Tempt Us, And How to Prevent Them

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Emotional affairs can prove as disastrous as sexual ones. Prevention is key.

The Epidemic of Crude Darwinism

By Stephen L Salter Psy.D.
A destiny prescribed by the misuse of science

Equality Crept Into The Wedding

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R.
We already live in a post-marriage equality era

Relationship Basics 101

By Melissa Orlov
Couples often lose track of the most basic elements of a healthy relationship

Too Sexy for His Cat

By Laura Betzig Ph.D.
Too Sexy for His Shirt?

Impulsivity and "The Little Mermaid Syndrome"

By Shauna H Springer Ph.D.
Be careful of trusting too much, too soon, in matters of the heart.

When Should Parents Intervene in Adolescent Troubles?

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Letting bad problems or choices teach hard lessons is not always the best idea

The Lingering Psychological Effects of Multiple Sex Partners

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
When it comes to the long-term effects of multiple sex partners, less is more

Are Monogamous Relationships Really Better?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Science scrutinizes monogamy

Vulnerability, The Secret To Intimacy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Real connection requires you to be totally open and authentic. Can you risk it?

Out for the Sperm Count

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D.
Are human sperm counts tumbling?

Perfection in Question

By Stephen L Salter Psy.D.
Is being good-enough good enough

My Day Behind Bars

By Mark Rubinstein M.D.
The Jailhouse Lawyer