Toxic Love

Toxic Love

Breaking free of bad relationships.

Why Do Women Fall for Bad Boys?

Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
Why do the wrong men feel so right? A new study offers some answers.

If, When—and How—to End an "OK-But-Not-Great" Relationship

Mark D. White Ph.D.
When do you know it's time to end an unsatisfying relationship?

Love Hurts...Literally!

Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can a broken heart cause actual physical pain? Would aspirin help?

The 7 hardest addictions to quit - love is the worst!

Stanton Peele
Love addictions are the hardest to quit.

Three Little Words You Long to Hear: “It’s their fault.”

Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Avoiding blame feels good now but cripples you later.

Right guy, wrong relationship?10 questions to ask yourself

F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
How do you know if your relationship is working?

Serial Killer Groupies

Scott A. Bonn Ph.D.
The bizarre and compulsive world of those who love serial killers.

When Your Mother Has a Borderline Personality

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
If your mother's love was, and still is, toxic, what are your options?

Toxic Relationships: A Health Hazard

Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Being around a toxic friend, partner, or co-worker can do real damage.

Romance Red Flags

Sophia Dembling
Before you get too cozy, vet your new relationship for these potential problems.

The Problems with the Love Hormone

Alex Korb Ph.D.
How oxytocin is shaped by your parents and wrecks your relationships

Are You Addicted to Doomed Relationships?

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
There's a reason you may always end up with the same kind of partner.

Why Do Women Fall for Serial Killers?

Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Women frequently betray a strong erotic preference for dominant males.

Mur-dar, the Dark Side of the Sixth Sense

Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Some killers have a special instinct for like-minded accomplices.

Romantic Attachment and the Dangers of Social Media, Part 1

Jesse Fox Ph.D.
Attachment predicts whether Facebook will wreak havoc in your relationships.

13 Dating Red Flags for Women

Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
Moving on can be painful, but less so than holding on to a toxic relationship.

The Psychology of Neurotic Romantic Attraction

Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
Are you repeatedly attracted to inappropriate romantic partners?

Bad, Mad Love

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Expert explanations for bad, mad love.

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

Peg Streep
Taking stock is often the first step in healing.

From Romantic Heartache to Something Better

Jill P. Weber Ph.D.
Getting love right, once and for all.