As much as we might love our partners, sometimes they drive us crazy! Do you know the best way to communicate with your partner to get them to change their behavior? It turns out that their mental health matters when picking how to discuss problematic behaviors.
How do you react when your partner does something that makes you feel hurt or rejected? In these situations, you can either protect yourself or seek connection with your partner. Read on to find out which behavioral option is best for your relationship and which strategy you may be more likely to choose.
Mis-matched feelings of sexual desire are an incredibly common problem in relationships today. Sometimes you're in the mood and your partner isn't, sometimes it's the other way around. Brand new research has investigated how people with different relationship motivations handle these dilemmas to find sexual and relationship satisfaction.
Most of us have an image in our head of what our ideal romantic partner is like. Do you think that our ideal preferences actually matter for who we choose to be with and whether our relationships last? Relationships researchers are discovering that these findings are actually quite complicated!
Many people see Valentine's Day as an opportunity to spice up their relationships. It turns out that social psychologists have identified a really easy way to do just that - engage in novel and exciting activities together! Read more about this simple way to inject excitement back into your relationship.
We know a lot about what helps individuals attain their goals, like keeping their new year's resolutions. In recent years, we've also started learning a lot about how our close relationships can help or hinder us in our goal pursuits.
I recently watched the reality series, "Married at First Sight," on the FYI network. At first I was skeptical, but as the show progressed I found myself predicting whether or not the couples in the show would stay together based on established relationship theories. Turns out the existing research pretty accurately captured the things that worked and didn't for each couple
We know that how we talk to our partners matters. Recent research has shown that greater similarity between romantic partners with regard to the structure of the language they use predict greater likelihood of being interested in a potential partner and greater stability in ongoing romantic relationships.
Breaking up is an upsetting experience even in the best of circumstances. This post takes a look at things that you can do for yourself that can help you to feel better after the end of a romantic relationship.
In this day and age, we have high expectations for marriage. Our spouses are supposed to be our best friends, co-pilots in everyday life, solid supporters of our dreams, passionate lovers, and so on. What if we are burdening our relationships beyond what they were meant to carry?