Essential Reads

What to Do When You Feel Someone Pulling Away

By Kira Asatryan on February 09, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
The pain of a partner pulling away is real. Here’s how to maintain your sanity.

Narcissism and the Myth of Invincibility

People whose narcissism leads them to believe in the myth of their own invincibility may be setting themselves up for a pretty hard fall.

Violence and Valentine's Day

By Ben Michaelis Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in The Creative Imperative
Can St. Valentine stop the violence?

Sisters Choosing Him for Themselves

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
Research shows that women value physical attractiveness more when choosing a partner for themselves than for a sister.

More Posts on Relationships

We Are Polarized: Politically and Psychologically

Democracies are politically polarized because people are psychologically divided, too.

Erased by Your Partner: Stories of "Perspecticide"

Disappearing into your relationship? Perspecticide is one way controlling people force their viewpoints onto their partners.

The 3 Most Important Words for Valentine's Day

Do you have all the right moves for Valentine's Day? Before you take out your wallet, find out how three simple words can save you more than just a few bucks. Hint: Not I love you.

Loving Valentine's Day While Divorced or Single

By Wendy Paris on February 09, 2016 Splitopia
We can enjoy this holiday by expanding our notion of love. Rather than ignoring it or making cynical remarks, take an open-hearted attitude and celebrate love more broadly.

Love and the Fear of Loss

Love is magnificent to experience and incredibly painful to lose. This very reality may leave you guarded against love; but you have the power to open back up to it.

A Piano Tuner's Tempo

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 How To Do Life
Romancing an introvert.

7 Steps to a Guiltless Breakup From a Narcissist

Labeling the other person as pathological to justify leaving them is one way to avoid intimacy. We don’t see how we repeatedly transform each other into what we don't want.

Love After 50: 5 Tips for Finding Love Later in Life—or Now

Looking for someone to hug? To hold? To cherish and to cherish you?

Can People Fall in Love Through Text Conversation?

By Kira Asatryan on February 08, 2016 The Art of Closeness
The answer, according to one study, is “probably not.” Learn why!

Are You Ready to Commit?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 Rediscovering Love
Men and women have new ways of looking at what commitment means for them. Here are some “readiness” guidelines to help decide whether a long-term relationship is for you.

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine’s Day? You’re missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with others can lead to happiness, health and fulfillment.

Analysing and Managing your Boss

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 A Sideways View
How smart is your boss? What is their personality profile? What really motivates them at work? The more you know about him or her the easier it is to manage them.

When You're Hot, You're Hot

Living at the mercy of a hot temper is miserable for everyone.

Struggling in Your Love? Take This Toxic Relationship Quiz!

Take this quiz to see how toxic thoughts may be impacting your relationship.

Listening to Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Sometimes listening to your heart can be a recipe for heartbreak.

Hey CDC, You Forgot About Dads!

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Home Base
It's important to protect infants from alcohol exposure. But it's not the sole responsibility of women.

Is Our Childhood Really to Blame for Everything?

In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.

What is Your Partner’s Relationship Attachment Style?

In romantic relationship, most couples have degrees of four attachment styles. What are yours and your partner's?

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself

So Your Partner Is Controlling. Now What?

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Friendship 2.0
Here's how to figure out what to do when you discover your partner meets the criteria.

Hugh Jackman: What Makes A Marriage Strong?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Shrink Wrap
What are the four key ingredients in a successful marriage?

Alone Together and Going Downhill

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Play in Mind
Skiers who tune in tune out of the social side of skiing; insulated and cocooned this way, they miss attunement itself—a vital communal component of play.

How to Meet and Confer With Your Child

When was the last time you embraced your adult child and told him or her they are loved? Do they know you respect them and hold them in high regard? Do you listen for feelings?

Will You Fall in Love ‘Online’ This Valentine’s Day?

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Love, Digitally
What has to happen for us to fall in love? Do we like people more because we disclose to them?

The 5 Quickest Ways to Kill Your Relationship

By Kira Asatryan on February 04, 2016 The Art of Closeness
Is your relationship sliding downhill fast? Learn the behaviors that are causing the decline, and the quickest remedies to keep your love alive.

Yes, Just 10 Minutes a Day Can Turn Your Life Around

This simple exercise creates a positive feedback loop of better physical and mental health.

Healing Through a Break-Up

We have all been through breakups, but that doesn't make them any easier. Allow yourself to grieve and let the pain out.

Practicing the Art of Living

When we commit to love relationships we do not renounce our individual powers; we do not give ourselves away. Instead, we build those selves.

The Central Challenge of Management

By Victor Lipman on February 03, 2016 Mind of the Manager
I once worked for a Chief Marketing Officer who above all liked to hire Psychology majors. What did he know about an effective mindset for business?

4 (More) Solid Tips for Getting Your Relationship Unstuck

By Marty Babits on February 03, 2016 The Middle Ground
Can Jan and Evan's jealousy problem be solved through improved communication?