Essential Reads

Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

Treat your body well and it will reward you throughout your life

Intimate Relationship Dynamics

It feels as if you're in a movie whose screenplay you didn't write.

7 New Books to Read This Fall

The best new titles on psychology

Doing Good Makes Life Meaningful

How putting others first can give your life purpose

Recent Posts on Relationships

Doing Good Makes Life Meaningful

How putting the needs of others may make your life more meaningful

Why Narcissists Try to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

It’s never pleasant to be the target of an insult. However, before you let an insulting remark get the better of you, stop and consider who’s doing the insulting. It’s likely that it’s just a narcissist, trying to feel better by making you feel bad.

Parenting an Alienated Child

Parenting an alienated child is a labor of love

Emotional Generosity

Here's Why We Need More Emotion In Our Relationships

Who Is Living with Whom?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 25, 2015 in Living Single
Alongside the well-known increase in the number of people living alone is another very different and less heralded trend – people who are living with all sorts of other people who are not their spouse or romantic partner.

Are You Trapped in a Divorce Storm?

Find the best professionals you can who will guide you through the process and help you navigate the stormy weather ahead.

Where Do We Draw the Line with Office Romance?

Many organizations ask themselves where the line is between “none of our business” and “hurts our business.”

How to be a Groomsgal

Marriage equality is not just for "the gays." Wedding ceremonies and customs are evolving for all couples.

Cheating Ethically?

By Isadora Alman MFT on August 24, 2015 in Sex & Sociability
I can think of no circumstance in which cheating of any klind can be ethical. Can you?

How the "Bonding Potion” Oxytocin May Cure Anorexia Nervosa

Oxytocin is widely known as the bonding hormone for its effects on love and lust between two people in a relationship. Many studies have been performed to determine whether this love potion can aid in psychological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and depression.Oxytocin is making a big impact in science and is currently being researched to treat eating disorders.

Which Five Powerful Self-Beliefs Motivate Donald Trump?

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Motivate!
Research indicates most people are unable to articulate their own motives. Accurate detection of motivation is even more challenging when assessing others. Do you really know what motivates billionaire Donald Trump?

What Men Want

By Ryan Anderson on August 24, 2015 in The Mating Game
Men are only interested in sex right? There's more to it than you think

Pursue an Artistic Career? Advice for You and Parents

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 23, 2015 in How To Do Life
Careers as writer, actor, artist, musician are seductive but when are they worth the risk?

Groovin’ on Movin’: A Model for Movement

Kate McFetridge, US silver medalist in the 2015 Pan American games, hopes to row for the US Olympic team in 2016. Join us at Vesper Boat Club as she teaches Ava, 9 and Sara, 5,how to avoid pediatric obesity and grow to adulthood intelligent, beautiful, and groovin' on movin".

5 Surprising Reasons Relationships Fail

Much has been written about reasons why relationships fail. Incompatibility, different priorities, and poor communication are just a few of the causes of relational dissolution. At the same time, there are some couple characteristics which, although seemingly positive at first, can ruin a relationship down the line. Here are five surprising reasons relationships fail...

The Secret of Behavioural Control

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 23, 2015 in In Control
It’s our own private collection of goals that determines what will be sticks and carrots for each of us.

Dear Beach-Going Friends...

Will someone think the patterns on my bathing suit secretly spell out the phrase “Do not resuscitate”?

Great Relationships Require Hard Work, But Not Forever

Relationships, we think, should not have to be this hard. Well, that’s true. They shouldn’t be relentlessly difficult, at least not on a permanent basis, otherwise who, other than a masochist would consciously choose to live in a state of perpetual struggle.

Thank You For Not Sharing

By Nick Luxmoore on August 22, 2015 in Young People Up Close
Young people have to learn that there are degrees of privacy, that not sharing is normal.

Why Some People Are Just as Happy Being Single

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Close Encounters
Much research has suggested that married people are happier than singles, but it’s not clear if marriage actually makes people happy, and it isn’t always the case that marriage is related to greater happiness. New research shows how the goals we have in our relationships are tied to whether or not we’re happier when we’re coupled.

Five Steps to Improved Parenting

This single father is raising two stellar teenagers on his own using a technique he calls "The 4 C's". No small feat for any parent, much less one who suffers from service-related post-traumatic stress due to 3 tours in the Middle East. We can all learn from what he has to share.

Friendervention - That Awkward Moment we Confront a Friend

Sometimes, an all-out “friendervention” is the last hope for that friend in the group whose behavior drives everyone else a little too crazy.

The World's Most Expensive Sunglasses

If you lose some of your sunglasses, you might be happier.

Young Men and Bad Sex: Women Are Being Shortchanged

By Rita Watson MPH on August 21, 2015 in With Love and Gratitude
Too many smart women are being shortchanged by sexually inadequate and callous men. Can men learn the art of loving just as a seal can learn to balance a ball on its nose?

For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Help

By Richard Taite on August 21, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent of Americans have a pet. Most of those who have a companion animal have a dog.

Want Your Relationship to Work? Give Up Yelling

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in Emotional Fitness
By giving up yelling, you are giving a gift to those around you, and you are giving a gift to yourself, because yelling actually sends uncomfortable feelings throughout your brain and body. Now you can relax and enjoy your days, knowing that you have removed this destructive habit.

Is Technology Ruining Romance?

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 21, 2015 in The First Impression
Forget those handwritten letters or poems written to you by lovers.

Sometimes I Hate Him

By Joseph A Shrand M.D. on August 21, 2015 in The I-M Approach
The I-M Approach is a strength based model of radical acceptance applied as easily to psychiatry and addiction as to every day life. This is the first of a series of stories inviting discussion from the readers about this model of care and approach to life in general. It is based on our human desire to be valued, and what can happen when we worry that we are not.

The Same Old You, the Same Old Us

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 21, 2015 in On Having Fun
I think, my love, that this is the gift we give to each other getting old together. Me, being this old self – the self that I always was – with you the same old you that I so thoroughly fell in love with: we becoming evermore so totally in play.

Is It Love Or Is It Confusion?

Stimulating and exciting features of a relationship can motivate you to ignore the warning signs that it won't meet your needs.