Essential Reads

5 Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

If you want your relationship to last, there are certain relationship styles you should attempt to avoid or at the very least keep to a minimum.

Learning from the First Lovers

By Kaja Perina on March 21, 2017 in Brainstorm
Bruce Feiler, author of The First Love Story, explores the biblical tale that continues to illuminate contemporary unions.

Who's Harder to Buy Gifts for, Men or Women? It Depends!

Who’s harder to buy gifts for, men or women? It depends on who’s doing the giving!
Stockfresh

Is Your Relationship Toxic?

You may not realize your relationship is harming you or be able to leave. Find out the symptoms, whether there's hope for change, and steps you can put into action.

More Posts on Relationships

Sexual Harassment Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Sexual Harassment: Do you know it when you see it? Many people don´t--including the perpetrators.

Recent Research About Millennials' Sex Life

Are more millennials preferring to binge watch on the couch at night rather than having sex? What the latest research tells us about sex and coupledom for the millennial cohort.

Feel Like a Repeating Train Wreck? Learn to See It Coming

Learning when shift out of autopilot and reflect on situations can make the difference between feeling good in yourself and your relationships, and feeling “like a train wreck.”

Empathy: There’s an App For That!

By Sara Konrath Ph.D. on March 14, 2017 in The Empathy Gap
The science behind using mobile phones for good

Thinking About Divorce or Suicide? Stop it! For 6 Months

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on March 14, 2017 in Full Living
Neither divorce nor suicidality is the easy way out, but first we must consider every vehicle, every effort, every courageous act to save what is most precious.

Starting Places for Learning About Good Divorce

By Wendy Paris on March 14, 2017 in Splitopia
From apps to websites to books to classes: my top picks for getting through divorce and managing co-parenting.
Bill Davidow

Why Dogs Don’t Use The Internet

What we can learn from dogs about managing the internet.

Daddy's Little Girl

On the make for married men

Myth: "As Soon As"

There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination.

Love Your Neighbor

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Compassion and kindness expresses an inner freedom. 

The Great Aspie

Loving a partner with Asperger’s can be both challenging and rewarding

Can a Friendship Survive Major Political Disagreement?

Can friends stay friends when they disagree about politics? Here's how strategies like self-determination, curiosity, and respect can help you keep your friendships intact.

Avoiding "Fatal Attractions" in Intimate Relationships

Finding the right partner can be challenging. Picking one who will not annoy you or turn you off in the long run can be even harder. Fortunately, research can help...

What's the Difference Between Friendship and Love?

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 12, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The line between friendship and love is difficult to draw.

Should I leave This Person?

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on March 12, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Frequently, a patient asks me if he/she should leave the person he/she is dating. Usually, that person's friends make that recommendation. I do not usually--for different reasons.

War of the Worlds: Common Enemies

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on March 12, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Orson Wells galvanized America with the alternate truth that we were being invaded by Martians. But do we still need a common enemy to feel united?

Poetry Lights Up Your Brain Like a Favorite Song, fMRI Shows

New research on the link between happy or scary musical cues—and the difference between reading poetry or prose—offer new clues about how the brain responds to music and poetry.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Allocating Resources

Allocation of one's time, money and energy can reflect priorities. When the relationship itself is a primary recipient, behavior underscores powerful messages of love.

Why (Most) Polyamorous People Are Not Out to Steal Your Wife

There are three main reasons polyamorous people are not trying to steal monogamous partners away from their spouses -- consent, skills, and orientation.
Sophia Dembling

The Peculiar Pleasures of Traveling Alone

By Sophia Dembling on March 11, 2017 in The Introvert's Corner
Traveling with other people is fun, but solo travel is a very particular pleasure for introverts.

10 Ways to Use Walks to Teach and Bond With Young Kids

Walks are a perfect way to help children learn concepts and have memorable experiences related to science, language, math, senses, nature, joy, and the community.

Five Forgiveness Exercises for Couples

Do you want a stronger relationship with your partner? If so, you might try these five forgiveness exercises.

3 Mindfulness Tools that Help Parents Bond With Young Kids

Setting specific, clear intentions can help parents create rich, meaningful relationships with kids and partners. Here are 3 creative ways to apply intention to family life.

Heartfelt Apologies 101

By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on March 10, 2017 in Loving Bravely
Love means never having to say "I'm sorry," right? Wrong! Follow these tips for overcoming this common relationship stumbling block.

What Bachelor Nick Viall Teaches Us About Love

Sometimes doing the opposite of what we learn on tv can help us really find love in the real world.

Strong and Kind Negotiation

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 10, 2017 in How To Do Life
An interview with negotiations expert Seth Freeman.

We Need to Talk About Death

Coming to terms with death and dying.

Unloved Daughters and Mourning the Mother You Deserved

By Peg Streep on March 09, 2017 in Tech Support
Recovering from a pain-filled and difficult childhood is a long journey for most but there's one step that's often overlooked or ignored: Grieving for the mother you didn't have.

How to Stop the Break Up-Make Up Cycle

The pain of ending a meaningful relationship can be so great that many go back again and again to the same partner. Here are four ways to stop the break up-make up cycle.

Glenn Mercer's Moment

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Freud claimed that the key to life is both “work” and “love.” In order to be happy, we must develop our own unique interests and achievements.