Essential Reads

Are You in Love?

What does love and being in love look like?

Why Are Crowded City Dwellers Living the Slow Life?

The big city means the fast life, unrestricted sexuality, street gangs, and hordes of uncaring people. Right? Maybe not, according to a recently published series of studies.

Boost Your Sex Appeal in Four Extraordinary Ways

Ordinarily, to boost your sex appeal you alter your physical appearance, but try these extraordinary strategies, no physical alterations required!

Unloved Daughters and the Culture of Shame

By Peg Streep on June 23, 2017 in Tech Support
Shame plays many roles in an unloved daughter's life, especially on the road to recovery when the cultural notion of filial obligation becomes yet another obstacle.

More Posts on Relationships

Getting Over a Grudge: The Case of Taylor and Katy

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on June 19, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
Wrong or right, does it matter?

My Relationship Ended. Now What?

None of us are taught how to grieve "right." After a breakup, it's important to give grief its due so we can heal, move on, and open up to love again.

Reflections on a Father's Day Mystery and Its Impact

Why did he run away from the orphanage at 14 and hop freight trains across Canada? What led him to settle into a life that sought security but harbored unfulfilled dreams?
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Dangerous Things Kids Do

Adolescents seek out novelty and excitement as they explore their sense of identity, which leaves them vulnerable to dangerous trends and people.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Pitching In

In a situation requiring an extra hand, pitching in offers ways to show love.

Breakthrough or Breakup

A breakdown is a usually unexpected interruption in a relationship that leaves one or both people feeling, upset, angry, disappointed, hurt, or in some way incomplete.

Memoirs: Learning Too Late About Our Dad’s Military Life

In writing a memoir about growing up with Italian grandparents, I came to see all the questions we might have asked about our father.

A Meditation on Love and Loss

Can Laurie Anderson teach us about love and loss?

How Accurate Are You at Judging Personality?

Do you consider yourself a good judge of personality? New research provides clues on how to improve this important asset.

Is Your Partner Facebook Cheating?

When your partner is a friend, fan, or follower of a romantic rival, how does such divided attention impact your relationship?
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A Roadmap to Helping an Addicted Loved One Enter Treatment

By Michael Ascher M.D. on June 16, 2017 in Unhooked
Effective tips to help a loved one seek treatment for a substance use problem.

The Psychology of the Bachelor Party

By Neel Burton M.D. on June 16, 2017 in Hide and Seek
What do they mean and why have they become so popular?

Are You at Risk for an Emotional Online Affair?

Committed partners should not seek emotional fulfillment online. Telling yourself you are “just looking” online puts you at risk for becoming emotionally attached to what you see.

I Ching: Intentional Meaningful Coincidences

Create your own coincidences by tossing the coins and turning to the designated page in the I Ching.

Getting Straight About Love and Hate

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in Ambigamy
We say we have love, not hate, in our hearts. It's not that simple.

Wonder Woman: How I Wish

By Madelon Sprengnether on June 16, 2017 in Minding Memory
Who hasn’t seen “Wonder Woman” yet? If you haven’t, I urge you to go. I was entranced by the movie and how it speaks to us all.

Surviving Father's Day

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on June 15, 2017 in Social Lights
Strategies for coping with father loss.

Pull In-Push Away Intimacy

Learn about your partner’s definitions of intimacy.

You Are Not Alone

Are we separate, autonomous beings, or do we operate more like a hivemind?

The Demisexual Phenomenon

When sexual attraction comes only after establishing an emotional connection over time...

Should You Throw a Divorce Party?

By Wendy Paris on June 15, 2017 in Splitopia
Increasingly, people are seeking a way to honor their marriage, even as they end it.

How to Recover From an Online Emotional Affair

Recovery from an online affair requires disabling more than an Internet connection. To rebuild relational trust, a straying partner must disable online emotional connections.

What to Do About Deep Loneliness Post-Divorce

Are you feeling like your social life has disappeared since your divorce? Here are three simple steps you can take to feel less lonely and make new friends.

Four Possible Explanations for Online Dating Rejection

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on June 15, 2017 in Love, Digitally
Anonymity and the fleeting nature of a hook-up culture may lead to ghosting.

Blindness Fetishes Explained

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 15, 2017 in In Excess
Amaurophilia is a sexual paraphilia where the individual derives sexual pleasure and arousal by a partner who is blind. But what else do we know about this rare sexual behavior?

The Good-Enough Daughter: Is it Okay?

In assuming a caretaking role for a family member, we must accept that everyone has limitations (us as well as the recipient of our care).

The Art of Choosing a Romantic Partner (Part One)

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on June 14, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Why do we choose the romantic partners that we do? And what shapes the choices we make? New research provides some interesting insights into partner selection.
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If You're the Family Outsider, Learn to Fly On Your Own

If you've been the "problem" person in your family of origin or your relationships, you might come to see it as a blessing rather than a curse.

Biracial Dating in a Monoracial Culture

We often ignore the experiences of biracial individuals when it comes to dating, yet these individuals bring a perspective that can open up the minds of their monoracial partners.
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What’s Your Relationship With Your Life?

We have a relationship with our lives and a story that we've created that shapes its outcome. You have the power to nurture the relationship and change the story.