Essential Reads

Can Punctuality Ruin Love?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in In the Name of Love
There are good reasons for considering punctuality to be a virtue. Is it also a romantic virtue? There are reasons to think it is not.

What NOT to Do When You Discover Your Partner Is Cheating

Here are 5 ways to NOT react when you discover your partner is cheating on you.

The One Crucial Thing to Do When Your Partner Is Upset

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
How to stop an argument before it actually becomes one

Why Do People Lie?

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on February 20, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Everyone lies, some to save face, others to deceive for personal gain. This blog explores white lies, those untruths we say to preserve our value in the eyes of someone else.

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My Daughter Has Been Rejecting Me for Years

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 09, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How to deal with rejection from your young adult daughter.

Practicing Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on February 09, 2017 in Millennial Media
Shower some pink hearts on yourself this Valentine's Day and every day! Your spirit will thank you!

Color and Intimacy

Can color make us more likely to solicit intimate information?

“It Takes One to Know One,” Truth or Half-Truth?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on February 08, 2017 in Evolution of the Self
Besides my title, consider these expressions: “That’s the pot calling the kettle black”; “I know you are, but what am I?”; “Look who’s talking!” or You should talk!” or even...

Why Do People Have a Type?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on February 08, 2017 in Compassion Matters
We're often attracted to people for the wrong reasons. If we want to know why we keep winding up with the same type of person, the answer dates back to our earliest relationships.
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Recommitment Vows and Honeymoons Part 1

Every marriage has three components, mine, yours, and ours. This refers to the vows that underlie the foundation of the relationship
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A Web Site for the Heartbroken

By Robin Marantz Henig on February 08, 2017 in Cusp
Is romantic love a kind of addiction? And if it is, do other kinds of love -- such as the kind parents and grandparents feel -- make the same imprint on the human brain?

The Burden of Memory (part 2)

If most of our memories are false, how can we decide who we are?

Leaving the Abusive Relationship

Happiness is an inside job which starts with a positive self-image.

Constructing a Valentine’s Day Dating Profile

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on February 08, 2017 in Love, Digitally
• It is not always the case that males pursue physical attractiveness in a female partner. • There is a difference between deliberate and spontaneous choices in online dating.
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Making Time for Intimacy

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on February 07, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Intimacy and sex are great when they are part of the same event. They aren't always. Be aware that intimacy needs to be cultivated even when sex takes care of itself.

Forgiveness

By Ana Nogales, Ph.D. on February 07, 2017 in Family Secrets
Forgiveness is difficult.

Why Do I Care What People Think?

By Kimberly Key on February 07, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Maslow said, "Sick people are made sick by a sick culture; healthy people are made possible by a healthy culture." Here's a test to help you discern your best road to health.

Is Someone Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

By Meg Selig on February 07, 2017 in Changepower
Could friends, family, or colleagues try to sabotage your weight loss success? A recent small study shows that "lean stigma" does exist and what you can do about it.
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Is There a Bully in Your Life?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 07, 2017 in Off the Couch
Susan* is an extremely well-dressed, attractive woman in her early 50s. She has two grown children. And she is a bully. Is there any possibility that she could change her ways?

Men vs. Women Want Different Outcomes in Couples Therapy

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on February 07, 2017 in The New Resilience
Research shows the same kinds of conflicts around problem solving couples experience at home also affects what they look for in couples therapy.

Finding Your Flock

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

4 Ways to Successfully Manage a Breakup

How a person manages the news that their beloved, romantic partner no longer desires a relationship with them determines how quickly and how healthfully they recover.

Marry the Wrong Person?

By Elizabeth Wagele on February 07, 2017 in The Career Within You
People who have studied the Enneagram and other personality typologies have a head start tolerating differences with generosity.

Constrained by Coupling: Your Friends Are Not Your Own

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 07, 2017 in Living Single
If you are coupled, it matters whether your partner likes your friends. What does that mean for the quality of single people’s friendships vs. coupled people’s?

How the Little Things Make or Break a Relationship

Paying attention to the small things can make a big difference in your relationship. Here's why.

What Happens When We See Ourselves as Doing the Best We Can?

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on February 06, 2017 in The I-M Approach
We can be so good at putting ourselves down, putting each other down, and being put down.But we don't have to.The I-M Approach is a simple, powerful way to remind us of our value.
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Kristen and Dax: Can You Cheat Jealousy?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on February 06, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
A united front?

What Happens When a Therapist Goes Away

By Susan Scheftel Ph.D. on February 06, 2017 in Evolving Minds
Patients often wonder if therapists think about them when they are away: some insights from a therapist's thoughts while on vacation.

10 Deeper Ways to Show Your Love

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on February 06, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
Valentine's day is all about giving to your partner from the heart rather than your wallet. Take the risk of opening up and sharing your feelings.
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6 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Intimate Relationships

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on February 06, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Empathy, which is a cousin of compassions is essential for successful relationships. Sometimes we need reminders on maintaining empathy. This article shares how to do this.

The Most Romantic Valentine's Day Gift

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Increase your romance and your mental well-being with a different type of Valentine's Day gift!

5 Simple Steps to Better Relationships

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in The Happiness Doctor
Here are 5 simple and powerful ways to improve the quality of your relationships with family, friends and romantic partners starting right now.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Remembering

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 05, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Dates important to us, holidays, shared memories, details, and agreements bring us opportunities to show love through remembering.

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall. Mirror, Mirror, Neurons All

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on February 04, 2017 in The I-M Approach
We mirror the emotions of other people. What happens when that emotion is fear?