Essential Reads

What Do You Do Right After Sex?

Do you want to snuggle, talk, or check your phone after sex? How is what you do after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?

Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them?

By Rita Watson MPH on November 30, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
If children with antisocial tendencies could be raised in a loving atmosphere or receive early intervention, perhaps full-blown psychopathic and violent tendencies might be curbed.

A Step-Child's Guide to Step-Parenting

Each family has its own story with its own peculiar complexities, but most have a moment in which the new boyfriend or girlfriend becomes a parent...

Too Much Self-Esteem May Be Keeping Millennials Single

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on November 29, 2016 in Modern Sex
If you're a Millennial, you may be more skilled at being alone than you are in relationships. Learn the relational skills you missed if you grew up during the self-esteem movement.

More Posts on Relationships

How To Save Guys From Their Own Demise

From games to porn to lack of education. Many boys and young men are on a path that will have negative effects on their future careers and their lives.

It's All About Relationships

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on November 06, 2016 in Emotional Fitness
In the past, I have often put my work first, and I hope you won’t make that same mistake. Work and money come and go, but our relationships help us stay emotionally balanced.

Positive Emotions and Wellbeing

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on November 06, 2016 in Between Cultures
How everyday micro-moments of positivity can increase our wellbeing.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Every Friendship

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 06, 2016 in What Doesn't Kill Us
In a truly authentic relationship you feel valued for who you are, not for who your friends think you ought to be.

Time Travel: When "Be Here Now" Isn't Enough

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on November 06, 2016 in Creating in Flow
There's something compelling about time travel novels in which characters go back in time to change or fix the past. Here are a few new books—and worlds—to try out.

Do You Know A Hypocrite?

You might be quick to identify hypocrisy in others, but are you as aware of your own inconsistencies?

Island Wisdom

Even if you can't move to an island, small changes can help you live happily, in the moment.

The Modern Way of Saying "I Love You"

Ten years ago, “I love you” was the statement that new lovers waited in breathless anticipation to hear. Nowadays, a new statement seems to have replaced "I love you."

When Someone You Love Is Bipolar

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 03, 2016 in Open Gently
Self-help books and memoirs can guide you to understand a loved one with bipolar illness.
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6 Ways to Reignite Your Attraction to Your Partner

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on November 03, 2016 in Insight Is 20/20
Many couples deal with dying passion and a loss of sexual attraction. But couples can feel attracted to each other again if they are willing to do the work.

Dueling Statistics: How Much of the Internet Is Porn?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on November 03, 2016 in All About Sex
Social conservatives say that the Internet is awash in porn. Academic researchers disagree. Who's right?

I'm Confused About My Feelings Toward My Mothers

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 02, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
Handling feelings toward biological and adoptive moms

4 Reasons That Passive Aggression Thrives Online

For the passive aggressive person, the relative anonymity of screens and apps has become an ideal Get-Out-of-Guilt-Free card.

3 Simple Ways You and Your Child Can Be Happier

Nothing has to be different for you to love yourself, wholly and completely, exactly as you are. Nothing is stopping you from being happier, starting today.

How to Get Someone to Like You

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on November 02, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
Whether you're 15 or 75, securing the affections of your desired loved one is natural to want and challenging to obtain. Is there a secret to it?

The Art of Subtle Seduction, Part 2

He recognized his partner as a work in progress, rather than a fixed entity. He stopped taking her for granted.

Surviving the Current Presidential Election Experience

There are a few ways of coping with a currently tense relationship that has become so because of irreconcilable political differences.

What Makes Your Life?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 02, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
We are hungry for love and need others. Let this truth in. Accepting your inherent dependence brings you into harmony with the way life is.

Consumption and Disposability

Are hook-up dating apps similar to eating disorders in their attempts to fix psychological ailments?
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Party On, Dearly Departed

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on November 02, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
The Day of the Dead on November 2 is quite festive in Oaxaca, Mexico, where a funny thing happened to us in a cemetery.

Supporting a "Loser"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 02, 2016 in How To Do Life
Why we do, should, and shouldn't support the Cubs and Woody Allens in our lives.

Back Off When It's Not Helping!

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 01, 2016 in Open Gently
Back off when your helpfulness isn't helpful. It can be surprisingly hard to do.

6 Essential Rules to Follow Before You Marry

By Stephen J Betchen D.S.W. on November 01, 2016 in Magnetic Partners
Do you keep making the wrong choices for a mate?

Fighting My White Male Privilege—A Confession

By David Gussak Ph.D., ATR-BC on November 01, 2016 in Art on Trial
Before exploring anti-oppressive practices in therapy, do I need to to address my own white male privilege? In this current political and societal climate, it is imperative.
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The Connection Between Ejaculation and Prostate Cancer

A controversial reverend in Ghana claims men are at risk of prostate cancer if they can't have sex with their wives 21 days per month. What does the science say?

The Power of Silence

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 01, 2016 in How To Do Life
Silence is an underutilized communication tool.

Briffault's Law: Women Rule

If a man seems to have the upper hand in a relationship, the woman may not be taking advantage of Briffault’s law.

The 2 Things You Need to Find in Any Partner

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2016 in Finding Love
The way we approach dating determines the kind of love we are likely to find.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2016 in A Shift of Mind
Do you struggle about whether to remain in your relationship?