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.

More Posts on Relationships

Want to Change Your Child? Start by Regulating Your Emotions

You can only change yourself, which changes how the other person responds to you. So as you change, your child changes.

Hidden Mental Health Harm in Intimate Relationships

By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on January 19, 2017 in Mind Games
Coercive control in intimate relationships is entrapping and damaging, yet hard to detect.

I HATE Making Decisions

Why can decision-making be so troubling?

Evangelical Christians Evangelizing Hate Must Be Stopped

While the American evangelical Christian community's evangelizing of hatred has been more fringe in the United States up until now, it's been extremely successful elsewhere.

The Wrong Reason for Staying Married

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on January 18, 2017 in A Shift of Mind
Are you stuck in a loveless marriage because of a fear of divorce?

Appreciating My Mother on Her Birthday

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on January 18, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
Appreciation and gratitude are crucial for connection and high quality relationships. Here I share my feelings of gratitude for my mother on her birthday.

Why Settle for Something Good?

Getting by, or getting to OK, rather than to great, is easier, less demanding, and requires less effort than going for the gold.

12 Tips For Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 18, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Want to make love last? These 12 tips will go a long way.

The Good and Bad of Friends

Friends, acquaintances, and family members are essential to our mental health. But some are helpful to a marriage and some are destructive.

5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Argument

Sarcasm, kitchen-sink fighting, and defensiveness are just a few of the behaviors that can spoil a potentially productive disagreement with your partner.

15 Tips for Disappointing the Know-It-Alls in Your Life

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on January 18, 2017 in Ambigamy
What's wrong with some people and what can we do about it? This is the question of the century. Here are 15 tips for answering it in both personal and public life.

Uncommon Tips for Demonstrating that You're a Good Listener

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on January 18, 2017 in Ambigamy
Listening isn't just a matter of opening our ears. Our ears are clogged with fear of losing status. But we gain more status by overcoming that fear.

When a Loved One Threatens Suicide

There are no easy answers, but facing the reality of loss sometimes works better than trying too hard to prevent it.

Is There a "Right" Way to Birth a Child?

Discourses of childbirth are charged and contentious, ranging from "natural" to "medicalized." But what is an "ideal" birth and who has the moral authority to define it?

Be the "Guncle" You Wish You Had!

By Rick Miller LICSW on January 17, 2017 in Unwrapped
Are you lucky enough to be a "Guncle?"

From School Bullying to Feuding Parents

By Izzy Kalman on January 17, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
There is a growing phenomenon of adults who used to be friends becoming enemies because of beliefs spread by the anti-bully movement.

Failure to Launch: Whose Problem is it Anyway?

By Dena Kouremetis on January 17, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
Do you have a hanger-on adult child? Do you still cover car insurance or cell phone bills for your 25 year old? It's time to realize this is YOUR problem, and not theirs.

It's Time to Talk About Tinder

What are the advantages and challenges of online dating for persons with disabilities?

15 Ways To Become Closer To Others

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 16, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
These practices will help you get closer to the important people in your life.

Attention Men: Three Keys to Becoming a Better Lover

By Michael Castleman M.A. on January 15, 2017 in All About Sex
Men, make sex great again for both of you by adopting 3 easy precepts.

A Reclusive Twin

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
The latest in my series of interviews with people who'd rather be alone.
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Dealing with Betrayal

By Tara Well Ph.D. on January 15, 2017 in The Clarity
Feeling betrayed? These four strategies can help you change your story.

Teen Speak: Romantic Relationships

Teen Speak: 6 guidelines for a healthy relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Sharing

7 ways we can share with someone we love, 8 mechanisms of how they work, and 9 explanations for why they are effective help us appreciate the power of this tool for showing love.

Working for Change in a New Era, But How?

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on January 15, 2017 in Acquired Spontaneity
When we approach confrontation differently, I will then have more hope that miracles of transformation can happen.

What Does Intimacy Have to Do with Spirituality?

Being human means having a soulful longing for intimacy. This article discusses how this impulse comes from the same place as our desire to live a spiritual life.

113 Chinese "Shame" Terms

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 14, 2017 in Minority Report
Shame and honor are inextricably tied together in Asian cultures. To understand this phenomenon further, you should know there are more than 100 "shame"-related terms in Chinese..


By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 13, 2017 in Minority Report
A haiku on the experiences of being fatherless.

Not Exactly a Lie, but...

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on January 13, 2017 in Trust
Why do we try to avoid lying, when we so often deceive by other means?