Essential Reads

10 Ways to Know it’s Time to Leave

Sometimes it's hard know when it’s time to leave. These 10 tips will help you figure out the best way to make an exit.

Attachment Love and the Disempowerment of Women

Because attachment is linked to scripts of heterosexuality, monogamy and constrained female desire, it is far more likely than romantic love to lead to oppression of women.

The Communal Narcissist: Another Wolf Wearing a Sheep Outfit

By Peg Streep on May 24, 2016 in Tech Support
This type of narcissist isn't outgoing or a show-off or even self-effacing and covert... Nope, this one is out there, promoting a cause that he or she supposedly holds dear...

When Your Relationship Ends, How to Find the Silver Lining

Getting over the end of your relationship can be a difficult process, but finding the silver lining will help you move on.

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Red Flags, Workplace Violence, and Terrorism

To perceive the warning signs of terrorism and tragedy in the workplace, we need to read behind the resumes and get to know our coworkers.

Familiarity Breeds Contentment

We are drawn to the appeal of familiar faces—whether we know these people or not.

Relationships – 10 Practices for High Quality Energy

Keeping the good energy flowing is fun. It is also a gift.

6 Science-Based Ways to Say “I’m Sorry” Effectively

New research has pinpointed the 6 key elements to an effective apology. Interestingly, 'requesting forgiveness' is the least effective way to say "I'm sorry."

Tattoos and Sexual Attraction

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 13, 2016 in In Excess
Scientific studies on women’s tattoos tend to show that most people view them negatively. But does that include sexual attraction?

Resilience: "Nobody Does It Alone"

Individualism is an ingrained American value, contributing to the belief that we can come back from adversity. While we are indeed resilient souls, we often need help from others.

How Can I Be More Popular?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on April 12, 2016 in Rediscovering Love
Do you wonder why it so easy for some people to be well-liked? Learn if your characteristics and behaviors push people away or draw them closer. Quiz included!

Curing Neediness

Needy people, who always rely on others, deprive themselves of joy and happiness that come from personal growth, a sense of accomplishment, and the ability to take care of others.

Love Actually

It is incumbent upon us–particularly with regard to youth–to recognize effort over achievement, resiliency over success and individuality over conformity.

Beyond Traditional Grief Therapy

It wasn't until I lost my beloved husband of 27 years that I realized that traditional Western grief therapy leaves the bereaved at an even greater loss.
D. Domenicalli-Rochelle/used with permission

Why Love Can Make You Crazy

At the beginning of a relationship people often lose touch with reality.

When You Think Your Marriage is Over, There’s No Easy Path

Staying is hard. Leaving is hard. This is too big a decision to make on your own. These 7 tips will help.

10 Things to Know About Parent-Child Relationships

The parent-child relationship is qualitatively different than all of our other relationships.Here are some tips from a leading parent-child relationship expert.

Paternity Shock: Is Who You Call Dad Your Genetic Father?

Perhaps one reason for these high estimations is that female adultery is supposedly common, occurring in an estimated 5–27% for people younger than 30 years old...

Does Love Really Mean Never Having to Say You’re Sorry?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 10, 2016 in Talking Apes
Both the victim and the perpetrator bear considerable psychological burdens until the atonement-redemption cycle is complete.

The 5 Steps of Falling in Love

By Rolf Reber Ph.D. on April 10, 2016 in Critical Feeling
Yes, there is logic in falling in love. And it yields a surprising insight.

Shaming Men Doesn't Build Healthy Sexuality

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 09, 2016 in Women Who Stray
Fear and panic-based dialogues about pornography are isolating men, shaming them and preventing conversations about how to help men be sexually healthy.

What Will We Do if Trump Is the Next President?

In response to the intensity of hatred and separation that I see coming from Trump and his supporters, I want to find a way to meet them in an entirely different way.

3 Essential Ways to Protect Your Personal Boundaries

How many times have you ended a relationship because the other person kept ignoring your boundaries? Here’s how to get even hard cases to show some respect.

The Truth About Lying Politicians

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 08, 2016 in Ambigamy
Yes they lie, but we all do. The question isn't whether to lie but when? When does it help and when does it hurt? Not as easy to answer as we'd like to think.

"Who's My Father?"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 08, 2016 in How To Do Life
The child of sperm donation tries to find her biological father.

Do Smart People Make Good Friends?

Your IQ might also reveal a fair amount about the level of your “SQ,” or social intelligence quotient.

The Universal Language of Management

By Victor Lipman on April 08, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
At first I was surprised by my readers in Botswana, Kenya and India. But then it occurred to me: The fundamentals of effective management are pretty much the same everywhere.

A Table Topic: Removing Toxic Relationships

Negative relationships can influence stress and exacerbate eating issues or other co-morbid disorders. In other words, toxic people can make you sick. Learn how to make changes.

ADD or ADHD: Are They Different?

Why Do Some People Have ADD and Others ADHD? Learn More about Both

Who Does the Chores?

Housework is an unpleasant chore, and the added people in polyamorous and other blended families can make it even more complex. There is ongoing research on poly household labor.

Lingering Gratitude: Nonna’s Young Lover and Your Memoir

To begin your memoir, just capture one moment in time.

Control: Nature’s Greatest Achievement

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on April 07, 2016 in In Control
Control is like air. It’s all around us all the time and it’s essential to life.

Could Monogamy Actually Increase the Risk of HIV Infection?

By Joye Swan Ph.D. on April 06, 2016 in Up Close and Personal
Could monogamy actually increase the risk of HIV infection?

Top Pleasures

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 06, 2016 in How To Do Life
Might you want to do some of these?