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By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on December 13, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
If you lack an internal voice that assures you that you have a right to be heard, you have to turn the situation into a catastrophe to justify complaining about it.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on December 13, 2018 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
The deepest dives we take are into family and love – love lost, love discovered, love recovered, and love that may be around the corner.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
If you let yourself forget that "it’s the thought that counts," you can be swindled into spending a lot more than you can afford.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on December 12, 2018 in Stronger at the Broken Places
It can be hard to own up to how we get in our own way of having the kind of partnership that we dream of.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Women Who Stray
Research explores why women find sexist men more attractive. It's not about women being foolish or internalizing misogyny.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
Substantial research indicates how intimate connections are crucial to our health and well-being. Yet such secure ties don’t come that easily. Why not?
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 12, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Reading holiday letters from friends and family made me wonder what I'd put in one, given that I've been virtually housebound all year.
By Devon Frye on December 12, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study finds that men with “hostile sexist” views perceive female romantic partners as having the upper hand—and may be more likely to act aggressively towards them as a result.
By Christopher Bergland on December 12, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We all know music has the power to evoke positive emotions. Recent neuroscience research pinpoints the reason why songs you love make you feel good.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Friendship 2.0
Trust is a crucial building block of a solid relationship, and yet it doesn't come automatically. It grows with time and effort. Here's how to cultivate it.
By Bernard D. Beitman M.D. on December 12, 2018 in Connecting with Coincidence
What do you do if your romance is charged with coincidences? Be careful about falling for the belief that this relationship will last forever.
By Jean Kim M.D. on December 12, 2018 in Culture Shrink
While online dating has led to many happy relationships, its nature provides cover for people looking to take advantage of others, for different reasons.
By Warren Berger on December 12, 2018 in The Questionologist
Why is asking questions at work important? Quite simply, it enables you to be better at your job.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 12, 2018 in Canine Corner
A new survey finds some surprising trends in dog naming that indicate what we pay attention to in our popular culture and how we feel about dogs in general.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
When your children look back, will they describe a parent who communicated the spirit of the season with laughter, warm embraces, and joyful presence?
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in The Asymmetric Brain
Embracing someone can go a long way to boost both your mental and physical health.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Peaceful Parenting
Worry about what's to come is natural. Yet anxiety can paralyze us. To remain peaceful. we need the tools to keep it at a manageable level.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Understanding Narcissism
If you are wondering whether someone is too narcissistic to be a friend, here is some information that can help you make up your mind.
By Arash Emamzadeh on December 11, 2018 in Finding a New Home
A new study finds that across 16 years of marriage, a husband’s negative perception of his wife’s friends is predictive of divorce.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
You may know that your relationship is doomed when your partner begins to “ghost” you, but it can be just as distressing when orbiting takes its place, according to new research.
By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Making Meaning
We often try to persuade others by making them see the error of their ways. But making others wrong is rarely a successful strategy. What might we try instead?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 11, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research provides surprising insights on how relationship conflict and couples satisfaction is influenced by personality.
By Peg Streep on December 11, 2018 in Tech Support
The holiday season can be difficult for many but estrangement from your family of origin is a special case.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
The "Liking Gap" explains why you should feel upbeat after meeting new people.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in In the Name of Love
When you marry your first and only lover, do you regret not having had more lovers? Does the quality of love overcome the pain of regret?