There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
There are many types of abuse in relationships, and sometimes it's actually difficult to know if your partner is being abusive or just behaving badly.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
Giving is valued behavior. But giving to get; e.g., by a holier-than thou approach, self-effacement, or for quid pro quo can be maladaptive and exploitative rather than altruistic.
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in The Teen Doctor
There are ways to part with your adult children.
By Abigail Brenner M.D. on March 17, 2019 in In Flux
Sometimes a marriage/relationship gets off track. Instead of the couple working on it together one of the spouses finds comfort, attention, & attraction with some else. What to do?
By Catherine Aponte Psy.D. on March 16, 2019 in A Marriage of Equals
Learn to describe not characterize your partner's actions
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in Living Single
The book, Happy Singlehood, documents what single people are doing right, and how they are getting more happiness out of their social lives and their values than married people are
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on March 16, 2019 in Fixing Families
The way we handle conflicts in relationships is usually a melding of our individual styles. Here are common dysfunctional styles, and suggestions on finding a healthy way forward.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
It’s been said that everyone lies. If so, it means that you need a good way to find out who’s lying to you. New research suggests that it may just be a matter of listening.
By Amy C. Edmondson Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in The Fearless Organization
Whether you are the CEO of Me, Inc. or a major corporation, you will mess up. Here's how to apologize and turn a misstep into an opportunity.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
The cure for loneliness is healthy relationships. To build the best friendships, start by building a healthy relationship with yourself.
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Your Personal Renaissance
Confused about an important decision? Try using your intuition.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on March 15, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
When Arielle was home with their two young daughters and Jerry was the sole provider for the family, he felt secure in his position as husband.
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Rediscovering Love
Six guidelines to help you assess your relationship.
By Peg Streep on March 15, 2019 in Tech Support
Maternal gatekeeping is sometimes named as the reason why fathers don't do their share of parenting. But there are other reasons, some toxic to a child's growth.
By Christopher Bergland on March 15, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research helps to explain why "sorry" is the hardest word for some people and why "non-apology" apologies are so common.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on March 14, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Intimacy involves a high degree of vulnerability. Any time that we are challenged to drop our defenses, we are likely to feel some degree of apprehension.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in The Myths of Sex
Two psychologists share their advice on improving sexual communication and maintaining a great sex life. They also debunk one of the biggest myths about sex.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
A new research study confirms that there are essential interconnections between our dog’s quality of life and our own.
By Elizabeth Young on March 14, 2019 in Adaptations
Lee wears her mind on her sleeve so that no one will have a chance to break her heart.
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
New research suggests there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to desirable partner qualities.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
We’ve all experienced assaults on our pride, dignity, self-esteem, and self-respect. When faced with such challenges, what is the best way to respond?
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
We spend a lot of time using social media, and "likes" are one of the hooks that keep us posting. But the reality is, no one cares about our posts.
By Gery Karantzas Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in The Science of Love
What do we look for in the ideal partner? The science of relationships can tell us a lot.
By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on March 12, 2019 in Sex & Sociability
Kissing is much more than lips on skin—much, much more.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on March 12, 2019 in Constructive Wallowing
Narcissists often lack empathy. If your child doesn’t care enough about your feelings to call on Mother’s Day, is it narcissism or something else?