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Lessons to Help You Get the Love You Want
Alexandra H Solomon Ph.D.
The transition from dating to cohabitation is notoriously stressful. These three research-tested skills will help you stay connected.
Even if you and your partner plan to vote the same way in 2020, differences in how you each reckon with how to be an anti-racist ally can be cause for conflict right now.
If sheltering in place is triggering conflict about pornography in your relationship, try these four strategies to increase understanding and intimacy.
Is someone you love refusing to take the coronavirus as seriously as you are? Here are strategies for dealing with the fear, frustration, and relationship fallout.
Faced with a pandemic, routines are disrupted and uncertainty reigns. Here are some emotional first aid strategies couples can use to cope with this new reality.
Do you understand the "why" that guides your sexual activity?
A couples therapist explain the importance of sexual self-awareness and offers three questions to help you learn about the beliefs and expectations you bring into the bedroom.
Many of us grew up with fear-loaded messages about sex, but messages that pressure us to be care-free in bed generate shame too.
You have a "money story" and so does your partner. The holidays can highlight differences between you. A couples therapist explains how to practice financial self-awareness.
Ghosting is great for Halloween but terrible for the dating world. Learn how to date with courage and self-awareness.
Teasing can bring couples closer by creating a shared world of play and laughter, but it also can sever connection. A couples therapist explains how to handle it when humor hurts.
To create a healthy intimate relationship, you need to understand the beliefs that you bring into love. Is your definition of soulmates setting you up for disappointment?
Between the #metoo movement and the Kavanaugh hearing, many women are experiencing deep rage. A couples therapist offers thoughts on how male partners can be powerful allies.
Over 50% of campus sexual assaults occur between August and November, and parents need to talk with their college students. A professor and family therapist offers some guidelines.
We don't fall in love for the fights, but conflict is the side effect of building a life together.
Unsure how to talk with your kids about dating, sex, and porn? Parental silence speaks volumes, so read these tips, take a deep breath, and start talking.
The news cycle is full of stories about abuses of power, yet we overlook the subtle and meaningful ways that power dynamics are an integral aspect of our intimate relationships.
Most couples experience problems with sexual desire at least some of the time. Here's why the holiday season can exacerbate libido troubles—and what helps.
Feeling nervous about an upcoming family gathering? The seven C's of Thanksgiving can help you prepare you, body, mind, and spirit for any family dynamics that come your way.
Today's dating landscape is full of possibility and complexity. A professor who teaches a course on love suggests five ways to stay optimistic and empowered in the dating world.
Love is messy and sometimes it pulls our hearts in two directions at once. A couples therapist offers three questions you can use to resolve your love triangle.
Professor and relationship expert shares the #1 quality to look for in a romantic partner and two tools you can use to figure out whether the person you're dating has it or not.
Young adults want their parents to talk with them about the complexities of romantic relationships. The "Marriage 101" professor shares some questions to help you get started.
A new report from Harvard indicates that millennials long to talk with their parents about romantic relationships. Here's how to get your intergenerational love dialog started.
Are you trying to make a choice between what's best for your love life and what's best for your career?
At the heart of every relationship is the same core desire. We want to matter. Try this simple "little p presence" practice which gives your kids what they need most.
Love means never having to say "I'm sorry," right? Wrong! Follow these tips for overcoming this common relationship stumbling block.
For love to thrive, both partners must commit to creating the conditions for intimacy. That means being mindful of what we say, even when we are mad.
Thinking about making a New Year's resolution? Here are 6 reasons why you should prioritize the health of your romantic relationship and ring in the new year with couples therapy.
Unsure how your family will make it through Thanksgiving after the 2016 election? A family therapist explains how to stay connected during this tender and uncertain time.
Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor in Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program.