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How to achieve balance in a committed relationship
Catherine Aponte Psy.D.
Are there male and female virtues?
"I'll never be like that."
What are the components of intimacy?
Creating family and work balance is a big deal.
How do you feel about your marriage? A look at assessing gender roles in heterosexual marriages.
What to do with a mentally ill spouse.
Neither dating nor marriage is now dictated by hard and fast rules—young men and women are making it up as they go along.
What is benevolent sexism, and what are its effects?
Why self-awareness is the new buzzword.
In marriage, collaboration is about negotiating on what you each need to flourish.
The "new monogamy" is about negotiating honesty or openness, outside relationships, and sexual fidelity.
What's the evidence?
Here's how to communicate clearly and avoid misunderstandings.
Is male libido a boon or an impediment in marriage?
"Til death do us part" is just the beginning.
Here is a handy guide to the things you should discuss with the love of your life—before your throw a mega-party for all your friends and family.
How to recognize and manage your insecurities
Vetting is not just a political process.
When you react emotionally, recognize your personal take on the situation.
Be cautious about metaphors like the “biological clock”—don’t take them literally.
Despite your commitment to gender equality...
You and your partner can cultivate trust in your relationship; it's not a character trait.
Is pornography adultery?
Give up labeling people as "toxic."
Marriage is not a business transaction.
Learn to describe not characterize your partner's actions
A committed marriage requires a collaborative environment for the negotiation of individual and joint wants.
Collaborative negotiation can help your marriage be fair and equal.
Catherine Aponte, Psy.D., was previously a clinical psychologist and an adjunct professor at Spalding University.