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Mariana Bockarova Ph.D.
Why is anger the last emotion we should exhibit when trying to keep a relationship we value?
The choice to break up is never easy. During COVID, consider your context.
Avoidance coping and its lingering effects.
When is a fight worth breaking up over?
Research shows that just listening to nature sounds can help reduce stress.
Can getting to work be as easy as letting in some fresh air?
What makes an ideal partner?
Is there hope for people who attach in a disorganized way?
This common piece of advice isn't for everyone, or every situation.
New research shows whether we really tend to be creatures of habit in romance.
Could this displacement be holding you back?
How ideal partner preferences get in the way of meaningful relationships.
Could this theory help explain successful pairings?
What is the litmus test for self-respect?
When does shopping become "compulsive buying"?
Research shows that these two factors play a large role in feeling most festive during the holiday season.
New research helps explain why we stay even when we want to go.
What new research tells us about the effects of wearing makeup.
What changes are worth waiting for in a romantic partner?
Does a sudden shift in focus mean you or your partner want 'out'?
Feeling bored in your relationship and not sure why? It may come down to a few reasons, which all have a quick fix!
How an unconventional method may help your marriage.
What feelings are normal in a volatile workplace?
When should you convince colleagues that your way is the best way?
How do five myths emerging from childhood contribute to "garden variety" narcissism?
How many of these characteristics are in your relationship?
Not sure where to draw the line on socializing with work colleagues? Read this.
Anxious about making a big career change? Here are the do's and dont's!
What are the long-term effects of intimate partner violence?
Insider secrets for getting the job.
Mariana Bockarova, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of Toronto.