Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Douglas LaBier Ph.D.
You may not know how being "in the moment" relates to solving life challenges, or to your long-term well-being as you become older. New research explores how.
It's possible to deal with the pandemic in ways that can transform your life.
Is finding a purpose and meaning to your life important? Can it affect your health, your well-being, or your cognitive functions? What do we know about how all these link together?
Can an open relationship be as healthy as a monogamous one? If so, what do couples do that promotes it? And are they different from healthy monogamous relationships?
Does "hope" play any role in alleviating and healing the suffering of anxiety? Some new research indicates it can.
What leads to relationship success is a mystery to many. But one factor emerges when people reflect on what they truly felt about their relationship, at the beginning.
Couples argue about many things. That's part of any relationship. But there may be something about how they argue, and what they focus on, that's common to the happiest couples.
Surveys continue to show the damaging impact of many workplaces and careers upon emotional and physical health.
Have you discovered that you're drawn to the same kind of partner over and over—though determined that "this time, with this person, it's definitely different"? What can help?
Many couples experience a decline in their intimate relationship over time. But that's not inevitable if you know what provides continuous energy in your life together.
What lies beyond healing your conflicts through psychotherapy? A new vision of what mental health is and what promotes it is emerging from unlikely sources.
The sources of stress and conflict aren't what you think, and popular guides to reducing them don't always work. Here's why—and what actually helps.
Our mental health professions have long-overlooked the impact of what we consume - our food intake - upon our emotional health, including what promotes it and what undermines it.
We often think it's good to feel grateful about what we have. But true gratitude is different, and experiencing it is linked with health and psychological well-being.
Are you in an open relationship or thinking about one as an alternative to a monogamous relationship? We now have evidence of how it affects your mental health and well-being.
Does increasing your happiness as you grow older affect your long-term health and risk of dying? Some new research answers that, but it's unclear about what "happiness" means.
Many people feel stressed by their work and careers. There's increasing evidence that unhealthy work environments produce accumulating damage to your mental health.
Research and clinical observation both reveal a complex relationship between hardships in life and increased wisdom. It depends on what you learn — or don't.
How does your capacity to laugh at your difficulties affect your mental health? What we see clinically coincides with some new research.
If you have a pattern of breaking up and making up, research shows it damages your mental health. How can you alter that to create a lasting, healthy relationship?
Many think that sexual desire for a prospective partner increases when there's uncertainty and mystery about the partner's interest in you. But some research suggest that's not so.
Are millennial men becoming less traditionally "masculine"? New research shows the impact of this shift on relationships and the workplace.
What attracts you to a partner may prove to be a dead-end, or may contain the basis for long-term intimate connection. Here's why, and what helps build lasting intimacy.
Can you learn to relate to your intimate partner in ways that sustain long-term emotional and sexual connection? Both research and clinical evidence show what's key.
If you fear your relationship might not survive, you're likely to act in ways that make that happen. What, then, is needed for sustaining a romantic partnership?
Do you ever hear an apology from a public figure who's committed a transgression or illegality, and it sounds insincere? And you don't think it warrants forgiveness? Here's why.
People who think of themselves as entitled often refuse to follow rules of conduct that others accept. The source is an overlooked feature of narcissism.
What happens when you immerse yourself in nature? Most people feel connection and calm, and a new study shows how it impacts your overall mental health.
Surveys keep finding chronic unhappiness with work. The usual focus is on managing stress, but ignores the source: An unhealthy management culture.
Here are three potential reasons for the association.
Douglas LaBier, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Director of the Center for Progressive Development in Washington, DC.