It seems as though there is a fairly standard list of New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, pay off credit card debt, and quit smoking/drinking. Perhaps you’ve gone beyond this list and added things like: spend less time on Facebook or watching TV, … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolutions for Your Relationship
Recently, a female friend asked me: “Can you write an article on how to not get played?” When I asked for further clarification on the word “played,” she defined it as something to the effect of “used, lied to, and/or cheated on.” I’ll try my best. Sometimes in the early … [Read more...] about How to Not “Get Played”
In my previous articles about cross-sex friendships, I’ve written about their complexity, which makes them a very intriguing and rich topic to study. Evolutionary psychologists, including pioneers such as David Buss, have yet another perspective on this type of friendship. These … [Read more...] about Sexual Strategies in Cross-Sex Friendships
Thinking about the recent meta-analysis on breakups in dating couples, one of the interesting findings of that study was that someone’s attachment “style” (whether someone is secure or insecure) doesn’t predict whether that person’s relationship will … [Read more...] about Attachment and Breakups: The Whole Matters More Than the Parts
This is a question I get asked a lot by my friends and students. The answer is yes, heterosexual men and women are perfectly capable of remaining platonic friends without dating or hooking up (labeled as “cross-sex friendship” or “opposite-sex friendship” in the scientific … [Read more...] about Cross-Sex Friendships: Can Men and Women Ever Be “Just Friends”?