When it comes to the behavior of men and women in relationships, almost everyone has an opinion—and usually, it's about how the sexes are different. But what does the research tell us about how men and women really behave in romantic relationships? Often, that they're more alike … [Read more...] about Debunking 6 Myths About Men, Women, and Their Relationships
Online dating is increasingly popular, and yet misinformation about the industry abounds. Let’s examine four common myths, and why they're wrong: 1. Everyone is lying There is a widespread belief that dating sites are filled with dishonest people trying to take … [Read more...] about Mythbusting Online Dating
Most advice on pursuing goals focuses on what you can do to achieve your own aims. But how can you help those you love to achieve their goals? Relationship partners play an important role in helping or hindering our progress toward our goals.1 Here are seven science-backed tips … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Use Science to Help Your Partner Meet His or Her Goals
We’ve all heard how “opposites attract." But we're also told that “birds of a feather flock together." The fact that both of these adages have been passed down for so long suggests that the role of similarity in relationships is not a simple matter. Most research indicates … [Read more...] about Do “Birds of a Feather Go Together” or “Opposites Attract”?
It has been well-documented that perceived support is associated with better health and well-being.1,2 Knowing that you’ll have someone there when you need them is a great comfort. However, the effects of actually getting help from others are mixed. When it works, support makes … [Read more...] about When Friends’ “Help” Hurts