I saw a fantastic symposium on what happens to people in romantic relationships when their friends and family disapprove. As Colleen Sinclair and others explained, findings from one classic study conducted in the 1970s showed that disapproval from parents can make a relationship … [Read more...] about When Friends and Family Disapprove: Is There a “Romeo and Juliet Effect?”
As someone who is fascinated by all things “decision making-y” in relationships, I was really excited to attend a symposium this morning on how people’s commitment to their relationships can change over time. One talk in particular, by Sara Branch and colleagues, was about how … [Read more...] about Going Steady: How Do People Decide to Make Their Relationships Exclusive?
In a recent episode of Mad Men, Peggy was seriously thinking about jumping ship from SCDP to another company. In case you’re not completely caught up with the show yet, I won’t tell you want she ended up choosing, but you can see how this could be a very difficult decision for … [Read more...] about Breaking Up with Your Job: Mad Men Demonstrates What Work Relationships and Romantic Relationships Have in Common
My ex and I work in the same restaurant, and while we have different jobs there, we still have a lot of contact. We broke up three months ago after being together since last May. She was by my side while I battled testicular cancer and we became really close. Since then we have … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Over My Ex?
My boyfriend and are have been dating for about 2 years and we are in our early 20's. Most of our relationship is absolutely amazing - we are great friends, our communication is wonderful, and our sex life is incredible. But lately, my boyfriend has been avoiding kissing me and … [Read more...] about My Partner Has Been Less Affectionate Lately – What Gives?