Is there any research that shows how or when to express your feelings (positive or negative) about a friend’s relationship? Let’s back up and start with a more basic question: Does your opinion matter? Absolutely. Knowing what others think about our romances is a critical … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Loving: When Should I Tell My Friends What I Think About Their Relationships?
If someone cheats on their partner (boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife) should they tell their partner? I have had this debate with many friends and we can never come to an agreement. Some say the right thing to do is to be honest and fess up. Others use the argument "ignorance … [Read more...] about ‘Fessing Up to Infidelity: Yes or No?
The science of relationships focuses primarily on romantic liaisons, but significant relationships come in all shapes and sizes (e.g., family, friendships, hookups, etc.). Recent research underscores this point, demonstrating that many of the basic concepts of relationship … [Read more...] about Nurse Assistants and Their Resident Patients: When is a Relationship Not a Relationship?
I have two kids. One is 3½ and generally sleeps through the night. The other is 14 months old and either fancies himself as living on a farm or simply likes to jack with his parents by waking up most mornings between 4 and 5 a.m. He may or may not go back to sleep after a trip to … [Read more...] about Testosterone: It’s There for Dads When They Need It
Researchers asked college women, “Ideally, how many children would you like to have?”, and either (a) assessed their peak estrogen levels by collecting weekly urine samples for 4-6 weeks (Study 1), or (b) asked strangers to rate how feminine (vs. masculine) the … [Read more...] about Estrogen Levels Influence How Many Kids Women Want