The old adage is so true: breaking up is hard to do. We prepare ourselves as best as we can, but no matter if you are the initiator or receiver of a breakup, the outcome is always the same. In fact, when it comes to hurtful events, breaking up (or being broken up with) is rated … [Read more...] about “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”: Differences in Breakup Strategies
If you’ve ever listened to Beyoncé you probably understand the importance of having independence in a relationship. On the other hand, relationships in which your partner completely dependent on you are never pretty. But even more important (and less talked about) than these two … [Read more...] about “As Strong as its Weakest Link”: How Your Partner’s Chain of Events Affects Yours
We all have that one friend who is in a terrible relationship with a person whom you simply cannot stand. You know what I mean, the on-again off-again relationship…the one where your friend/family member is WAY too good for the person that they’re dating. The kind of relationship … [Read more...] about Romeo and Juliet Would Have Broken up…Quickly
In decades past, “dating” was the primary way people developed relationships – people would get a feel for each other and, if things felt right, they would eventually engage in physical intimacy. Recent research, however, suggests the sequencing of sex in a new relationship has … [Read more...] about “Netflix and Chill?”: Are Friends With Benefits Relationships the New Norm?
It doesn’t take a social scientist to tell you that relationships are complicated. But it may not hurt to ask one why relationships are complicated. Take breakups, for example. People often question their breakups only in hindsight, looking back to wonder exactly what went wrong. … [Read more...] about “Clear for Takeoff”: Turbulence in Romantic Relationships