Relationships have their ups and downs. In many cases, people in relationships experience periods of enduring happiness, and also find themselves going through times that leave them feeling like their personal or relationship health could be improved. But to where does one turn … [Read more...] about Writing to Heal: The Impact of Expressive Writing on Individual and Relational Well-Being
Background: The way people tell stories about their relationships says a lot about them and their relationships. For example, the pronouns that people use when telling their stories can reveal their relationship’s stability: People who are more committed tend to talk about “us,” … [Read more...] about Making Sense of a Breakup
“…find out if the sex is good right off the bat…”“Sex is the barometer for what’s going on in the relationship…” -- Samantha Jones, Sex and The City “Practice makes perfect....we can work on it.” -- Charlotte York, Sex and The City Can we tell right away whether we … [Read more...] about Great Sexpectations? How Your Expectations About Maintaining Sexual Satisfaction Affect Your Relationship
Many couples fail to maintain sexual desire in their long-term relationships. Two people who once could not keep their hands off each other gradually lose interest in having sex, at least with their current partner. What distinguishes couples who experience passionate long-term … [Read more...] about Resolving The Intimacy-Desire Paradox: Is More Intimacy Better?
Cheating on someone, or being cheated on (read more about infidelity here), represents one of the more traumatic events that can occur in any romantic relationship. Although the reported incidence rate of infidelity varies considerably by sample and relationship type, suffice it … [Read more...] about Not In My Backyard: Daters Presume A Lot Of People, Except Their Own Partners, Cheat