This is a question I get asked a lot by my friends and students. The answer is yes, heterosexual men and women are perfectly capable of remaining platonic friends without dating or hooking up (labeled as “cross-sex friendship” or “opposite-sex friendship” in the scientific … [Read more...] about Cross-Sex Friendships: Can Men and Women Ever Be “Just Friends”?
For a .PDF version of this article, please click here. This article is free to any college/university for purposes of dissemination to students (e.g., as part of college orientation, first-year seminar, or college course). College is all about new experiences: the start of a … [Read more...] about Relationships 101: Having Healthy Relationships in Your First Year of College
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” ~ Seneca Summer is a terrific time to take a well-deserved vacation (click here to learn about what makes vacations great). Often those vacation plans include the opportunity to travel. Regardless of the specifics of … [Read more...] about Hit the Road, Improve Your Relationship
Everyone seems to agree that infidelity is just about the worst thing that can happen in a romantic relationship. In many societies across the world, adultery is more likely to end a relationship than infertility, personality conflicts, inadequate money, and conflicts with … [Read more...] about Could You Forgive a Cheater?
Have you ever known someone who seems insecure? They could be highly jealous, petty, paranoid, or emotionally distant. They could resist being touched or comforted when they’re upset, or they could go from being happy to furious at the drop of a hat, leaving their partners … [Read more...] about Attachment Theory: Explaining Relationship “Styles”