A reader asked: Is it true that girls who have more guy friends than girl friends are less likely to have anxiety and depression? What does research say about girls who have more guy friends than girl friends? Interesting question. Before I respond in more detail, I’ll cut to … [Read more...] about Cross-Sex Friendships: Hazardous to Your Mental Health?
Katherine submitted the following question: I have always wondered about research behind the topic of being friends with benefits (with strict rules of no kissing, no hugging, just sex, and only sex), and if they have the same benefits as sex within a committed relationship … [Read more...] about Can A Friends With Benefits Relationship Provide The Same “Benefits” As A Committed Relationship?
Our daughter was barely 3 years old when she started asking about the birds and the bees. She wanted to know how mommies got babies inside their tummies and how babies came out of their tummies. Her curiosity has always kept us on our toes. Our son (now nearly 8 years old), in … [Read more...] about Sex Ed at Home (for Elementary-Aged Kids): Your Questions Answered
"SG" asked: When is it socially acceptable to become "Facebook Official"? Dear SG-- How visible to make your relationship and when to make it visible will differ across couples, and as far as we know there's no research that investigates the social acceptibility of the timing … [Read more...] about The State of Your Status: Are You “Facebook Official”?
I have been dating a Filipino girl for about 7 months. It has been a very serious relationship at times, and I decided to give her a friendship ring. I am much older than her; she in her 30s and I'm in my mid-50s. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to walk with her, and I think she … [Read more...] about Am I Too Old? Is Her Boss Too Nice? Help!