A reader submitted the following question: I'd (selfishly) be interested in hearing more about the current research on the emotional/biological/psychological basis of homosexual relationships. Dear Reader, You are not alone in wanting to know more about this subject. … [Read more...] about Why Do People Have Different Sexual Orientations?
Amanda asked “Elvis once sang, ‘I can't help falling in love with you.’ So... is love a conscious, rational choice or is it a chemical addiction that is uncontrollable?" Dear Amanda, Good question, and perhaps the answer depends on how you view “love.” If you conceptualize … [Read more...] about Can’t Help Falling in Love?
Cornina asked: "Is it realistic to believe that a man and a woman can move past the awkward barrier of good friends into passionate, romantic love?" Dear Corina, The answer is yes, friends can (and often do) become lovers, although as your question implies, the transition … [Read more...] about From Friends to Lovers
(reposted from drloving.net) I've been in a relationship for over 5 years. We are both still young and plan to get married eventually in the future. I was wondering if there are any down sides in having long-term relationships. I feel very secure and confident in our … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Loving: Have We Been Dating Too Long?
A reader asked: How do you define intimacy? This seems straightforward. I mean, we could just crack open the dusty old Webster's Dictionary and look it up. For relationship researchers, the answer is a little more complex. In fact, it could fill an entire book (and has). Of the … [Read more...] about “How Do You Define Intimacy?”