There are a lot of safe-sex behaviors that reduce sexually transmitted infections (e.g., consistent condom use, getting tested for STIs). In addition, open communication with your partner(s) about your respective sexual histories can help you assess the risk of a new (or … [Read more...] about Safe Sex, Lies, and Past Partners
When it comes to building communities of interconnected friends and family, how does marital status influence the links between people? Who interacts more with their neighbors, friends, and family-- married people or their single counterparts? Singles are often stereotyped as … [Read more...] about Single and (Not?) Lonely: How Socially Connected are Married versus Single People?
Imagine your relationship isn’t going well and you need to talk about it with someone. You start the conversation by saying something along the lines of, “Things aren’t going well in our relationship. We seem to be in this rough patch where I don’t feel like we’re connecting the … [Read more...] about Relationship Work: When You Have Relationship Problems, Who Should You Talk To?
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?