While writing last week’s article about the importance of sex in relationships, I started thinking about the taboo nature of sex in North American culture. In the article I mentioned that “North America is arguably a highly sexualized culture, but at the same time, sexuality is … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to “Make Sex Normal”?
If I asked you to list the qualities that make for a good sexual partner, what would you say? Maybe you would want a lover who focuses on your sexual needs, someone who understands your feelings, or perhaps a lover who is sexually skilled and confident in his or her abilities. … [Read more...] about Does Sexual Narcissism Lead to a Better Sex Life?
My fiance is a mortgage broker, and recently we decided to combine our two passions (mine = relationship research, his = finances) and share some thoughts that might help couples who are thinking of buying a home together. For more information, blogs and videos on finances, visit … [Read more...] about Do Those Who Buy Together Stay Together? Treating Homeownership as a Relationship Decision
In a recent New York Times article, psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky challenged ideals about long-term marital bliss and presented evidence that new love has a short shelf life. As she outlines in the article, in a new relationship, our partner constantly surprises us … [Read more...] about Hot and Heavy or Slow and Steady: Changing Our Perspective on Love
Over the course of a romantic relationship, there are bound to be times when your sexual interests diverge from your partner’s interests. Perhaps you enjoy having sex at night, but your partner prefers morning sex. Maybe you desire sex about once or twice a week, but your partner … [Read more...] about Are There Benefits to Making Sexual Changes for your Partner?