Break-ups are difficult and can lead a person to engage in a variety of negative behaviors designed to help get over an ex. While coping by avoiding others, eating too much (or too little), or writing a song (we’re looking at you Taylor Swift) might be common, others may turn to … [Read more...] about Breaking-Up Bad: Break-Ups, Crime, Drug Use, and Drinking
Consuming alcohol can both benefit and harm romantic relationships. For example, drinking can be a way for couple members to connect—perhaps over a bottle of wine—and share their week. However, if someone believes their partner drinks too much, it can strain the relationship. … [Read more...] about Is Your Partner Drinking Your Relationship to Death? Drinking Problems and Relationship Problems
As a relationship researcher and college instructor I often have conversations with students who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships. More often than not, I direct or escort students to our local campus counseling and mental health center. But there are times … [Read more...] about We Suck. I Suck. Let’s Do Shots!: When Do Relationships Affect Drinking Behaviors?
Ray asked the following: Hi, my boyfriend and I have been dating for a little more than 4 years. We live together. For the past few months, I've been pretty unhappy with our social life. I'm sick of partying, going to gay bars and getting shit-faced almost every weekend. I want … [Read more...] about We’re Tired Of Drinking And Partying All The Time: Can We Settle Down Without Committing Social Suicide?