The issue: People have a need to feel autonomous (i.e., they need to feel like they are doing something because they want to and not because someone forced them to).1 When people are dominant, they try to take control of the situation, which may make others feel less autonomous.2 … [Read more...] about Why Having a Dominant Partner is Linked to Being Unhappy in a Relationship
It doesn’t take a social scientist to tell you that relationships are complicated. But it may not hurt to ask one why relationships are complicated. Take breakups, for example. People often question their breakups only in hindsight, looking back to wonder exactly what went wrong. … [Read more...] about “Clear for Takeoff”: Turbulence in Romantic Relationships
By Emily White and Dr. Lindsey Beck What do the majority of today’s American college students have in common with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake? Hint: The answer is found in the title of the 2011 rom-com Mila and Justin starred in...that’s right...Friends with Benefits. … [Read more...] about Destined for Disaster or Casual and Carefree?: What are the Benefits of a Friends with Benefits Relationship?
Whether you just started dating or you’ve been married over a dozen years, here are some relationship questions to help you communicate with your significant other. One of the main reasons for break ups and even divorce is that we fail to communicate with each other. Over … [Read more...] about Relationship Questions
Long before Katy Perry proclaimed that she kissed a girl and liked it, heterosexual-identified women were kissing other women. Although the phenomenon of female-female kissing isn’t particularly new, in the past decade scholars have turned their attention to better … [Read more...] about “I Hope My Boyfriend Don’t Mind It”: The Implications of Same-Sex Infidelity in Heterosexual Relationships