Transference is “…a tendency in which representational aspects of important and formative relationships (such as with parents and siblings) can be both consciously experienced and/or unconsciously ascribed to other relationships”.1 Specifically, transference refers to the process … [Read more...] about The Ghost of Relationships Past
When it comes to the behavior of men and women in relationships, almost everyone has an opinion—and usually, it's about how the sexes are different. But what does the research tell us about how men and women really behave in romantic relationships? Often, that they're more alike … [Read more...] about Debunking 6 Myths About Men, Women, and Their Relationships
A lot of research, from all over the world, has asked people about what they prefer in a future romantic partner. There is a big assumption in almost all of this research: that these preferences matter when people choose a romantic partner from many possible alternatives. For … [Read more...] about Do Your Preferences for a Romantic Partner Influence Your Actual Choice of Romantic Partner?
About a year ago, I made a very silly, and costly, mistake. I forgot my backpack in a cab. My partner James and I were on our way home from the airport. It was late, we were both tired, and I didn’t even realize what I had done until I went to check my email and didn’t have … [Read more...] about Divide and Conquer: Having a Different Outlook from Your Partner Can Be a Good Thing
A lot of things undermine physical health, like poor diet, lack of exercise, and not enough sleep. Did you know that dysfunctional relationships — those characterized by lots of conflict and poor communication — also contribute to poor health? For example, when couples are … [Read more...] about The Orchid Effect: How Relationships and Genetics Influence Your Health