image soure: www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9041460/Monogamy-safer-than-polygamy.html After her husband of 18 years reveals that he has gotten a vasectomy, successful magazine journalist Robin Rinaldi comes to the sinking realization that she will not have the family … [Read more...] about Is Marriage Really Synonymous with Monogamy?
Online dating is increasingly popular, and yet misinformation about the industry abounds. Let’s examine four common myths, and why they're wrong: 1. Everyone is lying There is a widespread belief that dating sites are filled with dishonest people trying to take … [Read more...] about Mythbusting Online Dating
In this symposium at the 2015 SPSP meeting, four researchers (including Tim Loving and Fred Clavel, who are SofR regulars) presented their work on how romantic relationships are affected by the social networks around them. Lisa Diamond led things off with a discussion of how … [Read more...] about It’s Not Just About You and Me: How Social Networks Impact Relationships
Every year around Valentine’s Day people start agonizing about finding the “perfect” gift for their partner, and some spend extraordinary amounts of money on it too. But no matter the effort or financial cost incurred, many of us quickly discover that our gifts provided only … [Read more...] about Here’s One Valentine’s Day Gift You Can’t Possibly Go Wrong With
Many of us know an uncle or cousin, or even an immediate family member, who had a “problem” with alcohol or other drug(s). As a psychologist, I have heard many opinions about why people have drug addictions and what should (or could) be done about it: Aunt Marge has a “weak” … [Read more...] about Drugs & Alcohol: How Much is Too Much, and When is it a Problem for Your Relationship?