Often when we meet someone new and fall madly and deeply in love, we cannot wait to introduce the person to our friends and family. Obviously if we think they are the best thing since sliced bread, everyone else is going to love them just as much – right? Not always. Sometimes, … [Read more...] about “She’s Just Not Right For You!”: What To Do When Friends & Family Disapprove of Your Relationship
In my last post, I discussed the research showing that couples who receive social approval of their relationships from their friends and family are more likely to report greater relationship satisfaction and more enduring relationships. One of the key points researchers have made … [Read more...] about Friend and Family Approval for Relationships: Crucial for Your Health?
One of the things I love about being a relationships researcher is that I can sit down to watch a Hollywood flick and consider it productive time because it gives me so many great research ideas. Hollywood loves to investigate the inner workings of relationships and love, albeit … [Read more...] about When Friends & Family Disapprove of Your Relationship: Is the “Romeo & Juliet Effect” Real?
If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you…Hallmark doesn’t make a “congratulations, you didn’t marry the wrong guy” card. And where’s the flatware for going on vacation alone? – Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) Over the past few … [Read more...] about Are Single People Stigmatized by Society?