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The Divorce Decision

Are you frustrated in your marriage and not sure where to turn? Are you contemplating a divorce? Are you worried your spouse wants a divorce? Learn where to get help.
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Make a Pledge for Selfless Support

I will refrain from asking or wondering what I will get out of this.

Research Shows What Makes Trolls Tick on Mobile Dating Apps

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on April 25, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Internet trolls are everywhere. What draws them to dating apps and how can you deal with them?

Five Ways to Fit in with Just About Any Crowd

There are times for individuality but other times when you want to blend into the crowd. New research on conformity and mental health suggests how to gain acceptance.

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5 Lesser Known Examples of Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse can be very subtle. This may partially be why you are in doubt about whether you are in that kind of relationship with your beloved.
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How to Respond Gracefully to Destructive Criticism

6 ways to cope with the critics in your life.

The Solution To Millennial Loneliness

By Caroline Beaton on April 25, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
How can millennials stop being so lonely?

Is Social Pain Real Pain? Rejection Hurts, For Real!

The same brain areas involved in processing physical pain such burning or hurt are also activated when a negative comment burns or when your feelings are hurt. Social pain is real

What Men Desire In a Woman

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in A Sideways View
What is the evolutionary psychology of mate choice? What really "turns men on" and why?

The Intimate Relationship with an Angry Person

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in In It Together
Is your partner frequently angry? Here are some constructive responses.
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Why You Just Might Fall In Love With A Robot

By John Nosta on April 25, 2017 in The Digital Self
Thoughts on human compassion and a bag of bolts.
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How to “Ignore” People and Find What’s Important To You

True success isn’t measured by how much money you make or how many awards you win. It’s measured by how much of you is expressed through what you do.
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How Naked Are Your Boundaries?

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you feel as if your boundaries are blurred or sometimes invaded? Personal boundaries are highly-individualized and your body can provide the answers you might need.

Will Humans Be Necessary?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Career and personal implications of increasing automation.

Millennials, This Is Why You Haven't Been Promoted

By Caroline Beaton on April 24, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
If you’re ambitious but stuck on Level 1, here are six possible reasons. (Warning, tough love ahead.)

Do Women Need to Play Golf to Succeed in the Corporate World

Golf has become a metaphor for membership dues, and some women simply don’t want to pay the dues.

What Kind of Integrity Is Needed to Build Trust at Work?

Not having personal integrity diminishes trust at work, but having it alone won't create it. If you want to build trust, don't confuse your personal integrity with your behavioral

My Top Four Relationship Posts After Four Million Views

My best advice to deepen, strengthen, and even save relationships.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Single People

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Living Single
Happiness, relationships, money, sex, solitude, children, singlism, workplace issues, sickness and health, and more: If you have questions about single life, here are some answers

Do Beautiful People Have Better Relationships?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 23, 2017 in Head Games
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.

8 Life Setbacks and Failures of Narcissists

Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way...

52 Ways to Show I Love You - Teaching

Teaching offers basic ways to show love as we help someone learn skills, information, ways to manage situations, alternative ways to perceive. We can do it through multiple means.

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.

Why Do Some Women Know How to Handle Men?

By Sheila Kohler on April 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yet when our teacher asked us how many of us would like to marry Heathcliff (the Byronic hero in "Wuthering Heights") all the hands shot up. Obviously we were in for trouble.

5 Ways to Spot Whether Your Ex Is Taking Advantage of You

After your breakup you agree to be friends. It doesn't take long, however, before you realize what a huge mistake that was. He is not a friend. He is taking advantage of you.

16 Tweets on Relationships

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
Short takes on romantic relationships, friends, parenting, and dogs

Are You the Pursuer or the Distancer in Your Relationship?

In most relationships, one partner has more desire for closeness, while the other has more need for distance. If you are part of a couple, which one are you?

Please Yell at Me

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Towards Recovery
Have you ever found yourself uncontrollably yelling?

Narcissists: Walk Away Before Relationships Turn Toxic

Narcissists should come with a warning: "If you feed my ego, it will grow."

4 Ways to Not Beat Yourself Up Over Your Breakup

Instead of self-criticism, use an agonizing breakup or divorce to grow and to better know what to look for (and look out for) the next time around. Here are four ways.

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."

The Good Reasons We Get Involved in Bad Relationships

Getting involved in bad relationships is not just bad luck. There are good reasons supported by research why we choose relationships that will ultimately be unfulfilling.
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Don Rickles: Can Humor Go Too Far?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
Can't you take a joke?

Aaron Hernandez: Tragic Choices or Brain Trauma?

With a football player again in the news—one whose brain is being sent to BU for examination—young athletes and professionals will be reminded of the risks.