Experts suggest ways to correct the habits that keep us from resting well.
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Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D.
A great deal of relationship research is approached from a heteronormative perspective. As such, an examination of studies focusing on same-sex couples is important.
Some prefer to enjoy activities alone, whereas others have more of a need for togetherness. It is important to share your preference with your partner.
Many people use the term “love at first sight” to describe the moment that they connected with their partner. Does this phenomenon really exist—and if so, what explains it?
As we become increasingly dependent on social media, our lives are more likely to play out in front of an audience. This has the potential to affect our relationships.
People often think of deception as something negative, but lying to a partner may be done to protect her. This article will examine lying and withholding the truth.
Social media plays a large role in both our lives and our relationships. Below are some considerations for your social media usage.
Whether you want children or not, it is important that you and your partner have an open and honest discussion about starting a family early on in the relationship.
Slow dating is all the rage is in the dating industry right now. The slow-dating approach isn’t necessarily about speed, but intentionality.
The fear of being single is very real, and it can impact your decisions — leading to a great deal of stress and potentially lowered standards for relationships.
When it comes to the division of labor, flying by the seat of your pants will not work. It is better to make a plan and clearly distribute the tasks that you need to complete.
It's important to discuss why we date, as the reasons we engage in this behavior may be connected to the success of the date itself.
Gender differences are still prevalent when it comes to dating. A great deal of these differences are a result of sexual scripts.
We must be careful when interpreting research and applying it, because while it may be interesting, there may be problems indirectly relating the findings to our lives.
Research has shown that there are various gender differences associated with a first date, many of which are still prevalent today.
There are many common misconceptions about romantic relationships. This article presents and dispels some pervasive, yet inaccurate beliefs.
While choice may seem beneficial, too much choice can lead to undesirable outcomes. Too much choice leads us to focus on superficial characteristics when selecting a partner.
Research shows that while deception commonly occurs in online dating, the magnitude of the lies is small.
Wolfinger’s Goldilocks Theory demonstrates that the likelihood of divorce is the lowest between the ages of 28 and 32. With this in mind, how long should we wait to wed?
Research has shown strong evidence for assortative mating, which involves the non-random coupling of individuals who are similar to one another.
Attachment styles can affect our partner selection, the way in which we relate to our significant other, and the behaviors we display during the course of our relationship.
Research shows that birds of a feather flock together, however similarities can dampen arousal over time. This is illustrated by Jerry Seinfeld and Jeannie Steinman’s relationship.
Hooking up is an intentionally vague term that is often used to describe a sexual encounter without commitment. It has its own script, which is different from the traditional date.
Research has shown that those who have been cheated on are more likely to view a variety of behaviors as cheating, perhaps because they fear the past will repeat itself.
The winter is often known as “cuffing season.” A study examined whether or not this pop psychology term describes a real phenomenon.
Cuffing season is a pop psychology term used to describe a period of time in which it is too cold to go outdoors. Instead, people focus on holding down a relationship to get them t
Can color make us more likely to solicit intimate information?
Marisa T. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychology professor, relationship researcher, and author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love.