There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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Diana Kirschner Ph.D.
Research shows that healthy partners view each other through a glass half-full perspective rather than a half-empty one. In other words, they appreciate each other’s positives.
In Part III of Enough is Enough we look at 12 signs that show if your partner is rising to the occasion and can be given a real chance at making things right with you.
Begin by saying that things have to change. State the problem without blame. Avoid pointing fingers. You can say, we fight all the time. Or I feel we're drifting apart.
If a prospective partner is into you, do you tend to peer down very critically? Do you wonder: Is he good enough, or am I settling?
Have you ever wondered how to deal with a partner who can't or won't commit? You may find at some point that you want to leave. This 3 part series guides you through the process.
Have you ever wondered if there was something wrong with you? Unless you were raised on a deserted island, it’s likely negative judgements have affected you.
Turning to a spiritual practice or a higher power provides comfort in times of relationship stress. It can be the ultimate first aid for heartache.
I was on a national TV show discussing cheating on Facebook. Then someone asked about the difference between emotional and physical infidelity, and what you can do about it...
Over the years as a clinical psychologist and researcher, I’ve found that guys have eight common fears of commitment all of which have their roots in childhood and adolescence.
Did you ever wonder if you should try to get your ex back? Or even if it's a good idea? Here we'll look at 7 key signs to answer the question,"Should I get back with my ex?"
Welcome Back to the 31-Day Love Life Makeover! In Episode 5 you'll see Nadette, our 45-year old heroine, get back into the dating world. I put her on the Dating Program of Three.
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."' In this dramatic episode Love Life Makeover I help Nadette break off all ties with her ex and to restart dating.
Dating and relationships can be frustrating and downright painful. Watch our adventures as I love mentor our brave NYC heroine overcome the break-up of an engagement.
What Do You Really Want From Love? Watch Episode 2 of the Love Life Makeover as I help 45-year old Nadette get in touch with her Diamond Self .
Marriage by itself is not an answer to all of life's problems. Being single coupled with a strong social network of family and friends, is a viable alternative to a happy couple.
Having gone through the benefits and risks of marriage in Parts 1-3 we come at last to "the money." How does marriage impact men's and women's economic circumstances?
Is marriage really a fountain of youth? For more than 100 years, researchers around the world have found that married people, both men and women, live longer than singles.
In Part II of this five-part series,we'll look at whether marriage is toxic to women's mental health. Specifically, we'll look closely at depression.
Is marriage toxic to women? Yes, say many. My women friends are constantly posting comments like "marriage is dying," and that living together is "much better." Let's look deeper.
In less than 10 years, the number of people over 50 that are living together has doubled to more than two million . Is it really a good idea? Research studies show....
In Part I we looked at the transformed social landscape, a place in which the numbers of folks living together had surpassed those who were married. Here we weigh the advantages.
Couples today are simply living together. Marriage rates have declined while couples living together have doubled. They say it's because they want to try things out, a test drive.
Are men really only after one thing? Well, fMRI studies of men's brains show that 98% of the cerebral cortex is preoccupied with vivid sexual fantasies.1 Gotcha!!
In Part 3 on sex and early dating we look at game theory & the biological implications of having sex too soon. Avoiding the chemical soup of infatuation and sex may be adaptive.
Sex: To Wait or Not to Wait! According to two economists males who are more available for lasting and true love relationships were willing to wait and delay having sex.
Sex and Game Theory (To Wait or Not to Wait)! Game theory is a type of applied mathematics that has been used in evolutionary biology and economics. Here we look at sex in dating.
Many of us have written about how much Valentine's Day sucks in both professional and trade journals. Yet, I do feel moved to relook at the commercialism of this Hallmark holiday.
"Bad men", according to two scholars, try to get to mating right away and then quit the courtship process right after. To all men, the courtship game is a kind of war of attrition
Are men really only after sex? Commercials, ads, sitcoms, reality shows and magazines certainly tell us so. But what do research studies of men's behavior tell us? It's surprising.
Since my last blog about so-called "good" and "bad" men aroused a firestorm of mail I thought it would be fun to post some other research on men that marry vs. those that avoid it.
Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., a psychologist and frequent guest expert on The Today Show, is the author of the bestselling book Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.