Category Archives: Love And Relationships

Psych theories and studies on attraction, love, sex and relationships

Breaking It Gently – Telling A Child About Divorce

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Happily ever after is often something that you only see in fairy tales. It rarely occurs in real life, even with couples who profess undying love to each other on their wedding day. There are many reasons partners getting divorced these days. And although marriage counseling can help, few marriage mates make use of the resource. Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Social Networking And How To Protect Your Children

Dangers of Social Networking

The dangers of social media are well known. To date there have been movies, TV shows and countless news stories documenting tragic events which have stemmed from major social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These events range from parents bullying children on fake accounts to victims being stalked and even killed by online predators. Ironically, these twisted scenarios tend to start from nothing more than a simple “friend” request. Continue reading

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Dr. Bruce Mapes On Family Relationships

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The dinner table is quiet, the kids aren’t communicating and your spouse seems agitated. Does this sound familiar? Not to worry. The truth is that sometimes we fall into relationship slumps, even with our family. Luckily, there are a few quick and simple fixes that can warm up your household. Continue reading

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How to Cope With A Personal Injury In The Family

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Many people believe that when a person is injured, whether it’s on the job, out at lunch, or in a car accident, the physical and emotional toll only affects that person. However, the family of the injured person can be just as emotionally affected, and sometimes even more so. Continue reading

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Psychologists Say: Think Twice about Moving In Before Marriage – Infographic

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In the United States, the divorce rate is higher than ever. In fact, over the past 50 years it has nearly doubled and there seems to be no end in sight. Some argue that a lack of religion is the cause, while others say that the internet age is to blame. According to Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist from The University of Virginia, couples that live together before getting married are much more likely to get a divorce than couples that wait until their wedding day to become housemates. Continue reading

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Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Guys?

why do good girls like bad guysIt is a phenomenon that has baffled mothers, fathers and the classic “nice guys” throughout human history, but perhaps no one expresses the paradox quite as eloquently as acclaimed rapper Earl Simmons, better known to his fans as DMX – “Why do good girls like bad guys? Knowin’ that bad guys tell mad lies…”

Indeed, it is a truly profound question, one for which there is no simple answer. Nevertheless, researchers have uncovered one factor which appears to play a major role in this phenomenon – ovulation! Various studies (e.g. Gangestad, Simpson, Cousins, Garver-Apgar, & Christensen, 2004, cited in Durante, Griskevicius, Simpson, Cantu & Li, 2012; Thornhill & Gangestad, 2008, cited in Durante et al., 2012) have found that ovulating women have an increased desire for the prototypical sexy cads – men who are attractive, dominant and who live on the edge – even though these men may not be interested in a long term relationship. Continue reading

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