Category Archives: Social Psychology

Articles on the study of individuals in the social context.

7 Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Benefits of Marriage Counseling

It is estimated that 40-50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Some people choose to stay silent in an unhappy marriage until their distress and resentment build to a point where they feel divorce is unavoidable. Other couples may try hard to make their marriage successful, but after they feel like they’ve tried everything, they too may feel as if divorce is the only option left. Very few couples consider marriage counseling when trying to resolve their issues. Continue reading

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Can a Rebound Relationship Work?

Signs of a rebound relationship

Take a minute to google the term “rebound relationship” and you will likely get hit with a barrage of results that tell you how to spot a rebound relationship and why you should be careful about getting into one. In fact, online therapy website ReGain provides a number of signs of a rebound relationship you can watch out for. Continue reading

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Should You Try Online Couples Counseling?

Benefits of couples counseling

Couples counseling provides a number of benefits for couples who want to improve their relationship. It has helped marriage mates and intimate partners to improve their interpersonal communication, learn more about each other, and work through conflicts that may have affected the relationship for a long time. Many couples believe their emotional attachment to their partner grew stronger after they tried couples counseling. Marriage mates also report increased feelings of sexual attraction and intimacy toward each other. Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Relationship is in Trouble

Signs of toxic relationship

Almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. However, this does not mean that getting married is a bad idea. Every marriage, and indeed, every relationship will experience challenges in one form or another. The key is to identify issues as early as possible and address them before they become toxic. Continue reading

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Intimacy vs Isolation: Why Do Some People Struggle to Form Intimate Relationships?

intimacy vs isolation

Loneliness is a surprisingly common phenomenon in the 21st century. In 2018, a survey conducted by The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that 22% of adults in the United States and 23% of adults in the United Kingdom often or always feel lonely or left out. Interestingly, many people who describe themselves as lonely are unable to explain the reason for their loneliness. They only know that other people seem to be making friends and falling in love, while they keep marching forward alone. Continue reading

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Loving Someone With a Mental Illness

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What is mental illness? Mental illnesses are conditions that affect mood behavior and thinking. It’s challenging to live with a mental illness, and that’s why it’s crucial to have a support system. That way, you feel connected to others and loved. People with mental illness are just like everybody else. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, mental illness is real. They live with mental health conditions that affect them, but they deserve love. Here are some ways that you can love somebody who has a mental illness. Continue reading

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