Is a Picky Eater Also a Picky Partner?

You’re meeting someone new for dinner, and you’re doing your best to prepare for what you hope will be a favorable outcome. You’d like to impress this person in the best way you can, so you start getting ready several days in advance. Now the hour has finally arrived. Your hair is done, the new … Continue reading Is a Picky Eater Also a Picky Partner?

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How to Stay on Task During Conflicts with Your Mate

Conflict is inevitable in any close relationship, and if the argument is productive, the experience can strengthen the bonds between the partners and lead to increased intimacy. But because disagreements are such emotionally charged events, it’s easy to stray off topic as well as to say and do things that are hurtful to the other … Continue reading How to Stay on Task During Conflicts with Your Mate

Are Extroverts More Likely to Be Unfaithful Than Introverts?

Sobering Statistics of Infidelity A recent review of the literature indicated that women are now as likely to cheat on their partners as men are (Fincham & May, 2017). Research statistics also suggest that one in five partners will cheat on a spouse at some point over the course of a lifetime, although the typical … Continue reading Are Extroverts More Likely to Be Unfaithful Than Introverts?

Theory of Mind: A Missing Piece for Narcissistic People?

Without theory of mind, birds, and people, are aware just of what they themselves want. Source: (c) kvkirillov/fotosearch A reader of one of my earlier blogposts, an article on a potential relationship between narcissism and autistic spectrum disorders, wrote a fascinating comment. It's the best explanation I've seen yet of what psychologists refer to as theory … Continue reading Theory of Mind: A Missing Piece for Narcissistic People?

4 Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse

Source: AntonioGuillemF/DepositPhotos Many people start out in relationships that seem “too good to be true.” And sometimes, they are. Unlike physical or sexual abuse, there’s often a subtlety to emotional abuse that’s confusing to victims as it’s typically couched in behaviors that can initially be perceived as “caring.” That “kindness” is designed to win over … Continue reading 4 Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse