Posts Categorized: Latest Relationship Research

The Ramifications of Hook-Ups for Women

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We all know that there can be serious consequences, especially for women, when it comes to the casual hookup. There is always a risk of developing an STI, a urinary tract infection, or pregnancy. However, research is finding that there are even more serious concerns for women than we first suspected. In one study, researchers conducted… Read more »

What Mike Pence Gets Wrong (And Right) About Marriage, From An Infidelity Recovery Expert

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The Huffington Post 04/02/2017 On the surface, Vice President Mike Pence’s “never dine alone with a woman” rule sounds like a good way to respect your spouse and avoid temptation. However, as an expert in helping marriages recover from infidelity, I think this type of thinking can lead to trouble. First of all, this concept is… Read more »

Narcissism and Relationships

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., writes how narcissism can damage relationships.  In fact, a narcissist may not even realize the damage that they are causing until it is too late and the relationship is over. Even then, they don’t understand how the role they are playing hinders their ability to have a meaningful relationship. Whitbourne notes… Read more »

Ideas for Surviving Your 1st Year of Marriage

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The first year of marriage can bring unexpected challenges for any couple. That’s why Monica Gabriel Marshall, writing for Verily, has some proactive ideas for couples. The first suggestion is being aware of how to manage conflict. When we get into arguments it’s easy to get sucked into the conflict. Or, as Marshall notes for… Read more »