Real love has more nuance than a candy heart’s message.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
It’s worth focusing on the dealmakers not just dealbreakers.
It might be human nature to undervalue what's chugging along doing fine while imagining there's a mythical 'best' partner out there somewhere. A psychology researcher has advice.
You should see the one that got away.
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
If you ditch the Cinderella story and intentionally craft romantic relationships to suit you – evidence from business and philosophy says you might have a good chance of deep happiness.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Boosting someone else may deliver a mood boost to you too.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Jealousy works in the same old ways – even in the age of online infidelity.
Meant to be? Maybe not…
Whether you want a casual fling or long-term romance could change depending on different environmental factors.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
The university sector has a relatively relaxed stance on staff-student relationships and should consider adopting standards like those for health professionals.
When teen romance crashes, adults often see it as trivial or "character building." The truth is, breakups are a major cause of suicide, drug use and self-harm.
Is objectification bad – if you welcome sexualized attention?
Women experience negative effects from the objectification that's common in our society. What happens if they try to seize the reins and elicit sexualized attention in their romantic relationships?