The mating game often involves convoluted rationalizations.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
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Even though they were a product of apartheid’s propaganda broadcasting machine, Zulu language radio dramas proved subversively powerful by reflecting communal black life and creating new stars.
Your voice can affect how attractive, fertile and faithful people think you are.
There are many reasons people have affairs.
An affair is generally a sign things aren’t right with someone’s relationship. It occurs when one person sees an alternative relationship as a better way to meet their needs than their existing one.
The use of the term pelakor in isolation reveals people’s tendency to blame only the woman in an affair, though it obviously takes two to tango.
Recently, many Indonesians have been bombarded with stories about the “pelakor”, a term popularly used to refer to a woman who is perceived as responsible for ruining a couple’s marriage).
Jealousy works in the same old ways – even in the age of online infidelity.
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.
Those caring for spouses with dementia are often isolated, lonely and emotionally overwhelmed.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it’s time to consider whether it’s verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
‘The Wedding Ring Effect’ is the idea that simply by wearing a wedding ring a man is somehow imbued with a host of desirable characteristics.
Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
Virtual encounters are getting ever more realistic.
If you find your partner having a virtual relationship with someone else – or with a computer-generated individual – is that the same as adultery?
Social media can make us mistrustful and paranoid.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage is the immediate focus of ‘Lemonade.’ But it’s also a tale of the black family in America.
Prince had ‘Purple Rain.’ Michael Jackson had ‘Thriller.’ And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
Is that you, dad? SBS documentary questions oft-quoted figures on dads who are not the real father of their children.
How confident are you that the man you call dad is really your biological father? If you believe some of the most commonly-quoted figures, you could be forgiven for not being very confident at all. But…
Will you ever be able to forgive yourself? Psychologists say yes.
Most people believe that they are moral and good. They also believe cheating on a partner is wrong. So how do cheaters live with themselves after their infidelity? Understanding how they reconcile their…
Wild zebra finch pairs keep their eyes peeled for opportunities to cheat.
Infidelity between sexual partners is ubiquitous – almost as prevalent as the tight and long-lasting social bonds that couples form. But thanks to a recent German study of Australian zebra finches, a cheating…