Archive for the 'In the News' Category

Is sex really that important in a relationship?

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

The New York Times just featured an interesting piece titled First comes Sex Talk with These renegades of Couples Therapy. Essentially it deals with the issue of the importance of sex in happy marriages and relationships—and it challenges the notion that couples need to first focus on their underlying issues in couples therapy in […]

Looking for love? Try friendship first

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The journal Psychological Science has released some new and very interesting findings on physical attraction in dating and relationships. According to lead researcher Lucy hunt of the University of Texas at Austin, when two individuals have more time to get acquainted before they begin a romantic relationship, factors like personality and compatibility weigh as heavily […]

Getting a “sleep divorce” may help your marriage

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Once again the topic of married couples sleeping apart is being discussed. This past week on NBC’s Nightly News there was a segment on it—which was probably prompted in part by the latest research on sleep deprivation and its impact on both our physical and emotional health. Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to […]

Healthy self-Esteem is at the root of good relationships

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

It has often been said that we “should work on ourselves first” before making a lifelong commitment to someone else. There is a lot of wisdom in this as we need to be really OK with ourselves first, on the inside, not just the outside, and have a basic readiness that is essential to […]

Britt and Brady going strong

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Well it looks like there is another way to win the girl’s heart. Fall for the runner-up and pursue her while others are playing the game according to the rules.. Britt and Kaitlyn were in competition on the first night of this season’s Bachelorette, to see who the guys would choose as the new it […]

Tempted to cheat? Get a better job

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Christin Munsch from the University of Connecticut is a sociologist and author of a new study on the economics of sexual infidelity. In a nutshell, her research found that the greater the income gap between what a couples makes, the more likely it is that one of them will have an affair. Not really surprising […]

Bromance—Loving Friends VS Brokeback Lovers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The topic of “bromance” has been on my mind lately. In the last segment of The Bachelorette, two men in the house got a lot of attention for the bromance they are developing—one the other guys and many viewers are scratching their heads over. Most of us know what this kind of relationship entails and […]

Are you putting your financial cart before your marriage horse?

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

In today’s Washington Post, Michelle Singletary has written a good piece on the wisdom (or not) of becoming financially committed to someone before deciding on marriage. In her column, The Color of Money, Ms. Singletary clearly states that she is not trying to make a judgment about the morality of living together before marriage—her concern […]

Proof that He puts appearance first

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Dr Rory McGloin from The University of Connecticut led a study that looked at the relationship between trust and appearance for those who use online dating sites to meet people. 305 men and women aged 17 to 36 stated that trust is an important part of a relationship for them. Yet when they got into […]

Is He a true partner or part time help?

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The NY Times ran a good piece yesterday that really speaks to the worst kept secret of all women with male partners, married and unmarried. Women shoulder most of the responsibility of raising children, and too often, He helps out from time to time. The author, Judith Shulevitz talks about what sociologists sometimes call “worry […]