Archive for the 'In the News' Category

Do you have a problematic relationship history? Blame your genes

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

It’s likely you have some familiarity with the term Emotional intelligence. You may even know about what it is, how to spot it in others—and how to improve yours for better relating. A new study is now pointing to our genes and how they might play a role in our EQ. Yes, this is interesting, […]

Happy couples don’t notice the attractiveness of others

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Scientists from Rutgers University and New York University recently concluded a set of experiments in which they found evidence that couples downgrade the attractiveness of individuals that they perceive as a threat to their relationships. The results were published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Therefore if you find yourself minimizing the looks of someone you […]

The Tinder date

Monday, June 13th, 2016

First dates usually conjure up two very opposing feelings and attitudes. Some people enjoy dating, meeting new people, experiencing the thrill of wondering if this person could end up being the person—but for others, dating is a necessary evil in their quest to find love.
And that was the way it used to be, when dating […]

Which spouse desires more sex—the husband or the wife?

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

The Journal of Personality and Social psychology recently published a study on married sex—how often and how much desire is shown by partners, broken down by sex. It also delves into a husband’s perceptions about his wife‘s desire VS her perceptions about how he is feeling.
What they found is that men in general have a […]

Why are we so often wrong about our forever after?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

The NY Times had a very interesting piece running a couple of days ago titled “Why you will marry the wrong person.” Now that’s a title that would get the attention of anyone who is single, and especially anyone who is presently engaged to who they believe is their right person.
The Times piece offers one […]

Trump Haters can turn to Maple Match

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Once again an enterprising person sees a need and provides the solution. This time it’s a new dating site—yeah we know another dating site, so what. However, this one has a great hook. It’s called Maple Match and it is the brain-child of a 25 year old American, Joe Goldman, from Texas who paid attention […]

An app that answers the question; “Should I stay or go?”

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

There’s an app for everything it seems. Now a team of folks from Hollywood along with Gary Lewandowski, PhD, have developed and recently released an app called StayGo. Catchy, isn’t it? It’s name describes that age-old dilemma that so many folks find themselves in with their relationships—“Should I stay or should I go?”
StayGo is an […]

Want to be heard? Speak with your body

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

I have been talking about the importance of nonverbal communication in relationships for a long time. Now there is more proof of how important this is if you want to hear and be heard correctly.
In a study that was recently published in Frontiers in Psychology; robot avatars who were programmed to talk with their hands […]

The problem with adult friendship

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Elizabeth Bernstein, Bonds columnist for the Wall Street Journal, just came out with a great piece on why making friends is harder for adults. Many readers will be able to relate as we have all lost some childhood friends, college friends, and single friends to time, graduation, moving, and/or marriage and children. Essentially, the shared […]

Aisha Tyler on her divorce from Jeff Tietjens

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Aisha Tyler became tearful last week as she discussed (on-screen) the break-up of her 20 year marriage (25 year relationship). Sigh—is no Hollywood marriage immune to this? It seems that celebrity, the fast life, constant separations due to work, and all those temptations are just too much.
Aisha wasn’t specific about WHY the marriage is ending, […]