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Independent, Autonomous and UNGRATEFUL, or is that Counter-dependent?

People who value autonomy and independence may be less likely to feel gratitude in response to a gift or favor, which could interfere with their bonds with others, suggests research in Cognition and Emotion. In a study with more than 500 participants, researchers found that people who self-reported a higher level of autonomy (not wanting to …

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HOMO VINCULUM

“We are not just homo sapiens. We are HOMO VINCULUM – an emotional bonding mammal. Recognizing this is crucial to our survival – as individuals – as couples – as families – as tribes – as nations.” Sue Johnson, PhD, Founder of EFT,  plenary  talk from the Creating Connections Conference 2016,

Exercise Before Sex Cuts Antidepressants’ Sexual Side Effects for Women

Investigators at the University of Texas at Austin found that a brief, moderate strength and cardiovascular exercise regimen preceding sexual activity was associated with improvement in sexual desire and significantly improved sexual functioning in women with more severe sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants. Previous studies suggested that exercise has the potential to improve sexual function …

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Women and Affairs….

From Psychology Today… “…Interestingly, the reasons men and women engage in relationship infidelity are often quite different, with each gender’s motivations generally paralleling our basic understanding of male and female sexuality. In short, women are usually interested in sex that includes (or at least hints at) some sort of emotional or relationship connection, while men are typically seeking a …

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