Loving

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

This piece by Emma Haak was sent to me by colleagues who work from an Imago perspective, which is an approach to couples work that I highly respect.  So many thanks to my friendly Imago therapists who shared this with me: Patty Mangini, PhD, Michael Scott, MFT Maria Monroe, MFT Researchers have looked at everything …

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Forgiveness

Can you have empathy and compassion for someone who has hurt you? That is an essential quality of forgiveness. And forgiveness has clear health benefits – by fostering a stronger sense of self, reducing stress, and is an antidote to toxic anger. Psychological research has found a strong connection between accumulated lifetime stress and mental …

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8 Relationship Myths

Published on-line by Jessica Chou in Refinery29 on August 6, 2015. http://www.refinery29.com/relationship-myths Jessica Chou has drawn on the wonderful writings of Esther Perel to put these myths and truths in a nice list.   Perel is a psychologist who specializes in relationships and sexuality. Mythical Origins: “Remember your most important job is to build up and …

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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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Living Together Trumps Matrimony for Recession-Wary Americans

From: Bloomberg News By Stephanie Armour – Mar 21, 2012 9:00 PM The probability of a woman getting married by age 25 dropped to less than half as more Americans opt to cohabitate with their romantic partners rather than tie the knot, a U.S. government study shows. The proportion of women living with men without marriage …

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Preparing for Love

If you’re going to present yourself like a bouquet to someone you care about, at least take time to arrange the flowers.

Dance, or Keep The Ten Foot Pole?

Some couples go through life with a ten-foot pole between them. One approaches, the other moves away. They take turns approaching and distancing, and each blames the other for the distance. For some the pole is six feet, for others six inches; but the result is the same. For some the distance is in the computer …

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From Romantic To Mature Love: Giving Up Your Unrealistic Romantic Beliefs

Almost all couples start with a sharing romantic love. Romantic love that sees the partner as a perfect match, as being “just the right one”, as being magically connected.  This is a heady and exhilarating time. The hope of romantic love is that it will last a lifetime. It never does, although elements of it …

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How To Predict If Your Partner Will Have an Affair

Do you believe? Married couples are less likely to have an affair than those just living together? Because women are gatherers and men are hunters, men are much more likely to stray? Commitment to the relationship means a partner is less likely to have an affair? Religious beliefs are a bulwark against infidelity?” Research finds that …

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