relationships

psychology

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”
Jessica Dore
7.30.18
Sex

Having Sex Makes You Think Life Is More Meaningful

“Meaning in life often arises when an individual feels their basic need for belonging is met with someone.”
Christian Jarrett
7.24.18
relationships

You Probably Look More Attractive in a Group Than on Your Own

It's been called the "cheerleader effect."
Evita March
7.23.18
relationships

This Is Why People Cheat

Here’s where to start if you’re dealing with infidelity.
Gery Karantzas
7.18.18
mental health

This Is How a Therapist Decides How Much They Need to Praise You

Strength-based perspective therapy plays out kind of as a “rent-a-friend” dynamic with deeper psychological analysis happening in-session.
Michael Stahl
7.17.18
Sex

What Your Personality Says About Your Sex Life

Extroverts tend to have more sex than everyone else.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.6.18
relationships

Researchers Asked Cis People If They Would Date Trans People

The results of the first-ever study on this subject are bleak.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.27.18
tech harm reduction

Texting Culture Is Giving All of Us Anxiety

Here's how to calm down when you're waiting for a text.
Ankita Rao
6.27.18
Sex

Trying Not to Think About Sex Just Makes You Think About Sex More

Teaching people their sexual thoughts are “dirty” or “impure” has problematic consequences.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.14.18
Sleep

How to Introduce Your CPAP Machine Into a Relationship

Between 5 and 20 percent of the population has some degree of sleep apnea.
S.E. Smith
6.11.18
Eating Disorders

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With an Eating Disorder

It can be hard to strike a balance between being helpful and being the food police.
Melissa Meinzer
6.5.18
Sex

Women With a Stronger Sense of Smell Have More Orgasms

A sensitivity to odors can also predict how both men and women alike experience sex.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.1.18