relationships

relationships

I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?
Suzannah Weiss
1.17.19
Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
Sex

Replacing Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Could Reduce Sexual Violence

Teens who receive comprehensive sex education before college have a lower risk of being sexually assaulted.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.7.19
relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
Sex

Santa Is a Surprisingly Popular Sex Symbol

There’s a lot of sexual innuendo built into the story and mythology of Santa, and research shows people are...feeling it.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.26.18
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.11.18
relationships

This Is When I Realized I Had to Cut Ties With My Mother

The "last-straw incident" describes the moment of clarity people have when they know a relationship needs to end.
Harriet Brown
12.11.18
psychology

Echoists Are Basically the Opposite of Narcissists

Compliments and special attention tend to make them cringe.
Julie Stewart
12.4.18
psychology

Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships

It’s known as ‘lovebombing’—and here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing it.
EJ Dickson
11.26.18
mind

Dreams Can Help People Deal With Grief and Breakups

During painful transitions such as breakups, divorce, and the loss of loved ones, dreams can become so vivid that even the biggest skeptics take notice of their nocturnal visions.
Alice Robb
11.20.18
SEX

Being a Single Mother Made Me Embrace the Sex Drive I Thought Was Dead

Newly single moms can be horny as hell. I can testify.
Sarah Bregel
11.14.18
Sex

Dating With Bipolar Can Be an Exhausting Cycle of Intensity and Bailing

Here's how to not let it get in the way of your relationships.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.13.18
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