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Couples' therapy, what works, what doesn't, how to take care of your relationship, etc.
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For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction

For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
The science of romance is finding that your assessment of a potential mate shifts the longer you know the person, a process one expert calls “slow love.”
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5 Science-Backed Ways To Immediately Improve Your Relationship

5 Science-Backed Ways To Immediately Improve Your Relationship | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Go the extra mile with these scientifically proven ways — from apologizing and accepting responsibility to breaking negative cycles — to improve your relationship.
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The Secret to Maintaining Sexual Desire

The Secret to Maintaining Sexual Desire | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
When you think about what you want to get out of your relationship over the next couple of months, are you thinking about the fun you want to have with your partner and how you want to grow closer and develop a deeper relationship? If so, you have strong approach goals—goals focused on the pursuit of positive experiences in one’s relationship. It turns out that having these types of goals can help buffer people against declines in sexual desire in their relationships
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The 4 Habits of Highly Happy Couples

The 4 Habits of Highly Happy Couples | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Drawn from years of research, attitudes to help keep each other satisfied.
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Relationship and Marriage Advice | The Gottman Relationship Blog: Relationship Alphabet: P is for Problems

Relationship and Marriage Advice | The Gottman Relationship Blog: Relationship Alphabet: P is for Problems | Couples psychology | Scoop.it

If you can accept that many of your problems aren’t going away, then you can focus on what to do about those issues when they come up. As a first step, quit trying to solve the problem. It’s wasted energy. Instead, focus on achieving perspective, empathy, and, ultimately, dialogue. 

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How romantic love can last a lifetime – Aaron Ben-Zeev – Aeon

How romantic love can last a lifetime – Aaron Ben-Zeev – Aeon | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
We no longer expect passion to last a lifetime, but some couples do stay in love to the end. What’s their secret?
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"New research suggests that common wisdom might be wrong, and that a significant percentage of long-term couples remain deeply in love. "

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The Many Downfalls of Kids' Addiction to Tech: Why Limiting Screen Time Will Benefit Your Child | Inhabitots

The Many Downfalls of Kids' Addiction to Tech: Why Limiting Screen Time Will Benefit Your Child | Inhabitots | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Kids today have excessive amounts of screen time - is it ok or harmful? An in depth look at the downfalls that are caused by too much technology for kids.
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"In moderation, technology and screens are useful. The problem is that parents and modern-day kids have strayed far beyond moderate use of technology. In today's world, the average kid uses screen-based technology for 9 hours a day."

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Why Do We Blame Victims?

Why Do We Blame Victims? | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.
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"Victim-blaming is not just about avoiding culpability—it’s also about avoiding vulnerability. The more innocent a victim, the more threatening they are. Victims threaten our sense that the world is a safe and moral place, where good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. When bad things happen to good people, it implies that no one is safe, that no matter how good we are, we too could be vulnerable. The idea that misfortune can be random, striking anyone at any time, is a terrifying thought, and yet we are faced every day with evidence that it may be true."

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Is Constant Texting Good or Bad for Your Relationship?

Is Constant Texting Good or Bad for Your Relationship? | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
New research finds real benefits but also crucial red flags.
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Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?

Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
He cooks, she cleans, they both work and take care of the kids. It’s the perfect egalitarian marriage. There’s just one problem.
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Do Opposites Really Attract?

Do Opposites Really Attract? | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
What you should know when trying to fit a square peg into a round hole

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
What happens if you decide that falling in love is not something that happens to you, but something that you do?
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Try this fr a first date you will not forget.  It will get you immediately past the superficial talk.

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3 Relationship Cliches That Stop You From Focusing on What Really Matters

3 Relationship Cliches That Stop You From Focusing on What Really Matters | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of cliches. Sure, they’re usually trite and almost always devoid of any real impact, but there’s usually some nugget of wisdom or truth hidden deep inside. I like to imagine the first time someone uttered one of these nuggets, a moment when some confusing idea suddenly
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How to Take Full Responsibility for an Affair

How to Take Full Responsibility for an Affair | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
8 steps to rebuilding trust, focused on deeds, not words.
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"Admitting wrongdoing is an important first step but it is just that—a firststep. Unless the person having the affair is willing to take honest actions, deal with consequences, and put in the hard work of rebuilding and repairing their damaged relationships, they are by definition, not taking responsibility"

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» “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Understanding Domestic Violence - After Trauma

» “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Understanding Domestic Violence - After Trauma | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Hearing about a DV incident is like seeing a small portion of a picture. This week, After Trauma will feature a 3 part series on intimate partner
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"Dlaczego ona po prostu nie odejdzie", czyli pierwsza część serii na temat przemocy domowej.

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Relationship and Marriage Advice | The Gottman Relationship Blog: 6 Arguments All Married Couples Have

Relationship and Marriage Advice | The Gottman Relationship Blog: 6 Arguments All Married Couples Have | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
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"In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman lists the 6 most common areas of marital conflict. He explains that, “even in very happy and stable marriages, these issues are perennial.” We will touch on these six hot spots, the task they each represent for a marriage, and offer practical advice for addressing the solvable disagreements they often trigger. "

 

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How to End Up With the Right Partner

How to End Up With the Right Partner | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Once you know what to watch out for, you can't get fooled.
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"You can never be sure if a romantic partner is decent enough to marry, but you can tell when they are not good enough from belittling acts [like these]."

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20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love

20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
A research-driven questionnaire that measures your feelings.
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Despite its seo-driven title, it's more than just a questionnaire - interesting article about research on two (independent) dimensions in relationships: infatuation and attachement.

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4 Key Factors That Can Predict Your Relationship's Future

4 Key Factors That Can Predict Your Relationship's Future | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
New findings show that one partner's happiness matters more than the other's.
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The 3 Relationship Skills You Need to Practice

The 3 Relationship Skills You Need to Practice | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Master them, and you'll avoid vicious cycles of conflict.
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The Top 4 Romantic Wishes of Men and Women

The Top 4 Romantic Wishes of Men and Women | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Make them all come true and you'll receive lifelong loyalty.
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Love Quotes: The Wisest, Wittiest . . . and Most Cynical

Love Quotes: The Wisest, Wittiest . . . and Most Cynical | Couples psychology | Scoop.it
Romantic love: it inspires poets, philosophers, humorists--and skeptics.
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