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Why 'Faking' Attraction Leads to Real Love

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Pretending that you find someone attractive increases your susceptibility to their charms and heightens your chances of truly falling in love with them, according to new relationship research.

 

 


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They Met on the Psych Ward | Psychology Today

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An unusual wedding invitation arrived in my mailbox recently. Two former psychiatric patients in my practice—I will call them Sam and Patty—are getting married.

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New York Times: The Materialist Fallacy

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The weakening of our social fabric can’t be reduced to economics. The recent research details how disruption in the social fabric breeds more disruption. This research includes the thousands of studies on attachment theory, which show that children who can’t form secure attachments by 18 months face a much worse set of chances for the rest of their lives because they find it harder to build stable relationships.

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Marriage Problems: Why Couples Fight | Psychology Today

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You don't fight about what you think. By Steven Stosny...
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Do Women Make More Romantic Compromises Than Men Do? | Psychology Today

Do Women Make More Romantic Compromises Than Men Do? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

An important factor in determining the readiness to make romantic compromises is how prepared we are to marry those we do not love. An overwhelming majority of people (over 85% of Americans) said that they would not marry someone with whom they were not in love and about 50% of Americans believe that they have the right to seek a divorce when their love fades (Fisher, 2004). While these attitudes express the profound wish of people not to compromise in love and to combine romantic love with marriage, many people nevertheless make romantic compromises. Are there gender differences in this regard? By Aaron Ben-Zeév, Ph.D

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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes - Harvard Business Review

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Talking about differences of opinion or offenses doesn't need to be as difficult as we make it. When you know how to have these conversations, you don't have to fear them. And your relationships can be even better after having them.

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Here is what real commitment to your marriage means

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What does being committed to your marriage really mean? A psychology professors answer this question in a new study based on their analysis of 172 married couples over the first 11 years of marriage.
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» Relationships on Facebook, Social Networks - Psych Central News

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A new research study evaluates details of relationships created on social networking sites to determine their significance, depth and potential.

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