Love and Relationships Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"6 Signs You Shouldn't Pack Up and Move to Be with a Guy" – Women's Health

When it’s smart to stay put PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2015  |  BY WHITNEY C. HARRIS SHUTTERSTOCK Relocating is something either you or your partner has to do at some point if you want to take a long-distance relationship to the next level; but how do you know if it’s a good idea? Here are a few red flags […]

Dear Anonymous, I Love You

In August 2013 Robbi Behr of Chestertown, Maryland, discovered a small, beautiful bouquet of flowers on her doorstep. The attached card, which was addressed to Robbi and her husband Matthew read, “A small gift to brighten your day.” The card was signed by Chester York. However, neither Robbi nor Matthew knew anyone named Chester York. […]

"8 Questions to Ask Before Having Sex with Him" – SHAPE

Are you Friends With Your Ex? The way he talks about past relationships can be revealing, says New York-based psychologist Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., author or Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. “If he’s respectful when talking about an ex-lover, that’s a good sign that he’ll be respectful of […]

Spring Cleaning: It's Not Just for Closets Anymore

3 Tips For De-Cluttering Your Mind To Get A Fresh Start This Spring Many people accumulate more stuff in their homes while spending more time indoors during the winter. If you look around you may notice gifts that you received but didn’t really want, cards you meant to send out (eek!) or that ambitious knitting […]

Unrequited Love Can Serve You Well If You Let It; The Benefits Of Rejection

Heartbreak hurts. Rejection can make us lash out. But when you’re ready, it can all be an opportunity for personal transformation “You tell me.” My unrequited love and I were standing outside a party when I’d finally mustered the nerve to ask what we were. He briefly turned away, so I prompted him again. After […]