Love and Relationships Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall? The Fascination of Odd Couples” – New York Times

But it’s slightly bizarre when your otherwise hip and socially liberal friends make the same kind of comments, particularly when the couples in question are not on the child-producing or child-rearing path. What’s going on here? How is this any different from racism or homophobia? “It’s absolutely not different in almost all ways but one: […]

Will He Cheat? Don't Check His Phone, Check His Credit

How can you tell if your relationship will go the distance? Unconditional love? Shared dreams? Great sex? Actually, it seems that in the long term, one of the best predictors of relationship success has nothing to do with any of the factors that you probably think of when you are deciding who to marry. Brand […]

"Dating Lessons From Teenagers" – AskMen

Teenagers, who as we all know are blessed (and cursed) with a crush of hormones, tend to approach dating with excitement, adventure, and a spirit of experimentation that many of us lose when we reach adulthood. “One of the things that teens tend to do, but grown-ups don’t, is allowing for dates to be organic […]

"Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split" – Lifescript

“Ideally co-parents should create a shared understanding on how to best raise their children,” says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a New York clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing (Adams Media). “That will reassure children they are still loved and that their well-being remains paramount to both parents.” [Read more]

"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 […]