Conventional wisdom says trying to solve a relationship issue through text is like trying to not smile at ovary-wrecking baby videos: pretty much futile. You know the arguments against it: There’s the risk of misinterpretation and the idea that you just “should” be able to handle talking about heavy stuff in-person. But what if […]
The universe gives us mixed signals when it comes to relationships, especially at the beginning. Should we have lots of sex? Or hold out? Should we spend all our time together — or not betoo available? Should we embrace total awkward honesty about our true selves? Or put our best selves forward? It seems, as […]
“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]
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 […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins LOVE Sujeiry on SiriusXM (Ch 154) to talk about how social media affect our relationships.
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. […]
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 […]
The study claimed that a person with “high communal sexual orientation” would agree to have sex, even when not in the mood, as a way to make their partner feel “desired, loved, wanted.” It seemed they were missing a huge point: There are other ways to show your partner you love, want, and desire them, […]
Both men and women deserve to achieve sexual satisfaction, and that doesn’t necessarily have to end in orgasm. Therefore, the order in which orgasm is achieved is irrelevant. Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist, relationship expert, and author, emphasizes the importance of mutuality for all relationships to survive and thrive. [Read more]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins LOVE Sujeiry on SiriusXM (Ch 154) to talk about how messages we receive in childhood can affect our romantic relationships later in life.