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"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 […]

Why Marriage Talk Can Shut Some Men Down

…And perhaps more importantly, why we have so much trouble bringing it up with them Patience has never been a virtue of mine. Like so many women in their twenties, I liked to cut off slow-talking friends to finish their sentences for them and burn my mouth on 2 a.m. pizza straight out of the […]

Why Marriage Talk Can Shut Some Men Down

…And perhaps more importantly, why we have so much trouble bringing it up with them Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, thinks it comes down to brain development: “The idea of marriage is both incredibly simple and highly sophisticated,” he says. “When you think of marrying someone, you’re envisioning growing […]

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 “I have seen that people who are higher in resilience tend to naturally make more adaptive interpretations to rejection,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and speaker based in New York City, told Medical Daily in an […]