“All couples disagree,” said Dr. Ben Michaelis, a New York clinical psychologist who’s seen all manner of unique living configurations. “But some couples handle disagreements in stride with good coping mechanisms, while others end up with intense screaming matches involving broken dishes.” Roommates don’t want to feel like they should choose a side, he added. […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis sat down with The New York Times to talk about why people trash-talk unlikely couples. [Read more]
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: […]
This Valentine’s Day whether you are in a happy, loving, committed relationship or you are one of the many people who will be celebrating “Singles Awareness Day(link is external),” one of the things that you may bethankful for is a brief reprieve fromdomestic violence. Although there is anecdotal evidence that Valentine’s Day is connected to a […]
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 […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins American Latino Radio to talk about jealousy in relationships.
We look back on our teen dating days with large amounts of chagrin. We were awkward and clumsy, we had no idea what we were doing, and often, things blew up in our face. Truth is though, in a lot of ways we’re not doing all that much better in adulthood — and there’s a […]
While you should maintain friends and interests of your own, not spending enough time together can put a serious blow to a relationship, says Ben Michaelis, PhD, a clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy, the more time you spend the greater the chance to deepen the […]
When the communication and the giving is a one-way street, it makes the relationship unbalanced, whereas those that involve equal parts of give and take on both sides are more egalitarian, says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. “These relationships tend to […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins LOVE Sujeiry on SiriusXM (Ch 154) to talk about how social media affect our relationships.