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.
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.
Finding our soul mate is a romantic vision for many, but one that feels like an elusive fantasy; an ideal we may never realize. But even if we do realize that fantasy, do you even know what you’re looking for? And how do you know if you’ve met your soulmate? “Love does not consist in gazing at […]