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.
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, […]