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 […]
Overnight shipping from Amazon. Panicked, last minute phone calls to florists. Saturday night drug store runs to track down the last Mother’s Day card. Just this once, forget about all that. This Mother’s Day, do something different. Do something radical. Do something, dare I say, sacrilegious: Don’t buy your mother a gift. Before you throw your Whitman’s […]
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 […]
…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 […]
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 […]
Successful long-distance relationships have four factors in common, learn more on how to apply these elements to your relationship, for HuffingtonPost.com.