Love Archives - Page 3 of 3 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

How to Ruin Mother's Day

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 […]

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 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 […]

Love Is Just the Entry Fee

Once you have love, there are three main areas that need to be worked through to have a successful romantic relationship. Learn more on HuffingtonPost.com.