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 […]
Active listening is a must when it comes to making it out of an argument as a stronger couple. The good thing about texting is that it’s pretty hard to engage in a talking-over-each-other dynamic. “One of the biggest obstacles to any in-person conversation is the tendency to interrupt people before they finish making their […]
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 it’s smart to stay put PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2015 | BY WHITNEY C. HARRIS SHUTTERSTOCK Relocating is something either you or your partner has to do at some point if you want to take a long-distance relationship to the next level; but how do you know if it’s a good idea? Here are a few red flags […]
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 […]
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, sought to uncover the best way for couples to navigate the issues of mismatched desires in long-term relationships. The study found that often, relationship disputes or dissatisfaction stem from one partner having a higher sex drive than the other. However, in relationships where the partner […]
Despite cultural and technological advances, dating in the 21st century sometimes comes with more questions than answers. Who texts who first? Who requests the date? Who should pay for dinner? We’ve all been there. It’s your first date and the waitress places the bill directly between the two of you. You begin to do the “check […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis and Jihan Thompson from O Magazine chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about keeping your relationship passionate, on The Today Show.
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.