Relationships Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"The 20 Best Things You Can Do For Your Relationship" – Redbook

Spend time each week, maybe it’s every Friday night, talking about your hopes and aspirations as a couple, and think about what will make you happiest going forward. You can say, ‘We’ll buy a house in our favorite neighborhood within five years.’ or, ‘We’ll hvae another kid by next summer,’ or even, ‘We’ll eventually visit […]

Will He Cheat? Don't Check His Phone, Check His Credit

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 […]

Are Phones Ruining Your Relationship? 'The Addiction Is Real!' – TODAY Show

Clinical Psychologist Ben Michaelis talks to Kathie Lee and guest co-host Jenna Bush Hager about a trend that you’ve probably noticed, or not: Couples looking down at their phones instead of talking to each other. Michaelis shares tips to help you focus on being present, rather than just being in someone’s presence. Originally aired on […]

"Dating Lessons From Teenagers" – AskMen

Teenagers, who as we all know are blessed (and cursed) with a crush of hormones, tend to approach dating with excitement, adventure, and a spirit of experimentation that many of us lose when we reach adulthood. “One of the things that teens tend to do, but grown-ups don’t, is allowing for dates to be organic […]

"Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split" – Lifescript

“Ideally co-parents should create a shared understanding on how to best raise their children,” says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a New York clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing (Adams Media). “That will reassure children they are still loved and that their well-being remains paramount to both parents.” [Read more]

"6 Signs You Shouldn't Pack Up and Move to Be with a Guy" – Women's Health

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 […]