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A healthy relationship takes effort, including good communication, conflict resolutio, and stress management.

Long-term, committed, intimate relationships are a source of joy and well-being for many people. People in healthy long-term relationships report higher levels of happiness, fewer health problems, and longer life spans. Their children also do better, with lower rates of substance abuse and greater success in school and in their own adult relationships. Although an estimated 45% of marriages end in divorce, remarriage is common and support is available for couples and their children going through this transition.

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Operation Marriage: The Unbearable Absence of Smelling

There’s this gross thing I do a few weeks before my husband deploys: I steal his dirty t-shirts.

The Doctor/Patient Relationship

Hippocrates wrote:  “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” 

Understanding What Matters

My wife had to leave for 3 weeks specialized training and it gave me a taste of what life will be like during her deployment. 

Sex on Antidepressants

Awhile back a reader asked me if I’d cover the topic of intimacy complications with regard to antidepressants.

First Deployment

Let me say at the outset that it’s my wife of 17 years, Katie, who is going to Afghanistan.  She joined the Navy Reserves right out of high school in 1985 and other than a few years during Law School, she’s been in the whole time.  Last year she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer which I have since learned is no small achievement.  Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew there was a chance she might get mobilized but when it actually happened I was

Which Conflicts Consume Couples the Most?

According to one widely-held view on couple relationships, how you argue is far more important than what you happen to be arguing about.


Racing Hearts

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Art Aron, an expert on relationships, social cognition, and social neuroscience, recounts the findings...

When Chevy Met Jayni

Your browser does not support the video tag. Actor Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni share their story of how they met and...

The Rituals of Courtship

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Marc D. Hauser, author of the highly acclaimed book, Wild Minds, What Animals Really Think,...

Love’s Antechamber

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Elizabeth Gilbert describes infatuation as "love’s antechamber, a place where you wait to see if...

The Roots of Love

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist who studies mating strategies, gender conflict, social status, and...

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