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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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The Visitor

Aeschylus wrote: “What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?”

Does Couple Therapy Work?

Surveys show that relationship problems are a leading reason – and perhaps THE leading reason

Does Viagra Improve Relationships?

Psychologists have long taken comfort in believing that unhappiness in relationships is one of the few problems they face that is unlikely to be fixed by the simple act of taking a pill. 

Major League Miscommunication

The contentious divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt is very much in the news in Los Angeles. 

Is Monogamy Possible?

Amidst an unceasing media-fueled stream of reports about infidelity, it is natural to wonder whether it is even possible for two people in a committed partnership to remain faithful to one another.


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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