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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/health/domestic-violence-abusive-relationships.html “It often starts in a very insidious way,” said Patricia Pape, a psychologist in private practice in New York. “He says, ‘Don’t put Sweet-and-Low in your coffee, it’s poisonous.’ “Then, ‘When you wear that nail polish, it makes you look like a fallen woman,’ and ‘That skirt is too short, it’s

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Why relationships end ?

By Bundeswehr-Fotos - originally posted to Flickr as Leopard 2 A5, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11586260 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-right-mindset/201803/the-5-reasons-relationships-fail It’s possible to reduce interpersonal conflict and improve communication with your main squeeze by avoiding verbal trespassing, maintaining respectful boundaries, and being mindful of how you give and receive information. It’s simple science. Studies show that

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#Aristotle #tend to #love #three #different #things

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happy-together/201711/one-question-may-determine-whether-your-love-will-last In the Nicomachean Ethics, the classic tome on what constitutes the good life, Aristotle says we tend to love three different kinds of things: those that are useful, those that are pleasurable, and those that are good. And he claims that there is a type of friendship that corresponds to

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#Who #Knew #Sex #Makes #Us #Happy #Fulfilled #Relationships

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201707/the-secret-reason-sex-is-so-good-your-relationship As the authors concluded, “Hence, sex seems not only beneficial because of its physiological or hedonic effects … but because it promotes a stronger and more positive connection with the partner” (p. 296). Over time, such experiences build to strengthen the bonds between partners, meaning that their long-term relationship satisfaction

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#Some #People #Have #Difficult #Relationships

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201706/why-some-people-just-have-difficult-relationships According to Ricco and Sierra, avoidantly-attached individuals should be less able to handle conflict for several reasons. First of all, they have a distrustful view of others, figuring that they’re not really all that loyal or caring. Secondly, they’re not as good at gauging how other people feel. Finally, avoidant

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#Why #Stay #Bad #Relationships

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dating-and-mating/201705/the-good-reasons-we-stay-in-bad-relationships Common mechanisms which help to maintain our relationships are “partner-enhancement” and “positive illusions.” Both terms refer to the fact that we tend to see our romantic partners positively, sometimes unrealistically so (Morry et al., 2010; Conley et al., 2009). In both gay and lesbian as well as heterosexual couples, those

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How relationships affect happiness

7 ways relationships affect your personal happiness (according to science) http://t.co/GvScQGY3AD pic.twitter.com/XNOlN9gy9r— HuffPost Living (@HealthyLiving) August 31, 2015 Romantic relationships have a greater influence on life satisfaction than work. This is very telling: We may regard relationships more highly than success at work, according to 2013 research from the National University of

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