Each Valentine’s Day, when I see images of the chubby winged god Cupid taking aim with his bow and arrow at his unsuspecting victims, I take refuge in my training as a scholar of early Greek poetry and myth to muse on the strangeness of this image and the nature of love.
Even if you’re an introvert, connections with others is a vital part of life. You don’t need a large group of friends, but having people in your life that you love and who love you in return is not only one of the most rewarding parts of life;
When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their “hen-pecked husbands” and “whipped boyfriends.” At the same time, popular culture is replete with representations of striving and self-serving women – from celebrities like Beyoncé to the TV show “Girls” – who engage in relationships with men as social equals on a level playing field.
Together for 25 years and married for seven, Marcela and Rock know the adaptive aspects of love better than most. Participating in a project in which they’ve agreed to honestly answer questions about their relationship, the couple’s complicated past slowly emerges, revealing a relationship that’s survived infidelity, imprisonment and dishonesty.
What makes love thrive or fail? Since scientists began studying romantic relationships, we’ve learned a lot about the ingredients of success. But could your feelings about your relationship change with something so seemingly trivial as the ground beneath your feet?
Have most of your romantic relationships failed? If so, some of your relationship behaviors may be quite toxic. If you’re unaware of these harmful relationship habits, you can’t address them.
How many times have you heard that communication is key to a happy relationship? Probably dozens, hundreds of times even. It’s such a common answer because it’s the truth. Without sincere, regular, and open communication a relationship can never last.
Women are now the main earners in about one in four Australian households. This increase in female “breadwinner” households challenges traditional expectations of men and women and their roles in family life.
Sexual double standards – in which women and men are judged differently for the same sexual behavior – will probably sound familiar to most people. The classic one centers on multiple sexual partners: Men who are promiscuous are lauded as “studs,” “lotharios” or “ladies’ men,” while women who have a lot of sex get called “sluts” or “whores.” Men who cheat on their wives aren’t exactly praised, but they’ll often get a pass.
Are you addicted to being in love? Or more accurately, are you addicted to being in a romantic relationship? Are you ready to undergo any hardship, suffer anything – including humiliation, physical, and emotional abuse –
Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways. When we love a person, we feel emotional arousal in their presence.
When a guy’s nice to you, you might think “does he like me?” This question is a secret wrapped in a bit of obscurity since not everyone can read someone else’s thoughts, even if you want it badly.
Imagine two couples, each at home for dinner. The first couple spends the whole meal caressing each other’s hair, calling each other cheesy monikers and, after the meal is finished, holding hands across the table, staring affectionately into each other’s eyes.
If you have ended up reading this, then it is safe to say that you are probably currently in a long-distance relationship and are scouring the internet trying to find tips, advice or help with what you are going through.
Every game has its rules and unless you know all the rules you just can’t become a good player and eventually a winner. And this includes dating and more specifically a first date where your actions and inactions could make or break the opportunity at hand.
Most of us can relate to the feeling when you first start seeing somebody new – it can be exciting and all-encompassing when you meet someone you FINALLY click with (let’s admit, Tinder’s offerings are getting direr by the week).
The below are a few fun relationship and love quizzes that provide insights into your personality, and how you love. Many of our personality traits and habits can be revealed through our preferences, split-second decisions, unconscious desires, or simply by observing our reactions to various events.
You’ve finally met that special person who makes your heart flutter. You’re certain that the two of you would hit it off if you could just dazzle them with the perfect date.
Not everyone wants to raise wild, free-thinking children. But for those of you who do, here are my tips: 1. Create a safe space for them to be outside for a least an hour a day.
Mother’s Day is a special day when you get to show your mother (or the mother of your children) how appreciative and grateful you are that she is in your life and all that she has sacrificed in raising you.
Everyone knows that romantic relationships must sometimes come to an end, but many people are reluctant to end a friendship. While it’s never fun to have to end something that has been positive for you in the fast, sometimes friendship fades or becomes toxic.