How to handle wedding season when you’re without a plus-one.
It is wedding season, yet again. The invitations are rolling in and you are without a plus-one.
The Lies Lovers Tell Survey
A recent study uncovers how we lie to our lovers (and justify it to ourselves)
As a clinical psychologist deeply interested in lying and self-deception, the most common questions I get from readers are about romantic relationships. Questions like: How can I trust that my partner is being honest? Why am I attracted to people who aren’t healthy for me? How does lying and self-deception affect our relationships?
Why the promises we make to our romantic partners often are not true.
You have just met the person of your dreams. You are swept off your feet—completely in love and excited to create a future together. Living on Cloud 9, you believe that you have found your one and only. It is the natural high of falling in love.
Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!
Reflecting on 2015 can help propel you towards an amazing 2016.
New Year’s Eve, 2015. It is a time of great opportunity. A time to reflect on the last year: your choices; major life events; relationships; career; family; and health. It’s also a time to set goals for the year ahead. 2016, here we come!:
Now is a perfect time to get brutally honest with yourself: About where you have been; where you are now; and where you want to go.
Take 10 minutes today to sit and reflect on your life. Ask yourself the following questions:
Why Can’t I Get Over My Ex?
Three big lies we tell ourselves that keep us stuck in old relationships.
Our minds have a way of tweaking the truth, especially when we think about our ex’s. Sometimes we think of our ex’s more negatively than is objectively warranted (He or she was the devil!). Sometimes we think of them more positively (I will never find someone as amazing as he or she was.). Sometimes we try to avoid thinking about them all together (Let me jump into a new relationship fast!). And sometimes we can’t stop ruminating about them (Please help me turn off my mind!).
Picture yourself in a romantic relationship. You wake up one morning and are feeling down, which happens to all of us from time to time. You feel insecure, upset, or unsettled in some way. As a result, you yearn for comfort, understanding, and reassurance: you want a big hug, flowers, chocolate, and to hear all […]