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Sunday
Dec292013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #5

Fred Clavél explains why physical (or virtual) presence isn't enough to make someone feel supported. You have to be there when you're there.

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Sunday
Dec292013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #6

They (whoever "they" is) say you can't change partners to be what you want them to be. But can you shape them to be what they want to be? Sarah Stanton channels her inner Renaissance soul and lays out the evidence for the Michelangelo Phenomenon.

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Saturday
Dec282013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #7

Melissa Schneider breaks down the top three predictors of successful relationships. And she introduces a new acronym to boot..... 

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Saturday
Dec282013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #8

Did you know that there are rules about when you should and shouldn't decieve your partner? Dr. Helen Lee Lin does.

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Friday
Dec272013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #9

Dr. Amy Muise discusses her own research on why we do it is as important as whether we do it.  

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Friday
Dec272013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #10

My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps.

Just which humps does he prefer -- breasts or butts? Dr. Michelle Kaufman reviews the research.

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Thursday
Dec262013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #11

Is it okay if your boyfriend follows other girls on twitter/facebook/etc.? Dr. Jennifer Harman weighs in....

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Thursday
Dec262013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #12

Things are always go more smoothly when friends and family approve of our relationships and relationship partners. But does that approval also affect our health?  Dr. Karen Blair responds with a resounding "YES". 

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Tuesday
Dec242013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #13

Talking to your kids about sex is never easy. But Dr. Charlotte Markey's tips will make it a little less awkward.

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Tuesday
Dec242013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #14

Husbands...If you only remember one thing you learned in 2013, it should be that providing sensitive support is especially important to your wife's relationships satisfaction. Jana Lembke explains why...

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Monday
Dec232013

Still Need a Last Minute Present? Give the Gift of Relationship Science!

Need a last-minute gift for a loved one? Why not give the gift of love (and relationships)? No shipping...no waiting...just the instant gratification of electronic delivery to your loved one's Kindle (or iPad etc)!

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Learn more about our book here, and download (or gift it) via Amazon.com.

Monday
Dec232013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #15

Want to be a good partner? It takes self-control, according to Dr. Brent Mattingly.

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Monday
Dec232013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #16

Breakups are tough and often one partner isn't ready to let go of the relationship. Dr. Liz Schoenfeld recounts her experiences and describes what research says about stalking that occurs after the end of a relationship.

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Sunday
Dec222013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #17

Do "friends with benefits" provide the same benefits as a commited relationship? You asked, and Dr. Justin Lehmiller answers.

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Sunday
Dec222013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #18

When you watch TV and movies you probably aren't trying to learn stuff. In fact, you're probably watching those things purposefully to avoid thinking too much. Certainly TV and movies can teach us all sorts of bad things (I'm looking at you Real Housewives ), but if you look hard enough popular media contains some pearls of wisdom.  Here are the "Top 10 Things that TV and Movies Teach Us about Relationships"

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Saturday
Dec212013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #19

Did you know that committed couples argue and shag better? Dr. Benjamin Le reviews the ways that commitment is beneficial for relationships.

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Saturday
Dec212013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #20

Kicking off this year's "Top 20" is Dr. Tim Loving's article in which he examines whether the type of wedding somebody has tells us something about how big a transition marriage is for that person. 

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Saturday
Dec212013

The Cheater's Guide to Finding the Perfect Gift

Friday
Dec202013

This Holiday Season, Get Your Romantic Partner Exactly What He or She Wants

As the gift giving swings into full gear, the pressure is on to find that perfect gift for your significant other. But what sort of present will best communicate your affections? Should you scour the mall (or internet) in search of new gift-giving inspiration? Or should you “stick to the list”, and just give your partner what he or she wished for?

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Friday
Dec202013

Transcending Shame and Seeking Forgiveness: Relationship Matters Podcast 29

In the 29th installment of SAGE's Relationship Matters podcast, hosted by Dr. Bjarne Holmes of Champlain College, Dr. Blake Riek (Calvin College) discusses the important distinction between guilt and shame and gives advice on how to transcend both feelings and move toward forgiveness.

The research, conducted with Lindsey Root Luna (Hope College) and Chelsea Schnabelrauch (Kansas State University) is unique in that the research team studied forgiveness from the perspective of the person who engages in wrongdoing (i.e., the transgressor). In other words, the researchers wanted to know what happens when one individual wrongs another, but rather than focus on the ‘victim,’ the researchers focused on the transgressor. To do so, the researchers followed 166 individuals over time, collecting feelings of guilt and shame, and forgiveness-seeking behaviors. As a result, the researchers were able to test whether guilt and/or shame affected the likelihood of transgressors to seek forgiveness from their victims.

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