Jessica Tyler

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20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

Family isn’t always blood. They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and …

Positive Thinking

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

Self-improvement

7 Secrets for a Better Relationship

If you want a better relationship, you have to work for it, but these seven tips are relatively easy and certain to help improve your communication.

The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships (and Our Break-Ups)

<i>A philosopher argues that taking love-altering substances might not just be a good idea, but a moral obligation.</i><p>George Bernard Shaw once satirized marriage as "two people under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, who are required to swear …

Healthy Relationships Are Less About Degree Of Closeness Than About 'Closeness Discrepancy'

A close romantic relationship is generally believed to be better than a distant one. According to a new study, "Closeness Discrepancies in Romantic Relationships," however, the degree of closeness in a relationship does not necessarily translate into how happy a person is, both in the relationship …

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Every Relationship

In my coaching practice, many of the women and men I work with struggle with one common theme: setting healthy boundaries. I witness this challenge …

4 Signs He's Not Ready for Marriage

These days, more guys are taking their time to get hitched. Is yours one of them?<p>These days, more guys are taking their time to get hitched. Is yours one of them?<p>He’s crazy about you, sure, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to put a ring on it—at least, not so fast. New research reveals that men are …

Is Your Attachment Style Hurting Your Relationship?

Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress to, sadly, how they end. That is why recognizing your attachment pattern can help you understand your strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship. An attachment pattern is established in …

How Romantic Jealousy Changes Us

We start to see ourselves as more like our rivals.<p>Dr. Erica Slotter at Villanova University wants to help us understand romantic jealousy and, in doing so, get over it — or embrace it.<p>In a recent experiment published in <i>Personal and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> — one of the few academic articles I've …

Cheating Spouse? 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Take Him Or Her Back

<i>Written by Kiri Blakely on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir</i><p>Being cheated on is probably the most devastating thing that can happen to a relationship, short of the other person dying. Actually, it can <i>feel</i> like your partner has died when you find out he (or she) has been cheating. It feels like what you had …

Would Some Marriages Be Better If Couples Signed 'Wedleases'?

"People marry and divorce as if getting married is the equivalent of the high school concept of going steady," says Florida lawyer Paul Rampell.<p>Which is why, as Rampell said Tuesday on <i>Tell Me More</i>, he's pitching the idea of "wedleases."<p>That is:<p>"A combination of the words wedlock and lease. Two …

Visualizing the Psychology of Attraction

Changing Planet<p>Asking “how do we capture attention,” this infographic from Iconic Displays makes a brief survey of the science of attraction.<p>In college, my friend and roommate worked on a research project in this area. At the time, he told me that much of attraction is about symmetry, with the …

Psychology

Real Differences Between Being In Love And Loving Someone

It took me a very long time to learn the difference between being in love with someone and actually <i>loving</i> that person. I learned the hard way, the …

Relationships

15 Signs You’re With A Good Man

When it comes to dating and relationships, I often find myself wondering how certain people end up with others. Wondering why they don’t walk away if …

I'm Never Going To Upgrade My First-Generation iPad — Here's Why

You'd think it'd be pretty embarrassing to be a tech journalist and still rock a first-generation iPad.<p>I got the original iPad when it was first released, back in 2010. I didn't really need one then (does anyone really <i>need</i> an iPad?), but it looked cool. And I thought I would use it.<p>Now that the new …

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