Welcome to ‘Speed Hating’, a brand new concept that turns speed dating on its head.

Welcome to ‘Speed Hating’, a brand new concept that turns speed dating on its head.

Oct 11, 2017 | No Comments

On Saturday 21st of October at 7pm, a random group of strangers with one thing in common will meet for the first time in a dimly lit room in central London. They are likely to be feeling a little apprehensive, but white […]

Five Predictors (and Five Not So Good Predictors) of Relationship Success

Five Predictors (and Five Not So Good Predictors) of Relationship Success

Nov 20, 2014 | No Comments

  Dr. Benjamin Le writes: One of my main research areas is the role of commitment in predicting the “success” of dating relationships (using the term loosely; i.e., staying together vs. breaking-up).1 However, there are certainly other factors that predict relationship success, […]

People who are happily married don’t tend to screw around

People who are happily married don’t tend to screw around

Jun 18, 2014 | No Comments

Most couples would acknowledge that there is a difference between a one night stand and an affair. The former may well be a stupid mistake, but long term infidelity involves committed and constant lying. Some researchers say there’s a 50–50 chance today […]

Perpetual Issues:  69% of disagreements will never be fully resolved so couples need to argue in more effective ways.

Perpetual Issues: 69% of disagreements will never be fully resolved so couples need to argue in more effective ways.

May 14, 2014 | No Comments

Many couples go around and around the same arguments for years without either one ever feeling that they have been listened to. Because the problem is never resolved, every time their relationship hits a speed bump they find themselves rowing about the […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Confess to Infidelity

May 8, 2014 | No Comments

With the shenanigans at the News Of The World dominating the dailies, one can’t help wondering if, or when, people who are having an affair should confess their infidelity to the people they are actually married to. Here’s my top ten tips […]

Study shows that marital dullness predicts marital dissatisfaction. Now there’s a surprise.

Study shows that marital dullness predicts marital dissatisfaction. Now there’s a surprise.

Feb 4, 2014 | No Comments

Most research into how to manage conflict in long-term relationships focuses on eliminating problems, but research suggests that dullness and feelings of boredom may be a much more significant cause of marital dissatisfaction than previously thought. A long term study, which was […]

Alcohol:  figures from the The British Crime Survey indicate that 32% of incidents of intimate partner violence are committed when the perpetrator is under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol: figures from the The British Crime Survey indicate that 32% of incidents of intimate partner violence are committed when the perpetrator is under the influence of alcohol.

Oct 28, 2013 | No Comments

While alcohol helps to boost confidence and decrease inhibitions, the sexual trade off is that it also diminishes the ability to say no, the ability to get it up (Brewers droop), to locate a condom, to get a condom on and should […]

Author Laura Munson on ‘mixed-messagy’ sex in the middle of a marital crisis

Author Laura Munson on ‘mixed-messagy’ sex in the middle of a marital crisis

Oct 25, 2013 | No Comments

Laura Munson had the perfect life. Or at least she thought she had. She was happily married and lived with her husband and two kids aged 12 and 8 in a farmhouse set in 20 acres of land in Montana. They had […]

Some thoughts on the collected essays contained in “Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships; A Clinician’s Guide” Edited by Jon Carlson and Len Sperry

Some thoughts on the collected essays contained in “Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships; A Clinician’s Guide” Edited by Jon Carlson and Len Sperry

Oct 25, 2013 | No Comments

In her essay (Chapter 14), Professor Maureen Duffy examines the interesting metaphor that is the ‘work-life balance’. She says, with a degree of irony, that the “life” part of the metaphor suggests that “outside of employment, there is something other than work”… […]

Kiss and make-out. Some thoughts on the complex relationship between fighting and f***ing

Kiss and make-out. Some thoughts on the complex relationship between fighting and f***ing

Oct 25, 2013 | No Comments

When the rose tinted glasses come off, as they do eventually in all romantic relationships, we invariably find ourselves embroiled in stupid arguments about who’s turn it is to un-stack the dishwasher, or whether cream is a practical colour for a stair […]