Dating and Mate Selection'

The bonding aspects of shared humor

The bonding aspects of shared humor

Having a good sense of humor is an admirable trait. Most people enjoy a clever comment or a light-hearted quip even in times of distress, provided that it does not minimize the gravity of an unfortunate [...]

Keep your marriage sizzling

Keep your marriage sizzling

During the early stages of marriage, most couples choose to reaffirm their love and passion for each other. Regrettably, this hope and plan only works for less than 50 percent of pairs. What are the factors [...]

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love

Given the high rate of divorce, some people assume that a lifetime of love is a hope but seldom a reality. Interestingly enough, this assumption is incorrect. The reality is that, indeed, about fifty percent of [...]

Dealing with reduced sexual desire in couples

Dealing with reduced sexual desire in couples

One essential bonding element between couples is their initial mutual physical attraction to one another. The uniqueness of their matched draw signifies to many pairs that they have been intended to be coupled and that their [...]

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Many couples who come for therapy to improve their relationship subsequent to frequent fights, arguments and mutual frustrations wish that the therapist will side with their individual view and guide their mate in becoming more agreeable [...]

Can You be Bonded and Autonomous in Your Love Relationship?

Can You be Bonded and Autonomous in Your Love Relationship?

The delineation between being bonded and autonomous in a committed love relationship is often confusing for some couples. The technological era has enabled us to be more social, conversant and interactive with friends, associates, family and [...]

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

Flirting is a tantalizing shared behavior between two individuals who are attracted to each other. It is the dance of playful actions and words that are used to convey emotional and physical interest and express mutual [...]

How to prevent date rape

How to prevent date rape

Sexual abuse of teenagers and young women is perpetrated not only by adults but also by dates, peers and acquaintances. Familiarity creates the illusion of safety and breeds anticipation of mutuality and respect. Regretfully, these assumptions [...]