Causes of Bipolar Disorder Revealed By 10+ Years Research

Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depression. There is no one specific cause of bipolar disorder, new research finds. It is not down to one chemical imbalance or one specific life event. Rather, bipolar has many common features.…

How To Read Someone’s Emotions From Their Eyes

Whether people widen or narrow their eyes gives you a huge amount of information about their emotions. When the eyes narrow it signals that someone is discriminating, research finds. This could mean they are angry, suspicious, aggressive or contemptuous. When…

7 Simple Behaviours That Make You More Attractive

Eating carrots, wearing red, how to walk sexy and more… Click the links for more on each study. 1. Eat carrots Yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive in Caucasian people, new research finds. Although these…

The Female Body Shape Men Find Most Attractive

From Texas to Tehran and from Dakar to Beijing, the results were the same. Women who are almost underweight are most attractive to men, a recent study finds. Dr Lobke Vaanholt, one of the study’s authors, said:“Although most people…

Attachment and Adult Love

Attachment and Adult Love Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C) is based on a new paradigm for understanding adult love relationships. The premise is basically this: humans have the need for secure attachment relationships across the life span not just in...

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Suffering a Loss and Grief

Grief starts with Attachment Attachment & Grief (John Bowlby) If the goal of attachment behavior is to maintain an affectional bond, situations that endanger this bond give rise to certain very specific reactions. The greater the potential for loss, the more...

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Marital Interventions

When marriages are facing reoccurring problematic issues, they may need the help of a professional to help them restore their relationship. Depending on the depth of the problems I would choose either Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) or Cognitive Behavioral...

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Marital Communication

Marriages succeed when couples embrace open and honest communication. During the courting phase of the relationship the individual only tells the other person things that are impressive or socially acceptable. The primary concern is appearing desirable and gaining...

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Factors for a Stable Marriage

Stable and successful marriages over time have many common factors. Below are two studies that include factors for marriages lasting over 10 years and another study that includes factors for marriages lasting over 45 years. In the first study, O’Leary, Acevedo, Aron,...

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Healthy Relationship Components

Loving relationships harness intimacy, passion, and commitment. Intimacy encompasses the feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness a person experiences in a loving relationship.  Passion encompasses the drive that leads to romance, physical attraction, and...

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Implications of Divorce

Divorce is the last resort for a failing marriage. It happens when the couple is so unhappy that they decide that they are better off alone. According to Gottman and Silver (2000), The most destructive and biggest predictors of divorce and separation are “Criticism,...

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