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Why Do Relationships Fail and How to Improve Them
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One of the biggest causes of stress and unhappiness in life are failed relationships. Making a relationship work is one of the most important life skills a person can learn. If individuals cannot maintain lasting relationships, they, without any doubt

Long Distance Relationships Can Actually End Up In Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It has been universally acknowledged that having a long distance relationship is not such a good idea, especially if there is no known end-date to the separation. Endless phone calls, expensive plane tickets, low satisfaction

How To Survive A Partner's Betrayal
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Some people say that when we deeply love or care about someone we automatically open the door to betrayal. I am not sure whether such statement holds true or not, but one thing I know for sure - relationships are never easy and, no matter what we might pi

Being Single During Holiday Season: What Can You Do About It?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Being single around the holiday season can get many people extremely sad and depressed. Everywhere you go, you see other couples doing shopping together or making out in front of shop windows, and when you come home all alone, you understand that you have

TV Romance Can Ruin Real-Life Relationships
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It turns out that couples, who frequently watch television and are heavily invested in fictional romance, are jeopardizing the status of their own real-life romantic relationships.

Men Prefer Overweight Women When Under Stress
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It turns out that, when under stress, men tend to be attracted to women with a more curvaceous body type, found a new research, according to which stress-inducing situations can actually affect the way males perceive body sizes of their potential partners

Forgiveness Does Not Always Solve Relationship Problems
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The next time you and your partner have a serious clash, do not rush to forget about it and forgive each other. While we have known for many years that the best way to solve relationship problems is to forgive and forget

Men Are More Sensitive than Women when Having Relationship Problems
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The common belief that women are more vulnerable when it comes to emotional ups and downs of romantic relationships has been challenged in a study from Wake Forest University. According to the Professor of Sociology Robin Simon, unhappy romances take

Too Much Commitment Can Destroy Romantic Relationship
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Relationships, in which one of the partners places too much emotional weight on another one, are more likely to undergo unnecessary strain, and even be destroyed. This is what psychologists call relationship-contingent self-esteem (RCSE)

Childhood Maltreatment Affects Adult Romantic Relationships
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to a new research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) scientists, childhood emotional abuse can negatively affect a person's romantic relationships later in life.

Married Men Prefer Fast Food To Healthy Home Meals
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Married men eat healthy food their wives prepare for them at home, but like to secretly binge on unhealthy fast food while away from the family dinner table, a new survey has found.

Cheating Husbands Are at Risk of a Heart Attack
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Men who are unfaithful to their wives do not just jeopardize their marriage, but are also at an increased risk of having a deadly heart attack, Italian scientists who were studying male monogamy have found.

Friendship Between Men and Women Often Involves Attraction
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It has been known for a long time that men and women can be good friends. But now, a new research claims that no matter what some may think, romantic feelings and attraction will always get in the way of the platonic relationship between male and female

Women More than Men Are Jealous of Attractive Colleagues
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Women in the workplace are more jealous and envious than men if the colleagues around them are attractive, finds a new international study. However, both men and women are equally jealous of co-workers who have strong social skills.

More Women Than Men Guilty of Eye Cheating
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to a new poll by a leading online independent travel agency Sunshine, while vacationing with a partner, it is women and not men who are more likely to check out members of the opposite gender in a flirtatious or curious way.

Why Women In Red Are So Attractive For Men?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Red has long been described as a color of passion, fire and danger with the image of the 'lady in red' being a symbol of sizzling attractiveness guaranteed to turn heads. However, new research on male behavior claims that the real reason why men are drawn

40% of American Women Never Married
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Nearly 40 percent of women under the age of 44 years have never been married, and fewer stay in their first marriage, found a recent government poll by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Many Women Don't Leave Abusive Partners Because of Pets
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One out of three women in abusive relationships delay leaving their violent partner for the fear that family pets would be hurt or even killed, a new groundbreaking survey from New Zealand has found.

Women May Choose Wrong Partners When On Contraceptive Pill
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the most recent lab experiments, a contraceptive pill might alter the way women feel about their partners. In particular, it was revealed that ladies who have been on the pill when starting a relationship may no longer be attracted

Women Prefer Men Without Beard
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It turns out that guys with beard seem to earn higher respect from other guys, but as to ladies, they find men with facial hair less attractive and prefer clean-shaven faces. That is a statement psychologists from New Zealand and Canada are doling out

Video Games Have Both Good and Bad Impact On Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings and Guild Wars can have both positive and negative impact on real-life relationships and marital satisfaction, found scientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) in which they explored

Some Women Prefer Overweight Men If They Are Rich
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It is not surprising to find that beautiful women do not mind fat men as long as they are rich, and now, a new study has discovered a formula for calculating how much more money a man needs to earn if he gains extra pounds to keep attracting the same type

Online Dating Criminals Steal Hearts And Cash
by Margarita Nahapetyan
More than 200,000 people in the United Kingdom may have fallen victim to online criminals who pose as romantic partners on different Internet dating sites, found a new study by online polling site YouGov.

Avoiding The Heartache Of Premature Intimacy
by Jim A. Talley
A loving relationship between a man and a woman can be the strongest unit of society, able to survive any problems, external or internal. Why, then, are many man-woman relationships so fragile that they disintegrate in the face of seemingly minor challeng

Sex and Food: How They Work Together
by Carla Wills-Brandon
Sex and food. Both are necessary for the continuation of our species. Both are very powerful and have the capacity to change the way we feel about our lives and the world around us. If used in an addictive manner, food and sex can distort our reality

Improving Our Relationships
Beyond Codependency
by Melody Beattie
Relationships are where we take our recovery show on the road. In this section, we'll explore some ideas for improving relationships. Much of the focus will be on special love relationships, but the ideas apply to all our relationships. Many of them can g

Smart Love; A Codependence Recovery Program
by Jody Hayes
During the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people across America have been exploring the painful reality of their addiction to love. Both men and women are reading psychologically oriented and personal-growth books on addictive love

Codependency - Making Relationships Work
by Paul Meier, Frank Minirth, Robert Hemfelt
We mentioned in the last chapter that the opposite of dependence or codependency is not independence. It is interdependence. Perhaps our illustration of a relationship wheel can further clarify.

Risk to Be Healed; The Heart of Personal and Relationship Growth
by Barry Vissell
'Let's take life easy now' Barry remarked as we received the first copies of our second book. Models of Love, from the printer . It had been quite a challenge to finish the book while both our children were small and being homeschooled.

Characteristics of Destructive Relationships
by Joy Miller
Our destructive relationship is like traveling through a long airtight grey tunnel interspersed with a few brilliant specks of bright light. Despite the knowledge that we can leave the tunnel at any time, we continue searching aimlessly for another speck

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