One psychologist certainly thinks so.
Eli Finkel, a US university professor specializing in social psychology reckons there's a very common reason modern relationships fail-and it's all about our expectations. In an interview with The Atlantic about his new book The All-or-Nothing Marriage,
'You have to stand your ground, even if it is hard.'
Kylie Padilla isn't the only one struggling to get her family on board with her love life. In a country where family ties stay strong well into adulthood, how your parents and siblings feel about your union is an important factor
Is it a rough patch or time to call it quits?
If you're wondering whether your feelings of annoyance towards your partner are just a phase, or a sign that you just don't care anymore, it can be very confusing. Is it time to sack off the relationship because you've
And science agrees with you.
Unless you've never had a boyfriend before, you can probably attest that there are different types of breakups; there are ones you spend weeks, months, or even years mourning and there are those you get over after a ton of junk
Mystery isn't hot if it's his only personality trait.
1. He's only available at completely random times. Not only does he never make concrete plans at least 24 hours in advance, but the times he is available are in the midnight to 3 a.m. range, or, like, a Sunday
You finally got the pixie cut!
1. You unfollowed or unfriended them instead of stubbornly trying to seem chill.You know that if you still have easy access to their page, you will be hurt when you see them have any semblance of fun without you. You'd
Not that this is an excuse but it's (sort of) an explanation.
If you're in your early 20s and are hanging on to the blind hope that people are less likely to be assholes in their relationships later in life, a new study on why Millennials cheat brings some potentially good news: According
Your partner doesn't need to sleep with someone else to totally f*ck you over.
As painful as physical affairs may be, they don't require deep romantic feelings. Emotional affairs, however, can feel far more personal because they imply that your S.O. liked someone else because they were more exciting to be around than you.
'I see myself as an empowered woman, but with him I was a different person. I was always confused, crying, and second-guessing myself.'
When I started dating Romeo*, he was charming, thoughtful, and sweet. I easily fell for him. But as the months went by, I started seeing beyond his smooth-talking demeanor. My gut told me something was wrong.What started out as confidence
Some are so subtle you might not even realize they exist.
You hate the sound of him chewing and are a little bummed he still doesn't know your favorite flower (peonies!), but are those deal breakers or just signs of being with someone for a bajillion years? According to Marina Voron, licensed
'I felt like I was at the wrong place, that it should be you here with him.'
I was always so jealous of you. You're everything I wish I was: pretty, smart, creative. But it got tiring to always try and be you and fail. So I stopped. It took the risk of losing me for Chris to
You can't imagine being this happy if you were still with him.
If you're in one of those days when you miss your ex and think of getting back together, hold that thought. Remember why you guys broke up, because that will let you know if getting back together is even a smart
Are relationship martyrs really selfless?
The local love stories we encounter on the big and small screens, and even in the pages of books, are riddled with relationship martyrs-people who will do even the most humiliating things in the name of love, those who believe that
'Whatever your age gap is doesn't dictate whether a relationship will be successful or not.'
Trice, 23 and Seph, 32Age gap: 9 yearsTogether for: 5 yearsSeph's sister, who was Trice's batchmate in high school, used to show Seph pictures of her pretty female batchmates on Facebook. Out of all of them, Trice caught his attention.
Remember that it takes two to tango.
We know that there's nothing empowering about being the third party in a relationship; and to add to the cons of that list, when an affair gets discovered, most people tend to blame "the other woman." It doesn't end
Unhappiness can lead people to do some very bad things.
According to a study published in National Center for Biotechnology Information, women cheat as much as men do.The researchers found out that nearly 25 percent of men cheat and a little over 20 percent of women do, too."Low relationship happiness
'I almost died of an overdose when my boyfriend left me. What I learned is that nothing or no one is worth more than your life.'
No matter how long it's been since your most devastating love experience, the lesson you learned from it stays with you. This lesson may be a reminder of your worth, a discovery of your strength, or the realization that things always
We know it's a hard position to be in.
A couple is made of two people-not three; so what would you do if you found out that your best friend's significant other is not being completely loyal to her? Some would suggest that the right thing to do is
'When's the wedding?'
If being single attracts unwanted inquiries and opinions from the people in your life, being in a long-term relationship is no different. Being constantly bombarded with statements and questions that are just a) annoying AF; b) state the obvious; or c)
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