Dear Researcher, I have been crazy in-love with this guy and I have no idea why! The worst part is that I know he isn’t good for me and our long term-goals aren’t aligned, but for some reason I can’t shake these feelings! I thought there was some evolutionary or biological reason we fall in-love;… Read More


  You can say goodbye to your weekly doctor visits. Love has facilitating mechanisms for beneficial motivation and behavior (Tobias Esch & George B. Stefano, 2005). Falling in love has also been found to increase oxytocin, the “happy hormone,” and decrease stress levels (Tobias Esch & George B. Stefano, 2005). Decreased stress levels mean an… Read More


Myth: If you catch your partner looking at another attractive person that means your relationship is in trouble. Fact: Although seeing your partner look at other attractive people (when they should be paying attention to you) is bound to make you uncomfortable or angry, in most cases there is nothing to be worried about. It… Read More


Have you ever wondered what typed of relationship/marriage therapy is the best? Have you ever wanted to seek relationship help but don’t think you need intense relationship intervention? The Marriage Check-Up (MC) might be the perfect fit for you! In this article I’ll outline research on the MC and explain six important pieces of information… Read More


Dear Abby, My husband and I have been fighting a lot recently. While he generally apologizes, his apologies never seem genuine. Sometimes I think he is apologizing simply so I will forgive him, and has no intention of changing his behavior. Although reluctantly, I do always forgive him and I think he is starting to… Read More


Dear Researcher, My fiancé is getting surgery in a couple of weeks, and although we are very happy we do occasionally have conflicts, I am worried that I may add additional stress to the situation. I have been reading articles about how stress can impact wound healing, specifically, how more stress can lead to a… Read More