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Dating & Relationships | Online Dating | Relationships

Thinking objectively about romantic conflicts could lead to fewer future disagreements

How would a supportive outsider think about this dispute? The big idea Consciously channeling the perspective of a neutral third party can defuse romantic conflict and prevent future disputes, according to a study of 716 Americans my colleagues and I published in the journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. We surveyed men and women…

Friends WITHOUT Benefits
Dating & Relationships | Opinion | Self

Friends WITHOUT Benefits

Yes, read it again. Not with. But. Without. I’ve always wondered why the colloquial: Friends With Benefits linguistically and objectively made sense. The term just implodes because of two very logical assertions: (1) That pure friendship (platonic) isn’t ever sexual and (2) That true benefit is not something that perpetuates ultimate fulfillment. Therefore, Friends With…