I spend my days planning research studies – proofing books – giving talks – all on the topic of love relationships and how to understand and repair relationships. And I suddenly realize – tomorrow is my 30thwedding anniversary!!!
Marriage & Commitment
In September 2016, Cardus Family released an in-depth report called Marriage is Good for Your Health. The purpose was to examine whether the rumours were true: Did marriage actually have a positive effect on an individual’s health outcomes, both physical and mental, in the scientific literature? (more…)
For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters, June marked a month of celebration and pride. All over the globe communities shared their support with beautiful parades, festivals, dances, concerts and parties celebrating LGBT Pride.
Do you need to hone your communication and problem solving skills to stay married? (more…)
Tags: affection, attachment, awareness, behaviour, change, cognitive, communication, compassion, control, distress, emotional, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, happy, hold me tight, listening, Love, love sense, openness, relationship, skills, technique, vulnerable
Marriage makes a difference to your brain – and the safety of your world.
We live in a co-habiting world. Many of us do not even bother to walk down the aisle anymore. So my neuroscientist colleague Jim Coan’s recent finding that our brains make a real distinction between formal marriage and living together in terms of how we deal with danger and threat is totally fascinating. (more…)
Tags: attachment, bonding, brain, calms, co-habiting, commitment, connection, couple, danger, distress, EFT, emotional, emotionally focused therapy, fear, freedom, hold me tight, living together, Love, marriage, neruoscience, pain, partner, relationship, responsive, safety, science, secure, stress, therapist, threat