Truth or lie – trust your instinct, says research


When it comes to detecting lies, you should trust your instinct, research suggests. We are better at identifying liars when we rely on initial responses rather than thinking about it, say psychologists. Generally we are poor at spotting liars – managing only slightly better than flipping a coin. But our success rate rises when we harness the unconscious mind, according ...

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How to dump someone you’re casually dating


You’re not exclusive, but you’ve been going out for a few months and owe him a face-to-face breakup. Or you could just hire a skywriter to spell out DEAR MIKE, IT’S OVER. No really though, here is advice. Choose your place wisely. Is it a weekday that’s not Thursday or Friday? Because any bar will do, unless it’s so crowded that ...

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Tips for having a ‘work husband’ when you’re in a relationship


We’ve all been there. We’ve found ourselves bonding with a person of the opposite sex at work, whether it be complaining about the boss to each other, or sharing a secret laugh over your cubicle mate’s unfortunate music choices. But if you’re already in a relationship, can having a “work husband” threaten your at-home relationship?  Where should the line be ...

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Falling in love with someone off-limits: What to do

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There’s a song that goes, “If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.” But falling in love with someone off-limits is undoubtedly complicated and rarely ideal. Until then, we’ve got 4 tips for navigating your own off-limits romance: 1) Determine if the person really is off-limits. People who are otherwise open-minded can be very judgmental about love, sometimes ...

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Why women fake orgasms during sex (according to some scientists)


Some women fake orgasms during sex in order to increase their own arousal, a new study has suggested. Pretending to enjoy sex can actually make the whole experience more pleasurable, research published in the Journal of Sexual Archives concluded. Researchers from Temple University and Kenyon College asked 481 heterosexual females, who were sexually active but not in committed relationships, to ...

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What to do when you fall in love with an ex again


Can you fall in love again with an ex and have it work out the second time around? As long as partners are able to identify and accept what went wrong the first time, experts say yes. The love never died. If you’re pulled toward an old relationship, there’s a reason, says psychotherapist Ken Page. “Be sure you are clear ...

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20 excuses women use to get out of sex with their husbands


It’s a long running joke that the sex basically ends after you’ve been married awhile. It’s a notion that’s played up in just about every romantic comedy that hits the screen. And you know what, it’s not too far from reality. Recently, I ran into a neighbor-pal on Valentine’s Day and she had gotten pink eye (thanks to her 4-year-old ...

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Reasons you’re still with a jerk


Sometimes it’s hard to know why you’re still with someone who isn’t good for you.Intellectually, you may be saying to yourself, “I need to end this relationship,” but for some reason, you can’t. I’ve heard from friends, “WHY can’t I let this guy go?” I’ve said it myself. Beyond the typical practical reasons of “I can’t afford to live on my ...

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12 other reasons not to get married


When two people are deeply in love, marriage seems like the obvious answer. But let’s not kid ourselves, people marry for reasons other than love every day. If you’re ready to march down the aisle and find yourself wondering what’s love got to do with it, return the bridal shower gifts and reconsider. Seriously, no china pattern is worth a ...

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Ways to tell if your heart is in your marriage


A lot of people say that they want their marriages to be better. But, I can tell that they don’t want it bad enough.  I can tell that their heart isn’t in it. When your heart is in something, it is a central part of who you are. When your heart is in something, your feelings, your emotions, your time, ...

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