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Squabbling siblings can have a better relationship if they learn the skills of forgiveness.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
Articles: Why Losing Control Can Make You HappierBy Raj Raghunathan | September 28, 2016
We all have a deep-seated drive to feel in control. But taking it too far can make you miserable.
Articles: The Trouble with GrandparentsBy James Kirby | September 6, 2016
Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.
Articles: How to Overcome Destructive AngerBy Bernard Golden | August 2, 2016
Anger can make us feel out of control. Bernard Golden shares three tips for taming our temper.
Linda Graham explains how therapists—and couples themselves—can prevent conflicts from spiraling out of control.
Articles: How You Argue Could Make You SickBy Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
Articles: Why Do We Laugh?By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014
A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.
Criticism is unavoidable, but we add to its pain with the jabs we give ourselves. There's a better way, says Rick Hanson.
A recent study validates a simple task that might preserve marital satisfaction over the long haul.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Finding Happiness in IntimacyBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 18, 2011
Living with a spouse or a partner can be hard.
Videos and Podcasts: Finding Happiness in IntimacyBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 18, 2011
How do you bring up problems in your relationship with your partner? Rona and I give our tips for keeping your romantic relationship healthy and happy.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Our Parents Affect Our Romantic Relationships
Raising Happiness: Five Simple Sex Tips for ParentsBy Christine Carter | February 8, 2011
The happiest couples do the no-pants dance frequently.
A review of Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Fight with Your Spouse
Articles: Growing PainsBy Joshua Coleman | July 8, 2010
In his first guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains why today's parents sometimes become estranged from their adult children—and how they can overcome these conflicts.
Raising Happiness: Siblings: How to Help them be Friends ForeverBy Christine Carter | January 20, 2010
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Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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