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Articles: Are You Having Enough Sex?By Kira M. Newman | February 14, 2017
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
Articles: Our Best Parenting Articles of 2016By Greater Good Editors | December 19, 2016
Here are the year's most acclaimed, popular, or helpful articles on parenting and child development from Greater Good.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
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: How Love Can Survive DeathBy Kira M. Newman | February 12, 2016
According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.
Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents FightBy Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
Articles: Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your RelationshipBy Kira M. Newman | January 6, 2016
A new study finds that men can shut down in the face of a romantic partner’s stress. Is there another way?
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
Articles: How is Technology Shaping Romance?By Jill Suttie | August 12, 2015
Funnyman Asiz Ansari has written a serious, thoughtful book about online dating, and it's pretty good.
Articles: Four Reasons to Stay SingleBy Juliana Breines | October 29, 2014
New studies suggest you should hold out for a relationship that makes you truly happy.
Articles: What Makes a Happy Parent?By Emily Nauman | August 19, 2014
Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your RelationshipBy Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014
Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.
Articles: How to Overcome Barriers to ForgivenessBy Linda Graham | May 13, 2014
It's hard to let go of the suffering caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. What barriers stand in the way of forgiveness—and how can we overcome them?
Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.
Articles: When is Parenting All Joy and No Fun?By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2014
A new book explores why contemporary parenthood can be so stressful—and at the same time so meaningful.
A new study about men, women, and conflict created controversy among our readers. Researcher Lian Bloch responds.
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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