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Entries by Douglas LaBier from 06/2010

Obama and the Gulf Disaster: The Psychology Behind the Criticisms

| Posted 06.03.2010 | Healthy Living

Many of the complaints about Obama's coolness are fueled by a wish for a strong "Big Daddy," a protective figure who will somehow fix things and make us safe again. That kind of wish is largely unconscious.

Why the So-Called "Marriage Gap" Is Good for Your Relationship

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Healthy Living

Society's attitude towards marriage is changing. The marriage rate has dropped by 37% in four decades, and 50% of marriages end in divorce. What's the best way to understand these shifts?

The Psychology of Affairs in Today's Culture

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Healthy Living

If you're contemplating an affair or in the midst of one, consider the following: Some affairs are psychologically healthy. That right. An affair can help leverage you out of a destructive or deadened relationship that's beyond the point of renewal.

Recharge a Declining Relationship Through "Indifference"

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Healthy Living

This post is about what can restore passion and connection in a declining but committed relationship -- a situation that's rampant in our culture. The solution involves a paradox.