Psychology Today

Psychology Today

A sociobiological perspective on the development of human reproductive strategies. Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males. A review of human male field studies of hormones and behavioral reproductive effort. Marriage, divorce, and male testosterone.

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

They both didn't want children The 31-year-old man took to Reddit to share his confusing find, and ask for advice about how to bring it up with his 27-year-old wife. “The second the words "Plan B" left my mouth, she immediately looked like she had been punched in the stomach.

Gays and the Church

Gays and the Church

Members of my church community have discussed their experiences with gays and lesbians, we invited several gay Christians to our group to listen and learn from their stories, and we have explored Scripture from both conservative and progressive perspectives.

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

For example, he writes, "If a person evaluates his running ability, he will do so by comparing his time to run some distance with the times that other persons have taken." According to Festinger, however, there are two types of social comparison: upward and downward.

Are Young People Today Growing Up Too Slowly?

Are Young People Today Growing Up Too Slowly?

A more reliable marker of entering adulthood is when a young person takes on responsibilities related to family and work — finishing school, finding steady employment, getting married, and having children, for example.

The Sign of a Lasting Relationship

The Sign of a Lasting Relationship

Source: Charlie Foster_Unsplash What we’ve learned is that the couples who are most likely to have happy marriages show the following qualities and characteristics when they talk about their relationship: Fondness, Affection, Admiration: Either verbally or nonverbally, the couple expresses positive affect (warmth, humor, affection); they emphasize the good times; they compliment their partner.

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

Research points to two dominant theories to explain the increased divorce risk of children of divorce: Personal Skills Theory and Commitment and Confidence Theory. In his 2001 study, Amato and Deboer found that children whose parents who fought a lot but never divorced were not at increased risk of divorce themselves.

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

Examples of love-sustaining behaviors include investing time and effort in what will support and strengthen our loved one; sharing with him or her a significant part of our thoughts, hopes, and feelings, including those we usually don't share with strangers; doing together various activities; creating circumstances that would allow us to experience things together; emphasizing to our loved one that she or he are special to us; and helping our loved one cope with physical and emotional difficulties.

Can a Narcissist Change?

Can a Narcissist Change?

Source: Pixabay: pixels A young couple who I will call Tom and Carol, came to see me in therapy stating that they felt their recent marriage “had started steering off the tracks.” Both star athletes and young professionals from an ivy league college, they described themeselves as the products of wealthy, educated, and loving families that were active in their faith traditions.

Parents Need to Agree on How to Raise Their Children

When parents bump heads on how to raise their children, not only do they give themselves reasons to argue, but they also work against the interests of the child. Others may feel their children are responsible for their marital problems.

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

The authors of this longitudinal study, which examined 10,000 Dutch persons between the ages 15–74, showed that those who reported four or more subjective health complaints or two or more chronic conditions were respectively 1.5 and 2 times more likely to become divorced than persons without these health problems.

'Why I didn't tell my husband about my pregnancy and miscarriage'

'Why I didn't tell my husband about my pregnancy and miscarriage'

'I had to pretend my miscarriage never happened.' Image: iStock In some ways it was a blessing in disguise I didn’t have to go through a termination which would cause me even more feelings of guilt than I already felt.

Jamie Otis After Miscarriage: It's ‘Hard' to See Pregnant Friends

Jamie Otis After Miscarriage: It's ‘Hard' to See Pregnant Friends

“One of the most hurtful parts is that I know a lot of people who are pregnant,” Otis, 32, said on the Tuesday, January 22, episode of her “Hot Marriage, Cool Parents” podcast.

15 great movies for families to watch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

15 great movies for families to watch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

15 great movies for families to watch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 Hidden Figures (Photo: Hopper Stone, 20th Century Fox) Hollywood doesn't always get history right.

Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kids

Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kids

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kids Celebrity chef Ayesha Curry says she follows the unconventional advice of her parents and in-laws, who have each been married longer than 30 years.

Alexa PenaVega Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Carlos PenaVega

Alexa PenaVega Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Carlos PenaVega

Do we wake Ocean up and tell him??!!” the former Spy Kids star, 30, captioned a family photo, in which 2-year-old son Ocean is asleep, via . “Beyond blessed and excited to continue growing this family!!!” She added: “Get ready for a whole new set of adventures!!!

Jana Kramer on How Her Daughter Jolie Helps With Newborn Son Jace

Jana Kramer on How Her Daughter Jolie Helps With Newborn Son Jace

A post shared by Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) on Dec 19, 2018 at 7:01pm PST Kramer and Caussin, 31, have been open with fans about their family of four via their podcast, “Whine Down.” Earlier this month, the couple told Us that discussing their marriage and children on air has helped improve their relationship.

Desiree Hartsock Gives Birth to Second Child With Chris Siegfried: Photo

Desiree Hartsock Gives Birth to Second Child With Chris Siegfried: Photo

Desiree Hartsock Siegfried and Chris Siegfried attend the premiere of WE tv's "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars" at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on August 28, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. Desiree Hartsock and her husband, Chris Siegfried , have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Zander Cruz Siegfried, Us Weekly exclusively confirms.

Gwyneth Paltrow Honeymoons With Brad Falchuk, Ex Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow Honeymoons With Brad Falchuk, Ex Chris Martin

Paltrow explained on Wednesday that she and the Brit want to “minimize” the pain of divorce for their children. A source told Us Weekly in November that Apple and Moses adore the TV producer’s son Brody and daughter Isabella, from his previous marriage to Suzanne Falchuk.

Jersey Shore’s Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi: People Call My Kids ‘Ugly’

Jersey Shore’s Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi: People Call My Kids ‘Ugly’

It’s just so unnecessary.” LDW with the offspring 👦🏽👩🏽👧🏽 📸: @jlavalle5 👨🏽 #mybabies #familyforever #shorefamily A post shared by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (@snooki) on Sep 1, 2018 at 10:15am PDT The MTV personality, who is expecting her third child — a baby boy — with her husband, Jionni LaValle , pays no attention to online rumors about her four-year marriage.

'The ridiculous reason my kids blame me for my divorce'

'The ridiculous reason my kids blame me for my divorce'

Josh doesn’t think it’s a problem but I’ve been taking her to see a psychologist to try to help her deal with her feelings. I did tell Saskia that I’ve cried a lot about the end of our marriage, but that I did it in private because I didn’t want her to worry.

Why Is Checking In So Important?

Why Is Checking In So Important?

At the same time that expectations for fulfillment and growth in marriage is rising, the needed support from family, friends, and our partner is declining.

Three In A Marriage

& Mrs. Berger, Mr.and Mrs. Kane and the three Ellisons. Dr. Berger always spent a lot of time talking with Mrs. Kane.

Five Truths About Marriage All Couples Need to Understand

Five Truths About Marriage All Couples Need to Understand

After having listened to the life stories of so many people over the past three decades, I found it pretty easy to come up with a short list of core truths every couple should keep in mind.

Who’s In Charge – Parents or Kids? A Paradox

Who’s In Charge – Parents or Kids? A Paradox

People my age know it’s the heart of the matter because when we were kids it was clear to us that our parents were the most important people in our families.

'The Christmas lunch that exposed my husband's filthy secret'

'The Christmas lunch that exposed my husband's filthy secret'

But Sean’s brother once told me that I had "better look out for Martine" because she has been "secretly in love" with my husband for 25 years.

Want to Introduce a Parenting Marriage to Your Spouse?

Want to Introduce a Parenting Marriage to Your Spouse?

If the answer is finances, staying is easier, I didn't want to make the kids go between two homes, or, "I didn't know what else to do," there's a good likelihood that your spouse will be receptive to the Parenting Marriage concept.

Jon Gosselin says some of his kids aren't talking to him

Jon Gosselin says some of his kids aren't talking to him

As soon as Collin leaves the program later this year, he'll join his sister Hannah to live at his father's house. Jon and Kate are parents to eight children — sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, and twins Cara and Mady, 18.

January Jones’ Son Xander Tells Her ‘You Look Beautiful’

January Jones’ Son Xander Tells Her ‘You Look Beautiful’

Where are you going?” Jones told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Tamara Mellon Palisades Village Opening Party at Blue Ribbon Sushi in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 11. He said, ‘Mom, you look beautiful.’ So he’s a little man now, that’s it.”

Men’s Disapproval of Their Wives’ Friends Predicts Divorce

Men’s Disapproval of Their Wives’ Friends Predicts Divorce

Let us consider some possibilities why a man’s dislike of his partner’s friends can predict divorce. Further, negative perception of his partner’s friends might—via keeping his own and his wife’s network of friends separate—undermine the pair’s identity as a couple, and as a result reduce their marital quality.

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