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5 myths about romantic love

What is it with romantic love that it gets so… romanticised? We tend to be pretty realistic, down-to-earth when it comes to other types of relationships: family, friends, colleagues. We...

What is real love like?

How about a bit of science to explain love? It’s not easy to quantify and explain emotions and psychological states – but this theory developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg can really help...

They don’t want us to be together

In today’s world, following our heart’s desires is pretty much a standard path to long term relationships and marriage. But there are still countries and cultures in which family and...

The trouble with unconditional love

Unconditional love is the holy grail of all mankind. It’s that one pure form of love we all strive for. It’s often equated with motherly love, because we believe that...

Role-playing in relationships

Are we playing the right roles in our relationships? Are we friends to our friends, and partners to our spouses? Are we parents to our children? I know it may sound confusing – how can we not be? – but many times in relationships we play roles which are not appropriate and healthy for that type of relationship. We become friends to our children, and parents to our parents, or therapists to our partners or friends.

Do you believe in soul mates?

Soul mates are an intriguing concept. The idea there is only one person in the whole world who’s your perfect love match is both exciting and frightening. It can give...

How do we know it’s the real thing?

Is it love? Do I really love this person? Should I stay or should I go? How do I know I’ve found “the one”? …The short and easy answer to...