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  1. Argument Style Can Hurt a Marriage

    Sept. 30, 2010 -- Spouses who tune out during an argument can hurt their marriage and increase the risk for divorce, a study shows. University of Michigan researchers found that a particularly risky pattern for marriages is when one spouse deals with conflict constructively and the other withdraws f

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  2. Are You a Sex Addict?

    By Liz Welch Anna is sitting in a New York café, sipping an English Breakfast tea. Dressed in patterned tights and a black sweaterdress, the 20-something Smith College grad has auburn curls and big brown eyes. Pretty? Yes. Sexy? Sure. Sex addict? No way. But she's currently being treated for sex add

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  3. Do Spouses Grow Alike as Time Passes?

    Aug. 27, 2010 -- It just seems so, but it isn't: Husbands and wives don't become more alike over time. That's according to a study published in the August issue of the Personality and Individual Differences. Rather than becoming more alike over time, people simply tend to pick mates based on shared

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  4. Women Are Attracted to Men in Red

    Aug. 5, 2010 -- OK, guys, here’s a tip about romance: Wear red. It might help you catch the eye of women. A new multicultural study finds that women are attracted to the color red when looking at men -- and they aren’t even aware of this arousing effect. Researchers at the University of Rochester fi

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  5. Keep Your Sex Life Alive Post-Kids

    Julia (not her real name) was no stranger to motherhood -- her first child was 14 months old when her second was born -- so she wasn't expecting any real surprises when it came to her sex life. It would subside for a while, she figured, then gradually get back on track. Instead, Julia discovered a s

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  6. 8 of Your Most Common Questions About Sex

    By Laura Berman It happens at my speaking engagements, of course, but also at cocktail parties and PTA meetings, even in department stores: People who've learned that I'm a sex therapist have tons of questions for me. Some just want to hear more about what I do, but most are concerned with very spec

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  7. Losing Love Has Similarities to Addiction

    July 9, 2010 -- Been jilted by your lover? Are you broken-hearted from being dumped? Researchers who've looked at the brains of the lovelorn say rejection by a romantic partner lights up areas of the brain that are associated with addiction, reward, craving, and depression. Romantic love may be link

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  8. Couples Fight Due to Perceived Threat, Neglect

    June 25, 2010 -- All couples in committed relationships have disagreements and arguments, and most fights are driven by two fundamental concerns, new research finds. One concern is perceived threat, which involves the idea that your partner is being hostile, overly controlling, critical, or is too q

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  9. Voice Is Key in Sexual Attraction

    May 26, 2010 -- How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? A new study suggests lowering your voice can communicate sexual desire. While a great deal of sexual attraction may revolve around the visual, evidence suggests sounds are just as important. Voices can communicate a great deal of socia

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  10. Cynthia Nixon on Love, Sex, and Women's Health

    While it may be hard to believe, Cynthia Nixon insists that dressing up in fabulous threads and hanging out with your BFFs can actually be a dangerous job. Nixon, whom we all recognize as Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City -- the cable TV series and the movies -- is sitting by the window of a sush

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