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Marriage and Midlife Crisis: Challenges and Transitions

Marriage and Midlife Crisis: Challenges and Transitions

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D, ABPP Given that there are now 81 million baby boomers in this country ranging from ages 46 to 66, there are many people navigating the transitions of midlife. When you add to that the fact that 80% of the male boomers and 77% of the females are married the journey gets more complicated.

Five Signs Your Husband Is Unhappy

Five Signs Your Husband Is Unhappy

We all want our guys to be happy, right? Sometimes we just don’t know what that is though. We try and try but sometimes it’s like stabbing in the dark. To write this article, I turned to the expert, my husband. I wanted to know once and for all – what it is that makes men unhappy?

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Monogamy isn't always the right way to go!

Is Monogamy Too Much To Expect?

Welcome back to Sex and the Psychological City! If you have read my earlier posts you are familiar with my confession that I was a hipper psychotherapist when my go-to girlfriends — Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha — were on the air, with fresh new material on everything from masturbation to marriage. Granted, their wardrobes and lifestyles were totally unrealistic, but the fashion and fabulousness worked well as a delivery platform for groundbreaking discussions about sex, commitment, friendship and love.

How to Score a Relationship Upgrade

How to Score a Relationship Upgrade

If you've had problems in your love life time and time again, ask yourself if you are better off alone than repeatedly attracting the same “types” of people and relationships. Being happy on your own is a beautiful thing! If you have a true inner glow, you are likely to catch the attention of other singles. Just make sure you attract the type of singles who are worthy of your time and affection. In other words, you are going to need a relationship upgrade.

The 5 Most Damaging Myths of Motherhood

The 5 Most Damaging Myths of Motherhood

It’s hard to believe that in 2011, new moms still buy into the fantasies of motherhood.  It’s not their fault.  Often it’s women passing these on to other women, which is even more perplexing, and this unfortunately keeps the cycle going (often labeled “the conspiracy” by my clients).   Here are the top five myths that we’d be much healthier shedding:  

How do I Get Him to Stop Texting and Call Me?

How do I Get Him to Stop Texting and Call Me?

Many woman are confused by texting. They ask for texting advice: What does he mean when he just checks in? If he doesn't ask me a question, do I answer him? How long do I wait before I respond? Texting is like emotional shorthand; you're choosing to convey your thoughts and feelings in as few words as possible. Texting's great if he's at the grocery store and wants to know what ice cream to buy. It's also helpful when he has a flat tire and needs to let you know that he's going to be late.