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Parents, Your Millennial Kid Wants to Talk With You about Love

A new report confirms what my students have been telling me for years—millennials want to talk with their parents about love! A team of researchers at Harvard University gathered data about the love lives of over 3,000 young adults (ages 18 to 25-year-olds) and found: 65% of these young adults wished that they had received […]
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Loving Bravely Begins with Dating Bravely

The desire for an intimate partnership is woven into our DNA. Human beings want to love and be loved. When you look at our culture, it’s easy to see how obsessed we are with the idea of love (Exhibit A: match-making shows like “The Bachelor” and networks that devote entire days to wedding-related programming like […]
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Take Charge of Your Happiness Now

When the undergraduates I teach at Northwestern University graduate, I tell them that the best years of their lives are yet to come. But that comes with a catch: In order to make what’s to come the best it can be, they have to stop thinking so much about their future and start living in […]
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Starting a Romance Revolution

A couple of days ago I had the honor of offering a toast to the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) graduating class of 2016 at their Senior Dinner. Like all of you, I had carried a heavy heart all day in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando. It took […]
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The Marriage 101 Course at Northwestern University

Every spring, I have the pleasure of teaching a course that truly is my passion, the course that lights me up year after year– Building loving and lasting relationships: Marriage 101. It is an undergraduate course offered through the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) at Northwestern University. The course was created almost 20 […]