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The #1 Quality to Look for in a Romantic Partner

If you are in the dating world, you are processing a lot of information. You are a researcher of sorts, making sense of a large amount of data. You are evaluating yourself, asking questions like: Am I emotionally ready for a relationship? How attractive am I to a potential romantic partner? How will I know […]
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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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I Went to See About a Girl: Career Detours in the Name of Love

In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, is in therapy with Sean Maguire, played by Robin Williams. Will is a young man at a crossroads. The woman he loves is off to California for graduate school, and he has to decide whether or not he should go with her. He has to decide whether […]
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Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference

Loving Bravely: Supporting Relational Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Love  
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3 Lessons You Should Have Learned in Sex Ed… But Didn’t

In the undergraduate class I teach at Northwestern University, we spend quite a bit of time discussing sex, and, year after year, I am struck by how many of my (bright and talented) students have not received a well-rounded and wholehearted education about sex. It seems that most of us have learned a whole lot […]