On-Off Romantic Relationships

An on-again off-again relationship is when people date, break-up and then date again. These renewed relationships suffer from a host of maladies. Is there ever a time when it's ok to get back with an ex?

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Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Ex-partners
    Understanding and managing the impact of ex-partners still in the picture (as friends, co-workers, or co-parents)
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
  • Relationship Sacrifice

    Is it worth it to give in to your partner all the time? 

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Media & Technology
    The influence of media and technology on romantic relationships
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Weak and Strong Links: Asymmetrical Commitment in Unmarried Relationships

    Wonderful article by Dr. Scott Stanley! If you desire lasting love, don't wait too long to clarify if your partner wants the same future.

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
  • Ways to Love Freely Without Losing Yourself

    Boundaries in relationships don't have to ruin the romance. They provide protection for our hearts and also free us up to love more fully. Check out these 5 steps for setting up healthy boundaries in relationships. 

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Satisfied Partners Tend to Minimize Relationship Threats

    Being satisfied in your own relationship can protect you from tempations outside of the relationship as they actually become less attractive to you. Keep reading and leave it to the researchers to explain this phenomenon! 

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Infidelity
    Processing and coping with infidelity
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy