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
  • Post-Divorce Dating and Relationships

    Although divorce can be a negative experience, for some it is a catalyst for new perspectives on relationships that provide a context for future relationships to thrive. Learn more about what researchers found from interviewing divorced men and women aged 21-63.

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  • Separation & Divorce
    The many facets of witnessing, considering, experiencing, and recovering from separation & divorce
    Gender Identity & Roles
    Gender identity: how it develops over time, how it plays out in romantic relationships, and strategies for negotiating roles in relationships
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Re-Partnering & Remarriage
    Re-entering romantic relationships after the ending of a serious relationship or marriage
    Life Transitions
    Managing the uncertainty and competing demands that come with certain life transitions (going to college, starting a career, moving, etc.) while in or preparing for a romantic relationship
  • Writing to Heal: The Impact of Expressive Writing on Individual and Relational Well-Being

    Grabbing that pen and paper could make a difference for you! Writing about yourself and your relationships has the power to help you understand more about your experiences and yourself as found in research. Check out this article at the Science of Relationships blog to learn more about how exactly to engage in this helpful practice as told by Dr. Jessica Moore. 

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    Topics:
  • 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
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    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
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
    Trauma
    The influence of past and current traumatic events on romantic relationships and vice-versa
  • Single and (Not?) Lonely: How Socially Connected are Married vs. Single People

    Being single is not actually a lonely status like the stereotype suggests. In fact, single people often have more contact with family and friends compared to those in relationships! Read on as Dr. Benjamin Le at Science of Relationships busts this myth. 

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    Topics:
  • Social Pressure & Support
    Understanding and managing the influence of friends and family on romantic relationships and vice-versa
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Mental Health & Personal Development
    Understanding and maximizing what each person brings to their romantic relationships and how relationships impact our mental health
  • How to Ace Your First Dates

    Dr. Terri Orbuch does not disappoint! She's got your back here with 8 straightforward strategies for giving a great impression on the first date. First dates can be full of nerves and excitement and these strategies can help you channel that energy in a helpful way! 

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    Topics:
  • Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Differentiation of Self in Romantic Relationships

    Everyone's heard marriage being defined as "when two become one", but does that mean you completely lose who you are as an indivdual? In fact, it appears that "love is a balance between embracing 'we' while holding onto 'I'".

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    Topics:
  • Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development