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
  • Couples Who are Fair About Housework Have More Sex

    What do household chores have to do with sex? Some researchers have evidence that couples who share more housework have less sex. Newer research offers a different perspective, however. It seems that people in egalitarian marriages are actually having more sex now as things are changing regarding how sexual roles are viewed in partnerships. Check out the research on this difference.

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    Topics:
  • Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Gender Identity & Roles
    Gender identity: how it develops over time, how it plays out in romantic relationships, and strategies for negotiating roles in relationships
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Sexuality
    Development, culture, and values related to human sexuality and talking about sex in relationships
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Can You Find Your Soulmate?

    Media will certainly have you believing that your soulmate exists if you didn't think so already. Although compatibility is often set as a gold standard for relationships to thrive, researcher, Dr. Ted Hudson found in his study that unhappy couples and happy couples had no differences in their degree of compatibility. Read on to learn what actually made the difference.

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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
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Mate Selection
    The process of choosing a partner
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Parenting in the Age of #MeToo: What Are You Communicating?

    "In this current age of #Metoo, what messages are being taught to boys about touching others without their consent?"..and who are the ones sharing these messages? Parents can play an important role in communicating healthy and consensual sexual practices to their children.

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Communicating with a partner about Pornography

    Story of how one couple opened up about pornography in their lives and the role it would play in their relationship.

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Mate Selection
    The process of choosing a partner
    Sexuality
    Development, culture, and values related to human sexuality and talking about sex in relationships
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships