Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak.Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 Sex 4 #1 Men have a stronger libido than women 5 #2 Hooking up in college is bad for women 12 #3 All marriages have been consummated 20 #4 All marriages are sexually active 24 2 Attraction and Courtship 30 #5 Being smooth is the best way to pick someone up 31 #6 Opposites attract 42 #7 People know what they want in a partner 47 3 Online Dating 52 #8 Having access to innumerable online profiles of potential partners increases the likelihood of finding Mr. Right 53 #9 Meeting potential partners electronically prior to meeting them in person decreases the chances of a successful relationship 59 #10 Couples who are “matched” by online dating services are more likely to have satisfying relationships 66 4 Same ]Sex Relationships 71 #11 The gender to which people are attracted is stable (or: the gender to which people are attracted is fluid) 73 #12 There are no differences between same ]sex relationships and heterosexual relationships 80 #13 Children raised by other ]sex couples are better off than children raised by same ]sex couples 85 5 Predicting Success and Failure in Relationships 92 #14 Living together before marriage is a good way to determine whether you’re with the right person 94 #15 Premarital counseling or relationship education programs prevent discord and divorce 100 #16 Good communication is the key to a happy relationship 109 #17 The key to a good relationship is knowing how to solve your problems 114 #18 Having children brings couples closer 121 #19 Stress is bad for relationships 128 #20 Supporting your partner will improve your relationship 133 6 Differences, Discord, and Dissolution 142 #21 Men are from Mars, women are from Venus 143 #22 Only men perpetrate violence in intimate relationships 150 #23 Marital therapy doesn’t work 156 #24 The first cut is the deepest 161 #25 Things will improve once you’re divorced 167 Coda 174 References 175 Author Index 229 Subject Index 244Matthew D.Johnson said that this finding often surprises people.
It means being kind to yourself and the men you meet. I have compiled a list of Dating Do’s and Don’ts exclusively for women like you. These are for the woman who is done repeating the same mistakes, and is ready to find her grown-up love story. It starts off innocently with a question like “So what happened with your marriage? Nothing positive can possibly come from this, sister. Yes, I know he said he was going to call you, I know you had a great date and want to see him again. That’s especially true of the grownup men that you’re dating. Unless you can talk with your dude about safe sex and the status of your relationship after intimacy, steer clear of the sack. Start off with the positive and try to stay in mode before you decide he’s not right for you.
In doing so, his work seeks to determine the mechanisms by which relationship distress and dissolution follow the positive emotions of courtship.
In 2013, he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York.
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