Romantic Relationships

The dynamics that make up a romantic bond go a little further beyond love. In this section, you’ll find information, studies, and theoretical perspectives so you can learn how to build a happier and more meaningful relationship.

Feeling Lonely in Your Relationship

Feeling lonely in your relationship can be extremely painful. It hurts not knowing why your partner is acting emotionally indifferent. After all, the point of being in a relationship is to feel loved and to have your partner’s companionship. Few…

Philophobia: The Fear of Falling in Love

The characteristics of philophobia make it a very specific, unique fear: the fear of forming a strong emotional bond with someone. Some people say that this tends to come from childhood abuse, divorced parents, etc. But that’s not always the case. There…

Living Apart from Your Partner

Moving in together has long been seen as one of the most important steps in a relationship. In our society, sharing your space, routines, and, in some cases, money and material things, is a sign that you have a solid relationship. But…

The Role of Physical Attraction

There are many theories on the role of physical attraction in love and relationships. Many of them focus on the beginnings of a relationship. It’s also a widely studied concept in the psychology of social cognition, where experts have done…

How To Gain Autonomy in Your Relationship

Combating emotional dependence isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Breaking the chains that bind you to another person, setting boundaries, and doing solo activities are strategies that will help you gain autonomy in your relationship. Now, it’s important…

Loving Someone with Alexithymia

Being in a relationship with a partner with alexithymia can be extremely difficult because one of the main characteristics of this condition is lack of empathy. If your significant other has alexithymia, you won’t get the emotional validation or authentic…