Relationships

Family Matters July 1, 2023

The Art of Dating Your Ex

A Therapist Finds Love Where She Least Expects It
Alissa Hirshfeld

What would you do differently if you could rekindle love with your ex? Read more

Case Study July 1, 2023

Uncovering Intimate Partner Violence

When Does Relationship Conflict Tip into Abuse?

Intimate partner violence isn’t as obvious to therapists as cultural stereotypes suggest—and even when it’s revealed, the path forward isn’t always... Read more

Family Matters April 28, 2023

Hunting for Harry

Can a Lost Marriage Be Retrieved?
Campbell Gregson

When losing your spouse in a bookstore helps you find perspective. Read more

Editor's Note

Rethinking relationships

My editorial Spidey-sense tells me there’s a good chance that some readers will raise an eyebrow—or maybe two—at this issue of the magazine Read more

When One Partner Is Kinky...

Cracking Open the Conversation

Having an erotic craving that seems shocking to a partner doesn’t have to be a death knell for a relationship. Read more

Rewriting Marriage Contracts

Fresh Options for Ambivalent Couples

The choice for ambivalent couples is no longer binary: separate or stay together. Instead, therapists can help them craft formal yet flexible agreements... Read more

Dating Again in Your 70s

A Couples Therapist Joins Match.com

Even when you've spent your entire career teaching people how to have relationships, finding love is still a risky, humbling, and unpredictable... Read more

The Divorce Announcement

A Conscious Approach to Moving Forward

How can therapists help divorcing clients share a message that conveys hope and healing? Maybe it's time to counter the divorce-as-catastrophe trope that runs... Read more

Sitting Down with Nedra Glover Tawwab

Flexible Boundaries and Drama-Free Relationships

A new kind of social media and psychotherapy influencer challenges the common cultural misconception that toxic people should be cut out of our lives, no... Read more

Case Study July 13, 2022

It's Still Unfair!

Struggling to Establish Equitable Relationships

Healthy, equal relationships require compromise, negotiation, and generosity. But when couples don’t have models for mastering these skills, they often... Read more