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It shouldn't be this hard! Why relationships are a delicate balance.

it shouldn't be this hard! why relationships are a delicate balance.

Do you ever have the feeling that certain relationships in your life are harder than others?On the one hand, you might have a fantastic network of friends who you love spending time with, you find these interactions uplifting and fulfilling. But conversely, you have family relationships that just feel so difficult and tedious.Or you may feel that your intimate partner...

When the woman makes more

Edited by Jill Wright,

Relationships where the woman makes more - sometimes vastly more - than the male are becoming far more commonplace these days, and sadly, according to American finance journalist Farnoosh Torabi, they are much more likely to fall apart. According to Torabi's new book, When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women, husbands of these uber-wives are five times more...

Mapping a way to rebuild relationships

Edited by Jill Wright,

All the members of our team of Melbourne psychologists who specialise in relationships have a lot of respect for the work of John Gottman, and the insights he gained working in the so-called "love lab" at the University of Washington. Over at Psyblog, Jeremy Dean obviously shares that respect. He has posted on "The Four Things That Can Kill A Relationship Stone...