Emotions aren’t entirely internal states of being, they also have external components ranging from the socialialisation by which you learn them, to the social arrangements typically used to manage them. The social aspects of emotions are important to understand, especially in jealousy, as situations involving other people are responsible for it.
With relationships being such a complex thing, it’s not surprising that there are so many factors which make a happy relationship. By no means have I covered absolutely everything here. Nonetheless, there’s a lot of practical information which you can easily apply! A lot of what I’m going to talk about touches on conflict resolution, sex, children and more. Each of these will have their own posts but this is a good starting point for them all. I hope the information I present is useful to you.
We hold many beliefs about romance that are harmful for our relationships, ultimately causing distress for ourselves and perhaps those around us too. It’s going to be good for you to get rid of these assumptions, if you hold them. Be prepared to have false assumptions about love shattered and new, hopefully more useful, understandings put in place.
Friends with benefits relationships (FWBRs) consist of two friends that have sex together without defining their relationship as romantic. They are very common, particularly in adolescents and university students. Between 49 – 62% of people at this age have been in a FWB arrangement. Considering the high proportion of people in these relationships, it’s possible that you may end up in one. Read on to equip yourself with what you need to know!
Ending a relationship can happen for a multitude of reasons and in many ways. Yet, there is one thing which is usually shared: they’re distressing. I’m going to take you through the usual emotional states and reactions which happen after a breakup, what things may make that easier or worse, what can happen to your identity after, remaining friends and then, I’ll get to recovery. A quick reminder that the results shown to you are averages; it’s entirely possible that you may react to breakups differently than is described.
There’s actually a decent amount of science regarding penises out there and I want to put some of the most relevant into one post. The aim here is to question some ideas we may hold about penises through the information that is currently available.