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2011-07-22 14:18:50

Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK. The research shows that there are no significant detrimental effects on a child's social or emotional development if their mothers work during their early years. The ideal scenario for children, both boys and girls, was shown to be where both...

2011-07-18 07:58:00

HURRICANE, Utah, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A word that frequently comes up in family therapy is "enmeshment." It's a therapeutic term that is sometimes misused and often misunderstood. Just what is enmeshment and how can a family recover from this dysfunctional relational pattern? To find out, we asked David Prior, LMFT. Prior is the executive director of Sunrise RTC, a treatment program for adolescent girls known for its effective work with enmeshed family relationships. In...

2011-06-18 01:44:11

The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships. Until now research has concentrated on the immediate effects of romantic conflict, typically in controlled laboratory settings. In one of the first studies to look at the longer term, Professor Angela Hicks investigated the physiological and emotional changes taking place in couples the day after conflict occurred,...

2011-06-01 22:56:19

People who feel secure in in their relationship with their partner have a more satisfactory sex life and are more able to be sensitive in the affection they give. However, people who are insecure, who tend towards anxiety or avoidance and are compulsive or controlling in their affection experience more conflict in their sexual desire and are less happy in their relationships, according to a study by the University of the Basque Country. "Our results show that insecure people...

2011-05-27 21:42:19

Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you're worth meeting again. The study is one of a series to come out of a big speed-dating experiment held...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

FreePRF.com offers help to targets of computer-savvy scam artists. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 FreePRF.com knows officials are concerned that scam artists are taking advantage of senior adults who seek companionship through online social media sites and dating websites. Scam artists are taking advantage of technologies, and seniors tend to be a target because of their wealth bracket. This latest financial scam plays on the emotions of their victims. Unfortunately the Internet...

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2011-05-25 10:35:00

For guys looking to catch the eye of a female, research suggests that you don't smile too much and show a bit of brooding. Canadian researchers have discovered that women find men less attractive if they appear happy and smiling, Reuters reports. "Men who smile were considered fairly unattractive by women," said Jessica Tracy, a University of British Columbia psychology professor who directed the study. Men's reaction to what is attractive about women is the opposite, "Women who smile are...

2011-05-18 16:25:39

It stands to reason that a well-loved child can become a loving adult. But what prepares us to make a strong commitment and work out differences with an intimate partner? And what happens when one person is more committed than the other? Six researchers"”M. Minda Oriña of St. Olaf College; W. Andrew Collins, Jeffry A. Simpson, Jessica E. Salvatore, and John S. Kim of the University of Minnesota and Katherine C. Haydon of the University of Illinois at...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

Relationship Coach Bessie Estonactoc unravels the mysteries around the demise of long term relationships. "Complacency, the silent relationship killer, can be a slippery slope that starts with couples spending less time together. Because couples don't understand the damage complacency in a relationship causes, they are not likely to seek help until it is too late," explains Estonactoc, who teaches couples how to shore up their relationships by teaching communication and connection tools....

2011-04-11 00:00:37

Charlie Sheen and Chris Brown are the new poster boys for bad behavior. Imago Therapist Dr. Ben Cohen explains why anger is the acceptable emotion to express, and what underlies verbal and physical outbursts. "If people would try to understand the true and authentic feelings behind anger, there would be less reactivity, and more empathy developed in work and personal relationships," Cohen explains. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 9, 2011 First Charlie Sheen publicly fleeces the producer of his...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.