Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Volatility in Daily Relationship Quality: Relationship Matters Podcast 62

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 62 “Volatility in daily relationship quality”: Ashley Cooper from Florida State University from the Utah State University discusses her recent article about how volatility in relationship quality and its attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance. Read the associated article here 

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Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Resilience among Marginalized Family Members: Relationship Matters Podcast 61

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 61 “The communicative process of resilience for marginalized family members: Dr Elizabeth Dorrance Hall from the Utah State University discusses her recent article about her study on marginalised family members and their resilience. Read the associated article here 

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Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: External Stress and Relationship Satisfaction Does Everyone React the Same?: Relationship Matters Podcast 60

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 60 “Who suffers from stress? Action-state orientation moderates the effect of external stress on relationship satisfaction: Dr Sabine Backes from the University of Zurich discusses her recent article which explores how stress plays out in relationships; comparing the different impacts of external stress on relationships of action-orientated and state-oriented people. Read the associated article here

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Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Anticipating Change and Relationship Quality: Relationship Matters Podcast 59

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 59 “People they are a changin’: the links between anticipating change and romantic relationship quality”: Anika Cloutier from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada discusses how people’s relationships change over time; and how anticipating a future where themselves and their partner either both change in a similar way, or both stay the same can enable a higher relationship quality between them. Read the associated article&nbsp…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Proximity Alert

By Richard A. Dowlat, M.A. – Claremont Graduate University

In January 2018, fellow contributing author to ScienceofRelationships.com Dr. Sadie Leder-Elder wrote about the power of proximity – a predominant and very influential factor in building interpersonal attraction. Dr. Leder-Elder’s article talked about how simply being near people can build liking for them, and not just romantic liking but platonic camaraderie as well (think of roommates as an example). Expand…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Cyberbullying: Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Tweets are What Really Hurt Me

In September of 2017, Melania Trump gave a speech to the United Nations in which she spoke out against the harms caused by individuals who engage in cyberbullying, or  “intentional aggressive behavior that is carried out repeatedly, occurs between a perpetrator and victim who are unequal in power, and occurs through electronic technologies”.1 Few could argue with her urging of the world’s leaders to focus on this issue; the media is ripe with gut-wrenching stories of young (and old) people…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Too Many Fish in the Sea

By Richard A. Dowlat, M.A. – Claremont Graduate University

Photo Credit: englishwithasmile.orgImagine the following scenario: you are standing in the supermarket looking at a box of cereal in your left hand, and then another box in your right. Your gaze pans up to the shelves in front of you with a seemingly unsurmountable number of other cereal choices. One has the flakes you like, but another one is healthier for you. Another is on sale. And another choice, and another, and another. Fr…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Can a Plane Crash Make You Fall in Love?

If you have seen an action movie in the last two decades (SpeedMission: ImpossibleJurassic World, Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, any James Bond film) then you know that if two conventionally attractive strangers live through a life-or-death experience together, they are incredibly likely to develop a romance. That’s also the premise of the new Idris Elba and Kate Winslet film, The Mountain Between Us, in which the two Hollywood stars are stranded in a remote wilderness fol…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Some Things You Know You Have Before They’re Gone

A wise man (with amazing hair) once crooned “don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”. The statement’s intended interpretation is that we often take for granted the positive characteristics of our romantic partners up until the moment the relationship is lost.

But is it possible that there are some things we do know we have before we’ve lost them, and that we go out of our way to hang on tight? In a recent study published in the Journal of Social and…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Is There a Gene “for” Divorce?

One of my colleagues has a coffee mug that I think summarizes the whole genes vs. environment debate pretty well: “Nature or nurture, either way it’s your parents’ fault.” Cheeky coffee mugs aside, one of the enduring legacies that our parents give us is their DNA. We know that genes influence all sorts of outcomes—how tall we are, how much we weigh, the color of our eyes, and our likelihood of developing certain diseases and disorders. But, it was only about 25 ye…