Clinical psychologists observe that men and women alike appear more concerned than ever with attractiveness and perceived physical imperfections.
The rules quickly evaporated after my wife developed a strong love with her first partner, and I couldn’t bear to break them apart.
I went into a depressive, anxious state, and I quit drinking so I could better understand my feelings.
After a period of intense emotional tumult and personal growth, I found myself able to accept that I’m not the center of my wife’s existence.
Okay, so gorgeous people get preferential treatment.
It's a not-too-pretty fact of life long attributed to the halo effect.
Now there's evidence that beauty and intelligence (and other positive characteristics) go hand in hand.
Evolutionary psychologists have opened a tantalizing line of inquiry onto age-old questions about beauty, and not a moment too soon.
Infidelity is breaking a promise to remain faithful to a sexual partner.
That promise can take many forms, from marriage vows sanctified by the state to privately uttered verbal agreements between lovers.
As unthinkable as the notion of breaking such bonds may be, infidelity is common.
And when it does happen, it raises thorny and painful questions.