Considering this question, I perked up when I read about the 1997 study published in the by psychologist Dr.
Arthur Aron that's been making the rounds lately thanks to its series of 36 questions that can, allegedly, make you fall in love with a stranger. Aron's findings, reciprocal self-disclosure plays a critical part in relationship building, maybe even more so than common interests, expectations, or pheromones.
Actually, I could probably finish any of the anecdotes in my boyfriend's repertoire of tales.
The way most of us speak with strangers, acquaintances, and even close friends is markedly different from how we talk when we're alone with our partner.That’s why we’re Australia’s most trusted dating site. And after 35 years practicing as a clinical psychologist and counseling thousands of married couples, e Harmony CEO and founder Dr.Neil Clark Warren came to believe that there was a better way to finding love than letting luck determine your fate. Warren observed that if people were matched based on compatibility they would have more satisfying relationships.Being with someone for a long time changes the way you see the world. More importantly, close relationships may spark an entirely different way of thinking and acting, something Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of "Powers of Two," chalks up to having a "shared mind." Shenk, who has written extensively about psychiatry and psychology for outlets including The Atlantic and The New York Times, also directs the Erikson Prize for Mental Health Media.So, how do you and your significant other stack up?