What Does Scientific Research Have To Say About Love & Relationships? | Marisa Cohen

EPISODE 152 – Dr. Marisa Cohen is a relationship researcher, marriage and family therapist, and teacher of college-level psychology courses.  She is also the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship scientific research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples. Dr. Cohen is passionate about discovering and sharing important relationship research from the field, and has given guest lectures at locations including the 92nd Street Y, Strand Bookstore, and the New York Hall of Science. She is also a 2021 TEDx Speaker, has appeared in segments for Newsweek, and is the subject of a piece focusing on her work, which aired on BRIC TV. Her work has been quoted in publications such as Bustle, Good Housekeeping, The Cut, InStyle, The Washington Post, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. She has also appeared on many podcasts and radio shows to discuss the psychology of love and ways in which we can improve our relationships. In the episode, Dr. Cohen explains common misconceptions couples have about what makes a happy, successful relationship; advice for growing (and changing) with your partner rather than growing apart; tips for being more successful at online dating…and more!

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  • What do you think is the number one contributor to relationship problems?
  • What are some common misconceptions couples have about the idea of a happy relationship/marriage?
  • What advice do you have for couples who find themselves distancing after the emotional high of the “honeymoon stage”?
  • What’s your advice for growing (and changing) with your partner rather than growing apart?
  • Let’s talk about conflict. It’s inevitable! What tips do you have for arguing better?
  • I’ve read the opinion that too much is expected of modern relationships: your spouse is supposed to be your best friend, your therapist, your childcare, your coworker, your romantic partner… What are your thoughts on this?
  • If you had to recommend one or more books that you believe every couple should read, what would they be?
  • What advice do you have for those who’ve been looking for love and can’t find it? Do you have any tips for being more successful at online dating?
  • Have you changed your mind about anything over the years (in terms of what makes a solid, happy relationship)?