Story found on The Guardian Written by Janet Stone 11 October 2021 This article discusses the Relationship Sabotage Scale developed by a team led by Dr Raquel Peel. The Relationship Sabotage Scale, published on 19 September in BMC Psychology, aims to empirically measure romantic self-sabotage (a term more often bandied about in popular culture) in romantic […]
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We accept the love we think we deserve and it shows.
My boyfriend treats me like a queen, that’s why I’m breaking up with him. Story found on East Coast Radio, Umhlanga, South Africa Written by Stacey and J Sbu 15 September 2021 In this article, Stacey and J Sbu discuss how we accept the love we think we deserve and it shows. Here is an […]
5 Reasons Why Some People Keep Sabotaging Their Relationships
Story found on Psychology Today Written by Arash Emamzadeh 20 August 2021 In this article, Arash Emamzadeh discusses Dr Raquel Peel’s research to explain the 5 reasons why some people keep sabotaging their relationships. Here is an excerpt: New research by Peel and Caltabiano, published in the most recent issue of the quarterly journal, Journal […]
3 ways we sabotage relationships (and 3 ways to kick the habit)
Story found on The Conversation Written by Dr Raquel Peel 29 October 2021 In this article, Dr Raquel Peel talks about 3 ways we sabotage relationships (and 3 ways to kick the habit). Popular culture has plenty of examples of people sabotaging their romantic relationships. Look at characters such as Kat in 10 Things I […]
Why we really self-sabotage in relationships
Story found on MSN Entertainment Written by Maddison Leach 23 November 2021 This article discusses “self-sabotage” in romantic relationships and the fact that many of us are not sure what it looks like. Here is an excerpt: We often hear the phrase “self-sabotage” when talking about dating and relationships, but the fact of the matter […]
Experiencing ‘The Ick’? A Psychological Scientists Explains The Sudden Turn-Off
Story found on Woman’s Health Written by WH Staff 25 October 2021 A new TikTok trend has emerged in which users are identifying and describing as “the ick” – that sudden feeling where attraction to a current or potential partner turns into a feeling of disgust. Here is an excerpt: We’ve all been there. You’ve […]
What is ‘the ick’? A psychological scientist explains this TikTok trend
Story found on The Conversation Written by Dr Raquel Peel 11 October 2021 In this article, Dr Raquel Peel discusses the latest TikTok trend “the ick” where attraction to a current or potential partner is suddenly flipped to a feeling of disgust. Here is an excerpt: It’s often triggered in an instant, social media users […]
Tripe J Hacks: Why we get the ick!
Have you ever been instantly turned off by someone you’re into because of a super trivial thing they did? 19 Oct, 2021 Retrieved from ABC – Triple J Hack With Dr Raquel Peel as a live guest. It could be because they chewed a bit too loudly or their laugh is too much. It’s called […]
The relationship sabotage scale: An evaluation of factor analyses and constructive validity
Background: Some individuals are no longer entering romantic relationships, others move through relationships too quickly searching for “the one” and making quick assessments of their romantic partners, while others stay in their relationships but “check out” or do not work on their issues. These are conclusions from two studies: (1) an interview with psychologists who […]
Little things will make a huge impact on your relationship.
By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Kyle Benson at the Gottman Institute talks about how to invest six hours a week to a Better Relationship and the little things that will make a huge impact on your relationship. Six hours may seem like a lot, but in a week, you have 168 hours. If you […]