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Orion Taraban, Psychology, Relationships -

The idea that mutual understanding naturally leads to the cessation of conflict is erroneous. While understanding may help people respond to others with greater patience and compassion, it does little to change the original needs and desires that demand understanding. Those who seek to be understood are asking for a concession: they want others to change because they believe they can't (or won't) do so themselves.

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Female Psychology, Orion Taraban, Psychology, Relationships -

Men often marry women who are good enough at the time, and women should target stable, financially successful, and older men if they want to get married sooner  Questions to inspire discussion  Why do men get married? —Men get married when they feel financially secure and have stable careers, and when their relationship is free of unnecessary problems. What type of men should women target for marriage? —Women should target stable, financially successful, and older men if they want to get married sooner. Why are men getting married later in life? —Men are getting married later in life because the...

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Orion Taraban, Personal Development, Relationships -

The fact of the matter is that the conventional roadmap provided by culture isn't going to work for a lot of people. If you want a custom-tailored life, you have to be prepared to build it for yourself. The issue is that the more you deviate from the well-trodden path, the less you will be comprehensible to those around you. This means that the cost of living your own life is the approval of others. I discuss more in this episode

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Evolutionary Psychology, Female Psychology, Orion Taraban, Psychology, Relationships -

Men often complain that it's always the women they don't particularly like who seem to pursue them for relationships, while the women they want to engage always seem to slip through their fingers. This is because men do the right things with the wrong women. In this episode, I'll discuss a number of ways this occurs in the courtship process, while providing a general prescription for this difficulty.

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Economics, Evolutionary Psychology, Orion Taraban, Relationships -

Women don't always make rational decisions with respect to some of the economic realities of relationships. Using an anonymized example from a recent consultation, I explain how women are subject to acting against their own best interests, and why the apparent "value" of what is provided in a relationship can often be misleading.

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