Author: Dr. Rob Dobrenski

  • When Is It (Not) OK To Lie?

    Psychologist Rob Dobrenski says if telling the truth only serves to alleviate the liar, perhaps it’s better to keep it a secret. “Honesty is the best policy” is an ideology preached by many (although practiced by few, as research suggests that people lie, on average, one time per day). The reason for this is often […]

  • Why Marriages Fail

    This originally appeared on in a slightly different version. Republished here with permission. During a recent session, a couple who had been married for about five years decided to end their relationship. The wife told the husband very matter-of-factly, saying that “they had simply grown apart and couldn’t stop fighting.” Neither he nor I […]