Consider some science-backed ways to keep the home fires burning in 2021.
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Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
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Positive experiences in romantic relationships can improve communication skills and conflict management skills.
Partners who feel connected to one another may experience health benefits.
A study found the emotional dynamic between young heterosexual partners can have a measurable physiological effect on men, but not on women.
Take a note from older couples who know how to do it right.
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Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing... or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.
There’s a little work involved in happily ever after.
After the intensity of early courtship, even a healthy, happy relationship can feel lackluster. Psychology researchers have ideas for what can help you perk up your relationship rather than give up.
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Social psychologists investigated why Facebook users post profile pics of themselves with a romantic partner and how those online displays are interpreted by others.
Research suggests three factors equally contribute to whether people stay committed.
Although polyamorous families provide great support for themselves internally, they report experiencing marginalization within the health-care system and fear of judgment by health-care providers.
Having multiple romantic partners also offers greater financial and logistical support when raising children, according to research with polyamorous families.
The way we attach to others romantically is intrinsically linked to how we attached to our parents as infants.
You've probably heard of 'attachment styles' when it comes to relationships. They begin to develop as part of your early experiences with parents, and affect your relationships throughout life.
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You can't be gaslighted if you don't get confused and you won't get confused if you are not misled in the first place.
Men are more likely to dream about being in an open relationship than women.
Canadians are almost three times more likely to desire an open relationship than to be in one, according to new research.
Real love has more nuance than a candy heart’s message.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
It’s worth focusing on the dealmakers not just dealbreakers.
It might be human nature to undervalue what's chugging along doing fine while imagining there's a mythical 'best' partner out there somewhere. A psychology researcher has advice.
You should see the one that got away.
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
If you ditch the Cinderella story and intentionally craft romantic relationships to suit you – evidence from business and philosophy says you might have a good chance of deep happiness.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Boosting someone else may deliver a mood boost to you too.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Jealousy works in the same old ways – even in the age of online infidelity.