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.
Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes?
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
In Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina,’ each character approaches marriage with a different set of expectations – and many succumb to disappointment.
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In their coverage of Meghan and Harry, the media are focusing on all of the wrong things. Thankfully, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy had sharp insights about marriage that still resonate today.
Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana?
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
External stressors might have more to do with a low-income couple’s success.
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
Maybe we should just live together…
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Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What's wrong with getting hitched?
Bundles of joy.
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Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
Even for couples who work full time, the burden of less fun forms of parenting, like changing diapers, often falls on the mother.
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It's one thing if you're a stay-at-home mom. But why aren't working dads equally sharing household duties with working moms?
People continue to marry less – and later – in life.
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The Southern Baptist church is making a strong push to buck a societal trend. Should others follow suit?
It’s a marital scene….
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As a family and marriage researcher, I have conducted a lot of research into what makes relationships work. I tend to think about relationships in terms of couples. When I was appointed the senior administrator…