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Meeting online has become the most popular way U.S. couples meet

August 23, 2019

Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new…
Get your head in the game: Research shows mindfulness in relationship is key to a happy couple

July 18, 2019

A Florida State University researcher has found that an individual’s ability to be mindful or stay in the…
Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences

May 23, 2019

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according…
What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships

May 22, 2019

The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery of everyday life. They’re places to…
How a new father views his relationship with his partner

May 20, 2019

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on…
Having a teen ‘bestie’ can predict satisfaction in adult romantic relationships

January 30, 2019

A nearly two-decade study from the University of Virginia has found that adolescents who had healthy same-gender relationships…
Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke, study shows

January 16, 2019

Sudden role reversal can be hard on both partners, says U of A researcher who offers tips to…
When deciding to care for aging parents, affection trumps blame

January 11, 2019

It is often expected that as parents age, the children they once cared for will need to care…
Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

January 9, 2019

A budding relationship or just a one-night stand? The difference may not be immediately obvious, least of all…
What are the effects of stress on a relationship?

November 19, 2018

Doctoral candidate Rosie Shrout (University of Nevada, Reno) discusses stress in romantic relationships and how to minimize its…
Breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence

November 8, 2018

The cycle of intimate partner violence will remain unbroken unless trauma in perpetrators—not just victims—is also treated, according…
When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you.

October 25, 2018

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view…
On-again, off-again relationships might be toxic for mental health

August 30, 2018

Sam and Diane from “Cheers.” Ross and Rachel from “Friends.” Carrie and Mr. Big from “Sex and the…
The troubling side effects of smartphones

August 9, 2018

If you are reading this on your smartphone, we have some bad news for you. That thing in…
Celebrating Impact

April 20, 2018

Professor Emma Renold of the University’s School of Social Sciences has been shortlisted in the category of Outstanding…
​Narcissists don’t hunt for partners who are already taken – but it doesn’t stop them

April 3, 2018

Narcissists aren’t necessarily on the hunt for partners who are already in a relationship – but that doesn’t…
5 ways to support your child’s mental health

February 2, 2018

Parents know their children better than anyone else but when a mother or father notices sudden changes in…
Lots of sexting can wreck a romance

February 2, 2018

Sexting—sharing sexual messages and images by cellphone or other web-connected devices—can spice up your sex life, but it…
Are smartphones making people sad?

February 2, 2018

New psychological research from the University of Virginia has found that smartphones are having a chilling effect on…
Should I stay or go?

August 18, 2017

Now a new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes the decision so…
Couples may miss cues that partner is hiding emotions, study suggests

March 1, 2017

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to…
Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

August 26, 2016

Estimates suggest that 20 to 40 percent of parents who live together experience significant levels of distress in…
A mutual breakdown

August 25, 2016

Nature abounds with examples of mutualistic relationships. Think of bees pollinating flowers whose nectar nourishes the bees, or…
Banking on Strangers

August 4, 2016

News headlines this summer paint a gloomy picture of conflict across the globe. These stories suggest that group…
Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults

June 26, 2016

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the…
Concussion can alter parent-child relationships

April 12, 2016

The incidence of concussion is particularly high in the preschool years – up to around 2% of children…
Evolution For Shame

February 24, 2016

Shame is a painful emotion, one we do our best to avoid. And yet it is universal among…
Long distance love affair

October 30, 2015

What people believe they want and what they might actually prefer are not always the same thing. And…
Did grandmas make people pair up?

September 11, 2015

If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all…
Share and Share Alike

August 20, 2015

Throughout human history, anthropologists say, reciprocity has been one of the basic foundations of social life. Share and…
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