Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships

The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that ...

May 2

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Does 'I Love You' Mean Your Relationship Is in Trouble?

Cuddling, kissing and holding hands are the kinds of behavior you might expect to see this time of year. So why do the days that follow Valentine's Day mark the largest spike on the calendar for breakups? Affectionate behavior is not all that it ...

Feb 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Happily Married Couples Consider Themselves Healthier, Says MU Expert

Research shows that married people have better mental and physical health than their unmarried peers and are less likely to develop chronic conditions than their widowed or divorced counterparts. A University of Missouri expert says that people who ...

Feb 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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We're emotionally distant and that's just fine by me

When it comes to having a lasting and fulfilling relationship, common wisdom says that feeling close to your romantic partner is paramount. But a new study finds that it's not how close you feel that matters most, it's whether you are as close as ...

Feb 14

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Relationships & Marriage

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Cupid’s arrow: Research illuminates laws of attraction

We’ve heard the clichés: “It was love at first sight,” “It’s inner beauty that truly matters,” and “Opposites attract.” But what’s really at work in selecting a romantic or sexual partner? University of Notre Dame Sociologist ...

Feb 13

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Study shows how minimal intervention can preserve marital quality ...

Marital satisfaction - so critical to health and happiness - generally declines over time. A brief writing intervention that helps spouses adopt a more objective outlook on marital conflict could be the answer. New Northwestern University ...

Feb 6

Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

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Not all gamers are low scorers on friendships, relationships

"There's a common stereotype that if you play video games, then you are a loner," said Benjamin Hickerson, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism management. "But it may have more to do with how a person is involved in gaming that ...

Dec 22

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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