Matchmaking this Valentine's Day: How it can bring you the most ...

With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of pairing up two friends for a date. If you follow your instinct to play Cupid, it'll pay off in happiness - not necessarily for the new couple, but definitely for you. According to new ...

Feb 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Movie-Watching Together Strengthens Marriages

Keeping a marriage together takes effort. And care. And maybe even watching classic romance movies, like The Way We Were or Husbands and Wives. And this is because of the conversations such movies can start. That's the finding from a study in the ...

Feb 11

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Malaysian Minister backs mental health examination for those ...

MALAYSIA - A mental health test on couples intending to get hitched is seen as the best way to reduce domestic violence. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said as such, the ministry had no objection ...

Feb 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Relationships & Marriage

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Dreams of jealousy and infidelity spell relationship trouble the next ...

Have you ever dreamt of arguing with your partner, or dreamt they were unfaithful, and then - irrational as it may be - found yourself in a bad mood with them the next day? This will be a familiar scenario to many, and yet such apparent effects of ...

Jan 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Want to Stop Arguing and Change Spouse's Behavior? Start With Mirror

Ever want to change something about your partner? Get him or her to eat better or work less? Exercise more? Stop nagging or yelling? Start with a mirror. Your best chance of transforming someone else—and the dynamic in your relationship—is to ...

Jan 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Relationships & Marriage

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One in, one out: Oxford study shows people limit social networks

Despite the way that mobile technologies and social networking sites have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances, a new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with small numbers of ...

Jan 13

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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As dating apps grow in popularity, people still feel some stigma

A recent Pew study found that 11 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile apps - a figure that was just 3 percent five years ago. Among Internet users who were currently single and looking for a partner, 38 percent had ...

Jan 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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This Test Can Determine If Your Marriage Will Last

The measure isn’t the high tech detector of romantic emotions that you might expect. Instead, it looks a lot like that familiar thing we know as our gut feeling. Next time somebody who just went through a messy breakup says that they always knew ...

Dec 23

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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A Psychologist's Guide to Online Dating

Edward Royzman, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, asks me to list four qualities on a piece of paper: physical attractiveness, income, kindness, and fidelity. Then he gives me 200 virtual “date points” that I’m to ...

Dec 20

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and Social ...

Dec 5

Categories: Fear, Relationships & Marriage

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Can Long Distance Relationships Work?

Contrary to the received wisdom, long distance relationships can work, according to new research published in the Journal of Communication. The study, which contradicts much standard dating advice, was inspired by the increasing numbers of people ...

Dec 3

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Should you follow your gut when walking down the aisle?

Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or an unhappy marriage, according to new study led by a Florida State University researcher. Associate Professor of ...

Nov 30

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Too much texting can disconnect couples

Couples shouldn’t let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies. Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found ...

Nov 2

Categories: Communication Disorders Problems, Relationships & Marriage

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Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around. ‘Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly ...

Oct 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Wedded bliss or blues? Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue in our DNA. A gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions ...

Oct 8

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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