Do open relationships really work?

It depends, says the research team from the University of Rochester. Such relationships require effective and trusted communication between all the individuals involved to be successful.

Oct 31

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Teens Who Don't Date Are Less Depressed and Have Better Social Skills

Dating might seem to be a good idea for teenagers to develop their sense of self, improve social skills and mature emotionally. However, according to a new study conducted by the University of Georgia, this might not be the case. Staying single ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage


Changing Partners Doesn't Change Relationship Dynamics

Relationships tend to revert back to the same patterns eventually despite having a different romantic partner, according to a new study conducted by the University of Alberta. While things may seem new and improved during the honeymoon phase of a ...

Aug 30

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage


Polyamory Offers A “Unique Opportunity” To Enjoy Prolonged ...

In polyamorous relationships, most individuals can simultaneously enjoy higher levels of nurturance and eroticism by distributing their needs in a relationship amongst different partners. This keeps the passion burning while building on the warmth ...

Jul 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Women’s preference for masculine faces not linked with hormones

We found no evidence that changes in hormone levels influence the type of men women find attractive," say lead researcher Benedict C. Jones of the University of Glasgow.

Jul 16

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Foodie Calls: Dating for a Free Meal (Rather Than a Relationship)

Are you someone’s foodie call? Studies have found that setting up dates in order to get free meals is linked to personality traits associated with manipulative and deceptive behaviours in romantic relationships.

Jun 26

Categories: Other, Personality problems, Relationships & Marriage


What Singles Should Consider Before They Become Spouses

Given that the promises of ‘til death do us part’ are broken ever so often, how might couples know if they are ready to tie the knot?

Jun 18

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


I, You, or We: Pronouns Provide Hints to Romantic Attachment Styles

Romantic attachment styles have an impact on how a person may behave in a romantic relationship as it influences the way they think and feel. Recent studies have identified the use of pronouns as a possible way of knowing what your partner’s ...

Jun 13

Categories: Attachment Issues, Relationships & Marriage


In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a 'type'

Researchers show that people do have a 'type' when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type - for example, after a bad relationship, some will still gravitate to similar type of partners. However, research by ...

Jun 12

Categories: Attachment Issues, Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & ...


The Dissatisfaction of Being Sexually Rejected by a Partner Lasts ...

Sexual advances have been found to affect satisfaction in the bedroom lives of couples and their relationships. Regardless of who initiates the advance and who receives it, an individual is likely to feel greater satisfaction when sexual advances ...

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Teens’ Same-Gender Friendships Key To Later Satisfaction in ...

Researchers conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. After investigated 165 participants, they found that the skills teens ...

Jan 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Understanding a Controlling Partner

One of the reasons why relationships fail or get torn apart, is due to the constant struggle for control between couples. This article talks about the behavior of a controlling partner and how this characteristic developed.

Oct 18

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Expressing Gratitude

Humans are social creatures and are hardwired to look towards social relationships in their pursuit of happiness. Gratitude is key in this equation because it facilitates contentment and reciprocal behavior. However, it often seems that we have so ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, ...


Following TV programmes together can benefit your relationship

My wife and I were ridiculously excited about watching the recent season finale of Game of Thrones together – we’d watched all the previous 66 episodes together too, and the characters almost feel a part of our lives. Spending our time this way ...

Sep 5

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


Six Common Communication Mistakes Couples Make

Communication is extremely important in a romantic relationship. However, simply having a conversation is insufficient. It's important to be aware of the way you talk and listen to your partner. Avoiding these common mistakes will make your ...

Aug 5

Categories: Couple Counseling, Relationships & Marriage