Thursday December 18th 2014

‘Relationships Research’ Archives

Rebound Sex Or Revenge Sex?

Rebound Sex Or Revenge Sex?

While having sex to cope with a break-up, get over an ex, or get back at an ex is popular advice given to dumpees, researchers at the University of Missouri point out that it's not always beneficial. Using a longitudinal study, researchers over the course of eight months interviewed 170 college students who had gone through a recent breakup. [...]

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

According to a survey published in the Mirror, blokes who reckon their partners are ideal are just 67%. The study publisjed November 23, 2012, listed a bad temper and an obsession for cleanliness as some of the major characteristics that make most women less than "ideal".  A dislike of sport, overreacting, criticising driving and an [...]

Sex And Housework Related To Marital Satisfaction

Sex And Housework Related To Marital Satisfaction

Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University of Washington. The new study, published in the February 2013 issue of the journal American Sociological Review, shows that [...]

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

    Having enough space or privacy in a relationship is more important for a couple's happiness than having a good sex life, says a resent US study on marriage. So why is space so important in a relationship? "When partners have their own set of interests, friends, and time for self, that makes them happier and less bored," [...]

Your Narcissistic Ex Cares After All, New Study Says

Your Narcissistic Ex Cares After All, New Study Says

It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy and don't care about the pain and suffering of others. Lo and behold! New research suggest that narcissists do have the capacity to empathize with other people's pain and suffering. But read this... "given the right conditions" "If we encourage narcissists to consider the situation [...]

Strong Indicator Of Romantic Relationship Satisfaction

Strong Indicator Of Romantic Relationship Satisfaction

In my article “How To Get Close To Someone You Love”, I wrote about how you can get closer to the person you love by spending time and effort inspiring and helping each other achieve a "you," an "I," and a "we."  A study by UC Berkeley researchers found that the use of “we” language is a natural outgrowth of a sense of partnership, of [...]

Why You Should Be Friends With His/Her Friends

Why You Should Be Friends With His/Her Friends

Many people like to think they have discriminating tastes when it comes to romantic interests. An Indiana University study, however, found that men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of their potential fling or relationship partner, but also by the opinions of complete strangers. "Humans don't exist in a [...]

Helping Your Man Manage His Depression

Helping Your Man Manage His Depression

Dealing with a depressed husband or boyfriend can be difficult, especially when his depression is creating all sorts of problems in your relationship. Sometimes knowing how your response helps or worsens the situation can be the difference between whether or not your relationship will weather the difficut times. "Trading places" is the most [...]

Why Men Get Jealous Over Sex & Women Over Emotions

Why Men Get Jealous Over Sex & Women Over Emotions

While it has been noted that women cannot digest emotional infidelity and men fail to accept sexual infidelity, new research has suggested that this difference in jealousy goes beyond gender differences.  The researchers said that such differences have more to do with how two people are attached in a relationship. Research has documented that [...]

Just Friends Or One-Way Romantic Attraction?

Just Friends Or One-Way Romantic Attraction?

When one friend admits they are "into" the other, but the other is not "into" them like that, things can get really weird. But they don't have to, says Heidi Reeder, associate professor of communication at Boise State University. Reeder's research team did a study on why some friendships end and others don't after one friend tells the other [...]

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