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When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you
Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. (2018-10-22)
How does prison time affect relationships?
A new study highlights the complicated spillover effects of incarceration on the quality of relationships. (2015-03-16)
Couples who cohabit before engagement are more likely to struggle
University of Denver researchers find that couples who live together before they are engaged have a higher chance of getting divorced than those who wait until they are married to live together, or at least wait until they are engaged. (2009-07-13)
Divorce reduces chance of new, successful relationship
After a separation or divorce the chances of marrying or cohabiting again decrease. (2007-09-25)
Cut your Valentine some slack
If the one you love usually forgets Valentine's Day, but this year makes a romantic effort, you should give him credit for trying. (2012-02-13)
A fear of getting dumped kills romance and commitment
Can the fear of a relationship ending actually lessen love and cause a break-up? (2017-11-28)
Tick tock: Commitment readiness predicts relationship success, say scientists
New research shows how a person's readiness to commit predicts the success or failure of relationships. (2019-02-13)
Changing partners doesn't change relationship dynamics, study shows
New romances eventually follow patterns similar to old ones, according to U of A relationship researcher who led eight-year study. (2019-08-27)
The biennial rainfall relationship in the tropical western hemisphere has weakened in recent decades
Biennial rainfall relationship could be observed in both the tropical eastern hemisphere associated with the tropospheric biennial oscillation and the tropical western hemisphere. (2018-01-09)
Secret love cheats pose a greater infection risk than those in open sexual relationships
People who were sexually unfaithful without their partner's knowledge were less likely to practice safe sex than those who had other sexual relationships with their partner's consent. (2012-06-14)
Want to increase staff loyalty? You'll need to be seen as important, new research suggests
Offering praise and having a good working relationship isn't always enough to engender loyalty from staff -- employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important, according to new research. (2019-03-21)
Close families raise more independent adults
New research at the University of Haifa found that, contrary to common belief, young adults who maintain a close or moderate relationship with their parents exhibit greater independence in their personal lives than those who have a distant relationship. (2007-12-05)
Trouble with your boss? Own it
Don't get along with your boss? Your job performance may actually improve if the two of you can come to grips with the poor relationship. (2014-11-21)
Too much texting can disconnect couples
Couples shouldn't let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies. (2013-10-30)
Consumer, meet brand. Brand, meet consumer.
Humans forge relationships with just about everything they encounter: the car you coax up steep hills, that worn pair of shoes you wear on the weekends, and even your stove or refrigerator. (2005-11-14)
Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blame
In a recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Florida State University graduate student Ashley Cooper explores how high levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his or her relationship may actually doom its success. (2017-06-19)
Open relationships just as satisfying as monogamous ones, U of G study reveals
Couples in non-monogamous relationships have the same level of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships, a new University of Guelph study has found. (2018-06-28)
Study: Couples who delay having sex get benefits later
A statistical analysis showed benefits enjoyed by couples who waited until marriage compared to those who started having sex in the early part of their relationship. (2010-12-22)
Treat me as a person not just a number, say patients
Not being able to see a doctor who knows you or with whom you have developed a relationship could have an impact on your personal care, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-06-12)
Research shows infertility tied to relationship disruption in Ghana
New research shows Ghanaian women who have problems conceiving are more likely to experience relationship breakdown. (2017-03-07)
Status and reproduction in humans: New evidence for the validity of evolutionary explanations
Men holding high positions within a hierarchical organisation have more offspring than those in other positions within the same organisation. (2005-09-19)
Nothing personal -- Study shows how caring sentiments can affect business sense
Imagine you are selling a used car on eBay. You will demand a higher price for the car if your toddler is sitting on your lap, says surprising new research from the December issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. (2006-12-05)
Expert suggests tried-and-true strategies to strengthen your relationship
What are you doing to keep your relationship alive? A University of Illinois study highlights the importance of five relationship maintenance strategies that couples can use to preserve or improve the quality of an intimate relationship. (2013-01-09)
Some single people are happy on their own, research finds
New research with a nationally representative sample has found that single people with high avoidance goals are just as happy being single as other people in relationships. (2015-08-21)
Intimate partners with low self-esteem stay in unhappy relationships
People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships, suggests new research from the University of Waterloo. (2015-02-27)
Valentine's Day advice: Don't let rocky past relations with parents spoil your romance
The love between parents and teens -- however stormy or peaceful -- may influence whether those children are successful in romance, even up to 15 years later, according to a new University of Alberta study. (2014-02-05)
Study reveals obesity link between grandmothers and grandchildren
Obesity is known to cluster in families, but most studies to date are limited to two generations. (2018-05-11)
Should I stay or should I leave?
Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being. (2017-08-17)
How couples manage parenting forecasts later marital quality, study finds
Just because a married couple has a good relationship when a child is born is no guarantee the marriage will stay that way as their child grows older, a new study suggests. (2004-03-11)
If relationships are good -- positive, negative humor by leaders improves job satisfaction
Past research about the use of humor by leaders suggests that positive humor should result in happier subordinates who are satisfied with their jobs. (2015-10-05)
Relationship impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment
Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking treatment among post-9/11 military veterans. (2018-12-11)
Scientists reveal a close relationship between air temperature and the area of Antarctic polynyas
Reanalysis and observational data reveal interactive effects between air temperature and the area of the Terra Nova Bay polynya. (2020-04-20)
We can make predictions about relationships - but is this necessary?
'Predictions as to the longevity of a relationship are definitely possible,' says Dr Christine Finn from the University of Jena. (2020-03-03)
Postnatal depression has life-long impact on mother-child relations
Postnatal depression (PND) can impact the quality of relationships between mother and child into adult life, and have a negative influence on the quality of relationships between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research at the University of Kent has discovered. (2018-02-20)
Poor sleep is associated with lower relationship satisfaction in both women and men
A bidirectional association exists between couples' sleep quality and the quality of their relationship, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. (2009-06-10)
Twitter use linked to infidelity and divorce, MU study finds
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners. (2014-04-07)
Opposites attract -- unless you're in a relationship
If we are in a relationship we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people, opposites attract. (2016-07-14)
Could poor stomach absorption of drugs reduce autism medications' effectiveness?
Recent research has revealed that many children and adults with autism experience gastrointestinal symptoms and that such symptoms can impact the absorption and availability of medications. (2014-09-02)
More than one in 10 Canadians want to be in an open relationship
A sizeable number of Canadian adults are either in or would like to be in an open relationship, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-04-01)
Study examines how sexual agreements affect HIV risk, relationship satisfaction
A new study examining the relationship dynamics of gay male couples finds that couples make (2010-07-13)
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