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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)
The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). (2019-02-06)
Bank relationships matter
University of Missouri researcher Tansel Yilmazer studied the impacts that relationships between businesses and banks had on loan approvals. (2010-05-18)
Sibling relationships reflect family dynamics
New research on sibling relationships indicates that efforts to improve relationships among siblings need to take into account how all members of the family relate to each other. (2006-11-14)
Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults
For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. (2016-06-24)
Long-term and short-term relationships initially indistinguishable
Research shows that long- and short-term relationships look almost identical in the beginning. (2018-05-14)
Research offers new way to assess an organization's public relations
Communication and marketing experts place great weight on an organization's relationship with its public stakeholders, and a new tool allows organizations to better measure and describe the nature of these relationships. (2020-01-03)
Friends with benefits
Humans and other primates rely on rewarding endorphins to bond with each other and maintain complex networks. (2011-11-17)
Are friends better for us than family?
The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. (2017-06-06)
Interracial relationships are increasing in US, decline with age
The older individuals are, the less likely they are to have a relationship with someone of a different race. (2005-11-02)
25 myths of dating, sex and marriage debunked in new book
How we feel about ourselves and those we love depends in large part on the assumptions and expectations we hold about romantic relationships. (2016-05-11)
Children of incarcerated mothers exhibit poor attachment to caregivers, mothers
This is the first study to empirically demonstrate that children of incarcerated mothers generally have insecure relationships with their mothers and caregivers. (2005-05-17)
New study says it's time to stop assuming buyers and salespeople are in 'relationships'
Professional buyers don't really buy that they're in (2011-08-10)
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)
Feminism and romance go hand in hand
Contrary to popular opinion, feminism and romance are not incompatible and feminism may actually improve the quality of heterosexual relationships, according to Laurie Rudman and Julie Phelan, from Rutgers University in the US. (2007-10-15)
MU program gives social workers tools to strengthen relationships, marriages
Child welfare professionals know that children are safer and healthier when the adults in their lives have healthy relationships, but most social workers are not trained to educate couples about strong relationships and marriages. (2011-09-02)
Excessive Facebook use can damage relationships, MU study finds
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that individuals who use Facebook excessively are far more likely to experience Facebook-related conflict with their romantic partners, which then may cause negative relationship outcomes including emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce. (2013-06-06)
Shouldering family demands and worries bumps up angina risk
Shouldering family demands and worries seems to increase the risk of angina, the precursor to coronary artery disease, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2010-12-22)
Happy couples can get a big resolution to a big fight -- mean talk aside
Being critical, angry and defensive isn't always a bad thing for couples having a big disagreement -- provided they are in a satisfying relationship. (2014-02-12)
Divorced couples' co-parenting relationships can improve, MU researcher says
New research conducted at the University of Missouri offers hope for divorced parents and suggests hostile relationships can improve when ex-spouses set aside their differences and focus on their children's needs. (2012-08-15)
People in committed relationships are happier
Having a romantic relationship makes both men and women happier -- and the stronger the relationship's commitment, the greater the happiness and sense of well-being of its partners, according to a study by Cornell University's Claire Kamp Dush. (2005-12-01)
Mother-son ties change over time, influence teen boys' behavior
In this longitudinal study of 265 mother-son pairs from low-income families in Pittsburgh, Pa., researchers found that mothers of boys who had a difficult temperament when they were toddlers reported that their relationships with the boys included a lot of conflict and lower levels of closeness over time. (2011-08-30)
Children relate to stepparents based on perceived financial, emotional benefits, study finds
A University of Missouri study found that stepchildren relate with stepparents based on their judgments of the stepparents' behaviors and potential benefits, such as wealth or friendship. (2011-04-06)
Stepchildren relate to stepparents based on perceived benefits, researchers find
University of Missouri family relationship experts identified factors that are related to positive and negative stepchild-stepparent relationships. (2011-03-29)
Childhood adversity launches lifelong relationship and health disadvantages for black men
New UT Austin study finds childhood adversity launches a lifelong process of relationship and health disadvantage for African-American men. (2014-03-03)
Study finds young men more vulnerable to relationship ups and downs than women
Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women, according to a new study by a Wake Forest University sociology professor. (2010-06-08)
UBC researcher worries global warming may harm predator and prey connections
A UBC study highlights the potential harm that climate change may have on a number of predator and prey relationships. (2016-10-25)
Women feel less trusting at work than men do, study shows
Women feel less trusting in their relationships at work than men do, a new study shows. (2006-10-24)
A winning personality might play a major role in China's apparel industry
In China, business relationships rely on the long-lasting culture of guanxi, a mixture of personal and public relationships that affect all individuals and organizations. (2018-02-21)
Mum's the word when it comes to children's happiness
Young people's satisfaction with their family situation is clearly related to the quality of relationships with parents and especially their mother's happiness. (2011-04-02)
Admiring celebrities can help improve self-esteem
A new study shows how (2008-06-05)
Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says
After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, researchers from the University of Michigan found that the quality of a person's relationships with a spouse, family and friends predicted the likelihood of major depression disorder in the future, regardless of how frequently their social interactions took place. (2013-04-30)
Depression forecasts difficulties with peers in middle childhood
A longitudinal study of children in the middle years of childhood has found that depression forecasts problems in peer relationships, including being victimized by peers and problems being accepted by peers. (2012-02-08)
Bonobos' unusual success story
Mate competition by males over females is common in many animal species. (2012-01-23)
Friends share personal details to strengthen relationships in United States, but not in Japan
In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. (2010-10-19)
Research examines how beardedness affects women's attraction to men
New research suggests that women tend to find beardedness attractive when judging long-term relationships, perhaps as a signal of formidability among males and the potential to provide direct benefits, such as enhanced fertility and survival, to females. (2016-10-13)
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)
Doctors find patient relationships highlight of profession
According to a Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, both male and female physicians say they find relationships with patients the most meaningful element of their work. (2003-05-12)
Family feud: US parents more likely to have conflict with adult children than European parents
Tolstoy wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, and a new study in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family finds significant national differences in the degree of conflict between older parents and their adult children. (2010-07-23)
How poverty may affect children's behavior
In a recent study of young children experiencing homelessness, high-quality parenting was associated with better peer relationships and protection from internalizing problems in the context of family adversity. (2017-07-19)
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