Young dolphins pick friends with purpose

Dolphins don't just randomly choose their friends. Like some people, they pick childhood pals that will set them up for success as adults.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: relationships friends dolphins science-and-technology social-lives

Almost 50% of teens report stalking or harassment by partner

Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers abuse relationships society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Marriage isn’t a ticket to happiness

Finding happiness "may be less about the marriage and more about the mindset," according to research with older adults.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: happiness relationships marriage society-and-culture social-lives divorce

Your top 3 ideal qualities in a partner aren’t so unique

"...we want partners who have positive qualities, but the qualities you specifically list do not actually have special predictive power for you."

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: internet personality relationships society-and-culture

Do your genes make you feel insecure in love?

There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution genes pain emotions relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

Some directive parenting may do a child good

Past research has overlooked the value of directive parenting, say researchers. That term describes pushing a child to take risks, explore, and persevere.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents childrens-health relationships society-and-culture

Playing hard to get may make you seem hotter

Playing hard to get may actually work, researchers say. But it can totally backfire if you take it too far, they warn.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: emotions relationships featured society-and-culture social-lives

Reading your partner’s emotions can backfire

Reading your partner's emotions can be good for the relationship, but not when contempt and anger come into play, research finds.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anger emotions relationships featured society-and-culture social-lives perception

The 2008 recession made married couples argue

Research shows the last big recession led to more arguments in marriages. The finding comes as couples face financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics money emotions relationships marriage society-and-culture

How couples survive financial stress

Many couples are feeling the financial pinch of COVID-19. But there are ways to keep the stress from harming relationships.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 stress money relationships society-and-culture

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