7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.

Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Professor of Psychology, Monmouth University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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Flexibility is key for happy families and couples

Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining happy, healthy relationships with family and partners.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Pandemic hasn’t reshaped good or bad relationships

The pandemic hasn't really worsened or improved most relationships, a study finds, though the happiest couples may gotten a boost.

Esther Robards-Forbes - UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Chimps focus on positive relationships in old age

Just like people, chimpanzees seek out and value companionship in increasingly positive ways as they grow older, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~4 min

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Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Bruised masculinity can backfire in 2 ways

New research used false feedback to gauge the effect of threatened masculinity on men's relationships. The results aren't pretty.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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‘Sexy mindset’ makes partners seem hotter

Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Perfectionism may drive some ‘helicopter’ parents

New research links perfectionism and over-parenting. The effects of this "helicopter" parenting include psychological distress, narcissism, and alcohol and drug use.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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Dementia caregiver depression grows over time

A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Lockdown may have lasting effects on friendships

Some marginal friendships will by lost, says psychologist, while other deeper ones may need work.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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