‘Attachment anxiety’ can affect your finances

A new study finds a connection between attachment anxiety and avoidance and finances, including how people see their partner's spending.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Feb. 26, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety emotions money relationships social-lives

Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions families love marriage nepal parents relationships

Nope, chocolate isn’t actually an aphrodisiac

An expert busts a few chocolate myths, including whether women are more into it, and whether it boosts romance as an aphrodisiac.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture chocolate food gender relationships sex

To cut your dementia risk, grow old with an optimist?

An optimistic partner may stave off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline as you grow old together.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Feb. 11, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging cognition couples love optimism personality relationships

After spouse’s death, hiding emotion may harm health

People grieving their spouse's death should embrace their emotions, a study suggests. Keeping a stiff upper lip may have health consequences.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death emotions inflammation relationships stress

Scale outlines signs of ‘financial infidelity’

"Financial infidelity has the potential to be as harmful for relationship health and longevity as sexual infidelity..."

George Vlahakis-Indiana | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture marriage money relationships

How gender equality can protect men’s health

Men's feelings about being the breadwinner can cause stress-induced wear and tear on the body, but it all depends on their view of gender roles.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs gender marriage money relationships stress

Interviews reveal 5 causes of older women’s low libido

Most research on low libido among older women has focused on hormones. Interviews indicate other factors.

Erin Hare-Pittsburgh | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine libido menopause older-adults relationships sex stress

Diverse schooling shows up in relationships later

"...giving young people the opportunity to interact with individuals of different races is essential to promoting interracial friendships and romantic relationships."

Mike Cummings-Yale | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education race-and-ethnicity relationships social-lives

Depending on a caregiver spouse can make men feel like a burden

Husbands who depend on a caregiver spouse are more likely than care-needing wives to feel they are a burden, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers depression gender older-adults relationships stress

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