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

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: society-and-culture economics emotions marriage money relationships

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

You’re probably wrong about mom’s favorite kid

Though it can be a tough thing to admit, parents really do have favorite kids. But their adult children are usually wrong about which sibling mom favors.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: society-and-culture families mothers parents relationships siblings

12 tips to get couples through staying at home

Experts have 12 tips for couples navigating the new reality of staying at home and social distancing. One tip? Make sure you're getting enough time alone.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 relationships

Stay-at-home orders intensify domestic violence fears

Stay-at-home orders offer the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for those dealing with domestic violence, home is not always a safe place.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse covid-19 relationships violence

‘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 • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

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 • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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 • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~1 min

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 • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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

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