Stress can have a detrimental impact on relationships. When feeling stressed, a person is more likely to notice and reflect upon their partner's negative behaviors rather than positive behavior.
Following a breakup, women are more likely to experience feeling a short-term decline in their sense of control than men. People who lost a loved one to death experience an overall increase in perceived control during the first year post-loss.
Men who are happily married and have embarked upon higher education have a greater probability of outliving women. The findings challenge the conventional belief that most women outlive men.
Researchers say over 20% of adults do not want children and intend to remain child-free. Most adults say they decided in their teens or early twenties to remain childless.
Magical thinking and believing in destined love may have evolved as a way to keep couples together and promote childbirth and rearing, researchers say.
Despite oxytocin nasal sprays being touted as a potential panacea to save broken relationships, researchers say it's highly unlikely to work. Nasal oxytocin does have benefits for the treatment of ASD and depression.
Adults who share a bed with their partners sleep better than those who sleep alone. Researchers found bed-sharing was associated with a lower risk of depression and stress, and improved quality of life and relationships. However, sharing a bed with a child was associated with more stress.
Cannabis users are less aware of unhealthy behaviors they exhibit, including using demands, criticisms, and being avoidant, when in a relationship conflict.
Women who hug their partners before a stressful event have a lower biological stress response and reduced cortisol levels compared to women who do not embrace their partners.