Adults with attachment anxiety are more likely to remember details incorrectly, especially when they can see the person relaying information, than those with other personality types like neuroticism or attachment avoidance.
Expectations of what a person expects from an interpersonal relationship change significantly as we age. Researchers say that many people still feel lonely, even when they don't spend too much time alone.
1% of the population identifies as asexual, a sexual orientation defined as lacking sexual attraction to others. While asexual people lack sexual attraction, it does not mean they do not desire romantic attachments or relationships. Researchers reveal asexual people often feel more satisfied when they were invested in a committed relationship.
The qualities people think they want in a romantic partner and what they actually like in a partner may be two different things, researchers report. The qualities we think we like depend on the social context we encounter these qualities in others.
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.