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.
Couples who share positive experiences marked with humor and affection, and whose heart rates sync up, enjoy better health outcomes and live longer than couples who are more quarrelsome.
Women may alter their own sexual behavior in an effort to protect their male partner's perceived sense of manhood. Researchers found women who perceived their partner's masculinity as more fragile tended to lower their sexual satisfaction. Additionally, women in relationships with males who they believed to experience "fragile masculinity" reported more anxiety and poorer communication in their relationship.