Researchers had teenagers and their parents read about situations in which the parents asked their kids for help, requiring the kids to give up their own plans with friends. Parents and teenagers agreed that the teenagers should help their parents, particularly when the parents … [Read more...] about Teenagers: Perhaps Not as Evil as You Think
Couples who report larger amounts of stress outside their marriages also tend to report less satisfaction within their marriages. You have probably heard the classic “joke” about a person being mad at the boss, but she can’t yell at her boss, so she goes home and yells at her … [Read more...] about Stress: It Does a Marriage Good
Countless books, songs, and movies have rapturously portrayed the idea that you might one day look across the room, lock eyes with a stranger, and know instantly that you two are meant to be together forever. This phenomenon is portrayed in the movie The Adjustment Bureau in … [Read more...] about Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Love at First Sight
Recently, there has been an explosion of news stories (also see here and here) that seem to suggest that in today’s fast-paced world couples are getting sick of each other even faster. Namely the 7-year-itch is now a “3-year-glitch.” Interestingly, the study was funded by Warner … [Read more...] about Marriage Satisfaction: Is It Now the “3-year-glitch”?