There’s been a lot of talk lately about the costs of raising kids. To be clear, I’m not talking about the money ($118k to $250k in the U.S. by the time the kid reaches age 18, and that’s not counting college). Rather, a lot of the popular press writing on the topic has focused on … [Read more...] about The High Costs of Parenthood
(reposted from drloving.net) I've been in a relationship for over 5 years. We are both still young and plan to get married eventually in the future. I was wondering if there are any down sides in having long-term relationships. I feel very secure and confident in our … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Loving: Have We Been Dating Too Long?
We here at SofR are fond of science. Two reasons we started this site are because we: (a) wanted to get the science of relationships 'out there,' and (b) find that science is undervalued if not outright ignored. A recent article by Chris Mooney addresses the latter. It’s worth … [Read more...] about Tunnel Vision
Nicole asked, "If every other sought after characteristic is present, can a relationship thrive on a long-term basis if there is no sexual chemistry?" Dear Nicole; The makers of Viagra® would have you think such an idea is sheer lunacy! Ultimately, it depends on what you … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Loving: Does Sexual Chemistry Matter?
The slogan for ScienceOfRelationships.com is "Because the important things in life deserve data." Recent research by Dr. Holt-Lunstad and colleagues reveals just how important our social relationships really are. In their review of 148 studies (representing over 300,000 … [Read more...] about Friends: Like Apples, but with Feet.