There is a well-worn saying, often mistakenly attributed to Albert Einstein, suggesting “women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not.”1 This statement may or may not be true, but highlights an interesting (and understudied) relationship dynamic: … [Read more...] about The Relationship is a Changin’: The Benefits Achieved When Partners Change Together
When choosing a partner to have children with, it is only natural to desire “Prince Charming” or “Cinderella,” who may pass on their beneficial genetic qualities to future kids. Given that better genes increase the offspring's survival and reproduction chances, mechanisms that … [Read more...] about Can Using Hormonal Birth Control Affect the Health of Future Children?
What are the odds, from 0 to 100%, that someone will break your heart within the next five years? How did you answer this question? Maybe you thought about your past relationship experiences, or the person you’re dating right now. Maybe you thought about relevant statistics, … [Read more...] about Can Random Numbers Affect Our Relationship Judgements? Yes…If We Like What They Imply
When relationship partners have more sex, their relationship satisfaction is higher. Seems obvious, right? Maybe not. Previous research on sexual frequency and relationship quality has not been able to conclusively link these variables. There may be a few reasons for this. For … [Read more...] about More Sex and Happy Relationships: It’s Automatic