Spouses of cancer patients experience significant declines in their own physical health. To better understand why, researchers studied husbands of “in remission” breast cancer patients as well as the husbands of breast cancer patients facing cancer recurrence. Surprisingly, … [Read more...] about In Sickness and in Health: What Happens to Breast Cancer Patients’ Husbands?
Ever notice how TV-couple wives are thinner than their husbands? It’s no accident. Researchers followed 169 newlywed couples’ body mass indexes (BMI) for four years. Happier marriages were those in which wives were thinner than husbands, regardless of income, education, and … [Read more...] about Happily Ever After? The Wife Better Be Thinner than Her Husband
Tara Parker-Pope discusses a recent article investigating married couple's satisfaction with their sex frequency. Half of husbands and nearly that many wives reported dissatisfaction; of those dissastified, most of the men and 2/3rd of the women desired more frequent sex, but … [Read more...] about Sex in Marriage: Are Husbands and Wives Getting Enough?
Maryhope Howland here-- graduate student relationships researcher at the University of Minnesota. I frequently write about how psychological research (relationships and otherwise) relates to my own life and the world around me on my blog, Science Gnome, and will be contributing … [Read more...] about Why Prince William Has the Makings of an Excellent Husband