New research shows how a person's readiness to commit predicts the success or failure of relationships.
When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin -- sometimes dubbed the 'hugging hormone.' But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more as the level of women painters and couples playing games, a Baylor University study has found.
The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. And, despite popular belief, sharing similar personalities may not be as important as most people think, according to new research from Michigan State University.
The allure of smartphones, and how they impact our interpersonal relationships, might be the result of our evolutionary history, according to a University of Arizona researcher.
The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Women who take the pill are nearly 10 percent worse at recognizing subtle expressions of complex emotions like pride or contempt, according to research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. Previous research suggests the relationship is causal, but the impact on women's ability to form intimate relationships is unknown.
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37).
Resuming sexual activity after pregnancy isn't always like riding a bike, especially for mothers experiencing postpartum pain, fatigue and stress. Yet, many couples are led to believe there is a hard-and-fast point at which they can restart sexual intercourse, according to 70 in-depth interviews with women in South Carolina.
Visualizing your significant other may be just as effective as having them in the room with you when it comes to managing the body's cardiovascular response to stressful situations, according to a University of Arizona study.
Keeping track of who wears which costume, the location of soccer cleats and what is in the pantry are all examples invisible labor, or the mental and emotional effort required of mothers as they raise children and manage households. Researchers from Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University quantified the prevalence and impact of invisible labor. Feeling solely responsible for the household and children strained mothers' well-being and decreased satisfaction with their lives and partnerships.