Psychology & Psychiatry

New research sheds light on how happy couples argue

In marriage, conflict is inevitable. Even the happiest couples argue. And research shows they tend to argue about the same topics as unhappy couples: children, money, in-laws, intimacy.

Genetics

Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

People fall in love for many reasons—similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of ...

Health

How often do people have sex?

Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average. For Brits, it's less than once a week, while Americans report having sex two to three times a week.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How humour can change your relationship

A sense of humour is an attractive trait. There is abundant cross cultural evidence that shows that being funny makes you more desirable as a mate, especially if you are a man. But once the initial flirting is over, and you ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When ignoring your spouse can help your relationship

It is a classic relationship stalemate: One partner asks the other to change something and the partner who is asked shuts down. But that type of response may actually be beneficial for the relationship of lower-income couples, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researcher looks at new treatment for military personnel with PTSD

Military deployment can be associated with increased risk of mental health problems for military service members and veterans as well as psychological distress in the spouses and children of the deployed, a risk that increases ...

Health

Date nights for overbooked parents

(HealthDay)—You might not think it's possible to squeeze a date night into your hectic schedule, especially if your family includes young children.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark

One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists led by James ...

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