Psychology & Psychiatry

Arguments between couples: Our neurons like mediation

When couples argue, mediation by a third party improves the outcome of the confrontation. But that's not all: mediation is also linked to heightened activity in key regions of the brain belonging to the reward circuit—this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How women and men forgive infidelity

Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that heterosexual couples break up. Researchers who have studied 160 different cultures find this to be true worldwide.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A happy partner leads to a healthier future

Science now supports the saying, "happy wife, happy life." Michigan State University research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's ...

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, ...

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