Genetics

Romantic relationship dynamics may be in our genes

Variations in a gene called CD38, which is involved in attachment behavior in non-human animals, may be associated with human romantic relationship dynamics in daily life, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reading your partner's emotions—when it helps, and when it hurts

Are you good at reading your partner's emotions? Your perceptiveness may very well strengthen your relationship. Yet when anger or contempt enter the fray, little is to be gained and the quality of your relationship tanks, ...

Neuroscience

We're hard-wired for longing, new study suggests

When it comes to forming a lasting bond, our longing for a partner may be as important as—if not more important than—how we react when we're with them, suggests a surprising new brain imaging study published in the Proceedings ...

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