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More Power, Not Apologies Sought When Couples Fight
2013-07-09 14:16:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Baylor University study, your partner would rather gain a little more power in the relationship than an apology. Researchers wrote in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology the most common thing couples want from each other is a willingness to relinquish power, such as giving a partner more independence, admitting faults, showing respect or being willing to compromise. "It's common for partners to be...

2012-05-21 23:56:53

How good are married couples at recognizing each other's emotions during conflicts? In general, pretty good, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. But if your partner is angry, that might tell more about the overall climate of your marriage than about what your partner is feeling at the moment of the dispute. What's more, "if your partner is angry, you are likely to miss the fact that your partner might also be feeling sad," said Keith Sanford, Ph.D., an associate...

2011-01-12 16:20:57

Some of the most intense emotions people feel occur during a conflict in a romantic relationship. Now, new research from Baylor University psychologists shows that how each person perceives the other partner's emotion during a conflict greatly influences different types of thoughts, feelings and reactions in themselves. Dr. Keith Sanford, a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in Baylor's department of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, and his research...