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2012-08-03 01:07:41

It is not always best to forgive and forget in marriage, according to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem — with the short-term discomfort of an angry but honest conversation benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to better understand the contexts in which some relationships succeed and others fail, and also to understand how close...

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2011-07-07 08:50:00

Contrary to expectations, happiness in a long-term relationship for men means more cuddling and caressing, while women want sexual satisfaction, according to an international study on long-term relationships. More than 1,000 heterosexual couples from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain were interviewed by researchers from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Participants included 40- to 70-year-old men and their female partners who are married or have been living...

2008-12-04 00:29:43

Many think parents confronted with an empty nest are sad and lonely, but a U.S. study suggests children leaving home may help their parents' marriage. University of California, Berkeley psychologists Sara M. Gorchoff, Oliver P. John and Ravenna Helson tracked the marital satisfaction of a group of women over 18 years, from the time they were in their 40s to when they were in their early 60s. The study, published in Psychological Science, revealed that marital satisfaction increased as the...

2008-08-13 15:00:13

By ANN GRIES I am worried about having a good marriage if I ever decide to marry. My parents divorced, and I have struggled to trust others in any kind of relationship. I still have feelings of anger toward my parents for breaking up our family. I do not want to do that to any future family I might have. How can I get past these feelings so I can even consider marriage? R.A., Chandler Please accept my sympathy on the breakdown of your family. You still may be grieving from what you have...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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