Tag Archives: romantic relationships

On SAGE Insight: When it comes to matters of the heart, we tend to love what we currently have: Status quo preference in mate choice

Article title: I Have, Therefore I Love: Status Quo Preference in Mate Choice From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin One of the most important decisions in our life is choosing “the one”. Decades of research indicate that individuals adhere to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Infidelity’s aftermath : Physical health behaviors and mental health

Article title: Infidelity’s aftermath: Appraisals, mental health, and health-compromising behaviors following a partner’s infidelity From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Infidelity occurs in many romantic relationships. Infidelity, which is an emotional, sexual, or romantic involvement that violates an existing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Dating out is intercultural – Experience and perceived parent disapproval by ethnicity and immigrant generation

From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Dating and marriage are a common source of disagreement for parents and their young adult children. Parents and young adults differ on the appropriate age to begin dating, on the appropriate pool of … Continue reading

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On/off relationships and ‘sex with an ex’ among teenagers and young adults

Relationship Churning in Emerging Adulthood: On/Off Relationships and ‘Sex with an Ex’ From Journal of Adolescent Research This study finds that nearly half of older teenagers and young adults break up and get back together with previous dating partners and … Continue reading

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Mixed weight couples experience more relationship conflict

You’re going to eat that?: Relationship processes and conflict among mixed-weight couples Article and Relationship Matters Podcast From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Relationship Matters Podcast Number 16 “You’re going to eat that?”. Dr Tricia Burke at the University … Continue reading

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Examining the traditions of marriage proposals and surname changes reveal we adhere to marriage-related norms in the name of tradition or romance

“Girls don’t propose! ew.”: A mixed-methods examination of marriage tradition preferences and benevolent sexism in emerging adults From Journal of Adolescent Research Throughout the past several decades, the United States has seen a steady increase in women’s status. Overt sexism is … Continue reading

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“Who am I without you?” The influence of romantic breakup on the self-concept

From Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin When Jerry Maguire in the movie declares to his estranged wife “you complete me,” he means she has forever altered who he is. This article reveals how in real life couples come to complete … Continue reading

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