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In a recent Personal Relationships study, observers were able to accurately identify people who were cheating on their romantic dating partner after viewing a short 3- to 4-min video of the couple interacting. Impressions of commitment and trustworthiness seemed to play a role.
The Way You Relate To Your Partner Can Affect Your Long-Term Mental and Physical Health, Study Shows
The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships.
Groningen, The Netherlands —February 1, 2011— Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. This is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease. The authors of a new study published in Personal Relationships have discovered that this behavior is more common in societies which practice arranged marriages or in cultures that place a high value on parental influence in the choice of mate for their children. Furthermore, the authors comment on the fact that mate guarding is not an exclusively male phenomenon, and women can be just as forceful in protecting their monogamous relationships.
More than ever, as people grow older they are maintaining and nurturing work relationships as a primary part of their social network
Showing gratitude in personal relationships strengthens bond
Good Looking People More Socially Connected in Urban Areas
A Violent Childhood Affects Adult, Romantic Relationship Dynamics