Relationships and Sexuality News

Domestic Abuse Can Harm Unborn

December 18th, 2014
Researchers have found a surprisingly strong connection between the domestic abuse of a pregnant woman and postnatal trauma symptoms in her child, according to a new study at Michigan State University. Their findings are published in the research journal Child Abuse & Neglect. The ...

‘Technoference’ Tied to Lower Relationship Quality

December 16th, 2014
In a new study, couples who allowed technology to frequently interrupt their time together (even when it's unintentional) also reported lower relationship satisfaction, more depressive symptoms, and lower life satisfaction overall. There is a word for this new phenomenon: "technoference." The term, coined ...

Bad Marriage May Worsen Health Problems of Caregiver

December 7th, 2014
Being a caregiver for a chronically ill family member can negatively impact your physical, biological and mental health, but if you are also in a strained marriage, these negative health effects may feel intensified, according to a new study at South Dakota ...

Study to Probe Pain After Childbirth, Sexual Health

December 1st, 2014
A new study investigates reported changes in women's sexual health after childbirth, often as a result of pelvic pain. Loyola University (Chicago) researchers aim to determine the extent to which pelvic pain influences sexual health. “Many women experience physical changes after childbirth. This can ...

Older Couples in Unhappy Marriages at Greater Risk for Heart Disease

November 30th, 2014
Older couples in an unhappy marriage are at greater risk for developing heart disease than older couples in a happy marriage; and women are at greater risk than men, according to researchers at Michigan State University. "The findings suggest the need for marriage ...

Early Exposure to Verbal Conflict Can Aid in Coping with Adult Stress

November 25th, 2014
While the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, it can also be a time of stress. Although the opportunity to be in close contact with family and friends is welcomed, the environment may result in heated debates, or ...

Rejecting Unsuitable Suitors Easier Said Than Done

November 22nd, 2014
New research shows that it’s easier to reject an unsuitable romantic partner in a hypothetical situation, but not so easy in a face-to-face encounter. “When actually faced with a potential date, we don't like to reject a person and make them feel bad, ...

Additional Education Brings Potential for Stress

November 21st, 2014
Obtaining a degree is usually associated with a better salary and improved control over one’s life. However, gaining prestige and moving up the financial ladder comes with a price. In a new study, professor Scott Schieman, Canada Research Chair in the Social Contexts ...

Relationship Evolution Predicted by Memory of Significant Events

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests the degree by which dating couples accurately remember their relationship history is a predictor of commitment and ensuing marriage. University of Illinois investigators determined dating couples who have moved toward marriage have precise memories of what was going on at ...

Pregnant Women with PTSD More Prone to Premature Birth

November 9th, 2014
Pregnant women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study. The study, which examined more than 16,000 births to female veterans, found that having PTSD in the year before delivery increased a ...