Topic: Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Do You Need to Evaluate Your Relationship?

Feb. 12, 2016
Valentine Gift

It seems we all know people who are one day “on” with their significant other, and the next day they are “off.” This type of relationship is exactly what some couples might want to avoid. 

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On-Off Relationships Positively Affect Friendships

Feb. 10, 2016

Individuals in on-off relationships are more likely to openly discuss their dating relationships with their friends, according to a communication studies researcher.

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Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015
couple holding hands

Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at UT Austin.

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A Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage that Nobody is Talking About

May 13, 2015
Holding Hands

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America’s health. As a researcher studying how same-sex married couples influence each other’s health, I find that same-sex spouses do many of the same things that heterosexual spouses do to influence each other’s long-term health.

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The Benefits to a Paid Family Leave Law That Nobody is Talking About

Feb. 24, 2015
The Benefits to a Paid Family Leave Law That Nobody is Talking About

This month marks 22 years since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA was an important first step toward improving the lives of American workers by helping them secure unpaid leave from their jobs for a variety of family issues, while protecting their employment security.

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