Category Archives: Marriage

{FD} Marriage Is Depressing, Especially For Some Women

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Photo Credit: MedicalNewsToday.comMarriage is supposed to be a happy occasion, but on occasion it may also undermine mental health. To determine marriage’s effect on depressive symptoms, researchers assessed 152 women during their engagement and … Continue reading

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Is the husband supposed to lead the wife?

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Answer: Yes, of course, as a matter of principle.

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{FD} 15 Questions to Determine if Your Relationship is Hall of Fame Material or a Strikeout

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Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.

Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University
Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter,… Continue reading

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{FD} Explaining Royal Love: Prince Harry and the Allure of Implicit Egotism

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By Sadie Leder-Elder Ph.D. – High Point University

A few years back I wrote a post about one of my favorite laws of attraction, implicit egotism (see here for more).  Although you may never have heard it by name, the chances are… Continue reading

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{FD} Post-Divorce Dating and Relationships

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Unfortunately, every romantic relationship does not end happily ever after. For a myriad of reasons, after people get married the romantic love they feel towards their partners often decreases.1 As a result, those relationships could end in divo… Continue reading

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{FD} Your Ideal Marriage Partner: Intelligence Edition

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One of the great things about being a relationship scientist is that you get to ask interesting questions and find out the answers to those questions. One question that has always intrigued me is whether people want a smart partner, and if so, how sm… Continue reading

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{FD} Why You Should Date Your Best Friend

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Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone. Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect. With your BFF as y… Continue reading

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