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Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one’s 80s, according to new research. ... More>

Effect of Commitment on Forgiveness Investigated in Large-Scale Replication Project

A new Registered Replication Report aimed to replicate the finding that boosting partners' feelings of commitment leads them to choose less destructive responses to betrayal. ... More>

Does More Sex Lead to a Better Relationship?

Does Frequent Sex Lead to Better Relationships? Depends on How You Ask

Newlyweds who have frequent sex don’t report being more satisfied with their relationships than those who have less sex, but their automatic behavioral responses tell a different story. ... More>

Responsive Partners Show Two Kinds of Empathy

Research on close relationships shows that cognitive and affective forms of empathy work together to facilitate responsive behavior among couples. ... More>