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Loneliness and isolation can affect your heart

People who are lonely and isolated have more heart problems as compared to their more social peers. But the reasons behind this might be different than you think.

More breakups, but also new relationships after weight loss surgery

What happens to relationships when one partner loses a lot of weight, eats much less and becomes more active?

Infidelity can be forgiven – but at a cost

Most people who have been unfaithful do not believe it when their partner says they forgive them. And the fact that men often don’t realize that emotional infidelity is a problem just feeds the conflict.

Women better than men at consoling victims of violence

New research shows that our social relationships are crucial in deciding whether people offer a comforting hug to victims of violence.

Love hormone is released when your relationship is going badly

When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the relationship.

Bad relationships increase infection risk in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Clear link between sexting and partner violence

Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

She’s not interested in sex but he thinks she is

Women and men misunderstand each other’s signals of friendliness and sexual interest. But these misinterpretations are no surprise to evolutionary psychologists.

Business in China equals relationships

To succeed in China, it is not enough for companies to be market-oriented and willing to learn. They must also adapt their operations to the Chinese relationship orientation.

Cancer-patient relatives need hope

Hope is essential for supporting relatives of cancer patients in their role as caregivers.