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A healthy relationship takes effort, including good communication, conflict resolutio, and stress management.

Long-term, committed, intimate relationships are a source of joy and well-being for many people. People in healthy long-term relationships report higher levels of happiness, fewer health problems, and longer life spans. Their children also do better, with lower rates of substance abuse and greater success in school and in their own adult relationships. Although an estimated 45% of marriages end in divorce, remarriage is common and support is available for couples and their children going through this transition.

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I Strive for Better Control of my Temper

One of my more disagreeable faults is my irritability.

Deployment Diary: Beware of Hippos

It looks like someone has scattered Shrek’s ashes over Colonial Williamsburg. 

Operation Marriage: Living in the New Normal

There’s a phrase being tossed around military installations, “living in the new normal.”

How is Simon Cowell the Key to Better Relationships?

Hi, my name is Paula and I like American Idol.

Couples’ Best Strategies For Managing Stress

Relationships give our lives meaning, and in tough economic times our marriages and families are more important than ever.

Is you is or is you ain’t my baby?

When Louis Jordan asked this grammar-busting question in his popular song from 1944, he knew something that relationship scientists would not discover for another 65 years:  relationships are either pretty good, or they are not. 


Racing Hearts

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Art Aron, an expert on relationships, social cognition, and social neuroscience, recounts the findings...

When Chevy Met Jayni

Your browser does not support the video tag. Actor Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni share their story of how they met and...

The Rituals of Courtship

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Marc D. Hauser, author of the highly acclaimed book, Wild Minds, What Animals Really Think,...

Love’s Antechamber

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Elizabeth Gilbert describes infatuation as "love’s antechamber, a place where you wait to see if...

The Roots of Love

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist who studies mating strategies, gender conflict, social status, and...

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