The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.
Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life.
Unmarried women are less likely to have prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy, to ever breastfeed, to breastfeed at least eight weeks and are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke during and after pregnancy.
An Australian study examining the relationship between flexibility and parent health has revealed formal family-friendly workplace provisions alone are not meeting the demands of working mothers and fathers.
Some forms of domestic violence double victims' risk of depression and anxiety disorders later in life, according to University of Queensland research.
In a new study, Yale sociologist Emma Zang examined the consequences of the 2011 judicial interpretation on the well being of men and women. It found that while the judicial interpretation initially diminished women's well being by depriving them of property rights and economic autonomy, the negative effects weakened over the long term.
A study led by NTU Singapore suggests that Asian parents with terminally ill children found tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. Instead, they prefer to revealed the parents' preference to support each other in pragmatic and solution-oriented ways such as discussing treatment options, arranging care plans and sharing caregiving responsibilities.
Romantic partners aren't always honest about money in their relationships, but when does hiding purchases, debt and savings constitute 'financial infidelity'? Research by professors at four universities, including Indiana University, defines the concept and provides a means for predicting its occurrence within relationships.
When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health demands and those of their spouse may take a mental toll.
Sexting is extremely common among adults -- but maybe not for the reasons you think. New research from the Sexuality, Sexual Health & Sexual Behavior Lab in the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences shows that two-thirds of people who sext do so for non-sexual reasons.