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  1. Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- One of the benefits of a long marriage may be fewer arguments as the years go by, a new study finds. Researchers at San Francisco State University report that as married couples grow older, they become more likely to handle disag

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  2. Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for the perfect mate, a new study suggests you might be on the right track if you turn to the Internet: Married couples who met online were slightly more likely to be happy and stay together than those who ran i

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  3. In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high levels of narcissism -- an unrealistically positive self-image coupled with feelings of entitlement -- have an easier time than others attracting a potential mate, new German research says. "Narcissism is linked

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  4. Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds. In 1989, Denmark became the first country

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  5. Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends. The feelings may boost levels of a stress hormone and lower your immune system, according to Ohio S

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  6. Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- If you're hoping that a bouquet of flowers or a heart-shaped box of chocolates might give your relationship a boost this Valentine's Day, you might be disappointed. A new study suggests that a good relationship depends

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  7. Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus? Maybe not. It's a pop psychology theory that has permeated modern culture, but a new study debunks the premise that men and women are irrevocably different in every way. "A lot of p

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  8. Get Married, Cut Heart Attack Risk?

    THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks for both men and women, according to researchers in Finland. Other studies have shown that being single or living alone increases the risk for developing and dying from heart disease. Many of these studies, ho

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  9. For Husbands, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate into having sex more often, maybe you should think again. A new study suggests the opposite may be true. Married men who spend more time doing what many c

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  10. Sex in the Senior Years

    During the last two decades, several studies have left little doubt that seniors have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies don't always show is what senior sex is like -- including its pleasures and problems. Take the case of a couple I counseled recently. Both wer

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