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  1. Couples Fight Due to Perceived Threat, Neglect

    June 25, 2010 -- All couples in committed relationships have disagreements and arguments, and most fights are driven by two fundamental concerns, new research finds. One concern is perceived threat, which involves the idea that your partner is being hostile, overly controlling, critical, or is too q

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  2. Voice Is Key in Sexual Attraction

    May 26, 2010 -- How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? A new study suggests lowering your voice can communicate sexual desire. While a great deal of sexual attraction may revolve around the visual, evidence suggests sounds are just as important. Voices can communicate a great deal of socia

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  3. A Little Gratitude Keeps Relationships Strong

    May 24, 2010 -- A new study suggests small thoughtful gestures and a little everyday gratitude toward one's partner can yield a great deal of happiness and help strengthen relationships. However, the researchers caution not to confuse gratitude with indebtedness, which, they said, does help maintain

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  4. Most Young Adults: Oral Sex Is Not Sex

    April 8, 2010 -- What is sex? Think you have that answer down pat? Well, if you have a teen or college-aged child, you might want to ask them what they think. Most young adults agree penile-vaginal intercourse is sex, but less than one in five think that oral-genital contact counts as “having sex,”

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  5. Good Health Boosts Sexual Life Expectancy

    March 9, 2010 -- Good health may not only help you live longer, but it could also help you enjoy a longer, more satisfying sex life. A new study shows people who are in good health are nearly twice as likely to be interested in sex in middle and older age and also more likely to report having a busy

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  6. Which Marriages Last 10 Years?

    March 2, 2010 -- Will your marriage survive at least 10 years? The odds are worse if you're young or have no kids during the marriage, the CDC reports. The findings come from a new CDC report on U.S. marriage and cohabitation. The data were collected in 2002 in one-on-one interviews with a nationall

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  7. Single Men Have Higher Risk of Stroke

    Feb. 24, 2010 (San Antonio) -- Get married! Be happy! Single and unhappily married men are at increased risk of dying from stroke, suggests a study of more than 10,000 men. After taking into account other stroke risk factors, men who were single in the 1960s were 64% more likely to suffer a fatal st

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  8. Who Marries and When

    June 30, 2009 -- Only 17% of American women haven’t married by age 35, compared to 25% of men, new research indicates. But many people marry a lot younger, the study indicates. There’s a 50% probability that women will marry for the first time by age 25, researchers say; the probability of marriage

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  9. New Spin on Why Women Are Pickier in Love

    June 5, 2009 -- Women tend to be more selective than men when choosing romantic partners. Though scientists have long chalked up women’s pickiness to evolution, new research says the explanation may be simpler. Men typically approach women first, and the act of approaching increases desire. The rese

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  10. Boredom Can Doom a Marriage

    April 16, 2009 -- Tension and conflict aren't the only things that affect marital satisfaction in the long term. Simple boredom can also be a relationship killer. A new study shows that couples who report boredom at year seven of marriage are less likely to be satisfied with their marriages at year

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