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Why Do People Fall into the Trap of On-again/Off-again Relationships?

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Some people can’t seem to decide whether to stay together or break up. Is their personality to blame?

Does Sharing Your Goals On Social Media Make You More Likely To Achieve Them?

From posting your workout of the day on Instagram (#BootyGains) to sharing your future plans with your relationship partner (#CoupleGoals), there is a lot of temptation to share your personal goals on social media. 

Wellness gurus and fitness bloggers seem to be divided between whether sharing goals on your social media sabotages you or holds you accountable.

Are you more likely to reach your goals if you share them publicly on your social media?

If They’re Happy, I’m Happy: Why Being Agreeable Increases Relationship Satisfaction

Ever wonder the justification behind the saying, “If they’re happy, then I’m happy?” How about the saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” Are these statements really true, and if they are, to what extent and why?

How Social Media Might Undermine Romantic Relationships

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Using social media makes some people in romantic relationships realize that there are many other fish in the sea.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 15, 2019

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From romance to workplaces to hypocrisy, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup

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Mindfulness: A Gateway to Growth in Relationships

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Mindfulness may improve close relationships by fostering the belief that relationships can grow and improve.

Do You See Your Romantic Partner’s Sacrifices?

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You may be missing this simple but key ingredient for a happy relationship.

The Problem with Keeping a Secret

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Keeping a secret is not usually a problem. But thinking about it too much is.

When Your Friends and Family Disapprove of Your Romantic Partner

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Which matters more to our relationships: the opinions of our friends or families? The answer may surprise you!

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