The oversharing couple: How happy are they really?

What makes couples overshare on Facebook and social media? Is it a sign of insecurity, or true love? Couples who gush about their relationship over social media are often treated with a certain amount of envy-tainted-scorn. Others simultaneously want to live such lives; and want the public displays of affection to stop. The good news is, they really are likely … Read more

18 things successful couples do effortlessly

18 relationship tips for 2016

Committing to a relationship is not for the faint-hearted. So how do those annoyingly perfect couples manage to make it work so well?. Thankfully, science is starting to reveal the habits and behaviours that encourage relationships to flourish. So to supercharge your relationship in 2016 here are 18 incredibly simple to implement relationship hacks you can put into practice NOW! … Read more

What science says about hooking up with your ex

Getting back with your ex

Hooking up with your ex, or relationship churning, is is on the rise. Psychologists say it’s a worrying trend. According to research, staying in touch with a romantic partner after a breakup can  disrupt emotional recovery and sometimes lead to even more conflict, including verbal and physical abuse. Breaking up in the digital age In the age of social media, splitting up has become … Read more

8 studies every lover should know about

Love pebbles

Scientists are starting to untangle some of the mysteries about how and why we fall, and stay in love Artists and scholars alike have been trying to unravel the mysteries of love and romance for centuries. And now science has joined the quest. With techniques ranging from social surveys to brain imaging, researchers are beginning to discover exactly how … Read more

The Gottman Ratio: how to predict the success of your relationship

Happy couple heart

Research reveals that successful couples have five times as many positive interactions than negative interactions Maintaining a relationship takes continuous effort. The good thing is that it seems that this process is biased towards positive experiences for both partners. Through decades of research, Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Silver and their colleagues have found that when partners … Read more

7 marriage tips from an expert in relationship science

Bride wedding dress

Decades of research reveal these seven principles for maintaining a happing meaningful married life When it comes to marital happiness, prevention is indeed the best (or at least the easiest) cure. Dr. Gottman, who has studied relationships for a number a decades, has identified the similarities among happy couples and those among unhappy couples. Through … Read more

4 science-backed relationship killers

Broken heart

According to research there are four behaviours which can be lethal to a relationship So, you’ve met the love of your life, been swept off your feet, and now you’re settled into your new life as a couple. But as time wears on, cracks may start to appear in the relationship. So what should you be … Read more