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    Marriage and money help but don’t lead to long-lasting happiness

    Shutterstock Nathan Kettlewell, University of Technology Sydney; Nick Glozier, University of Sydney, and Richard Morris, University of Sydney We live in a culture that values “experiences”. These are often promoted in the media, and by those selling them, as vital to enhancing our well-being. We all know big life events like marriage, parenthood, job loss and the death of loved one can affect our well-being. But by how much and for how long? We set out to measure the effect of major life events – 18 in total – on well-being. To do so we used a sample of about 14,000 Australian adults tracked over 16 years. Some of our…

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    How your behaviour in childhood predicts whether you’ll be in a relationship as an adult

    Children perceived as kind and considerate were more likely to form sustained partnerships. Anxious children were more likely to be unpartnered in early adulthood. (Shutterstock) Francis Vergunst, Université de Montréal The question of how to find a steady romantic partnership is among the oldest human predicaments. There is consequently considerable interest in what factors might predict partnership success. Traits like warmth, conscientiousness, agreeableness and trust all seem to matter. But can behaviour in childhood predict your future partnering prospects? In a new study published with my colleagues in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry we show that children rated by their elementary schoolteachers as being anxious or inattentive were more…

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    Why breakups are so hard and how to cope with them

    Most people will experience feelings of deep loss and distress after a long-term relationship breakup. from www.shutterstock.com Gery Karantzas, Deakin University Despite populist writings that love lasts forever, the divorce statistics across various countries tell us that anywhere between one in 25 to two in three marriages end. If these statistics were to take into account the number of nonmarital long-term relationships that end, then the statistics would be much higher. Most of us experience a relationship breakup at some point in our lives. For some of us, the experience may be most profound when we lose our first love. This is largely because our first loves are our first…

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    Have you found ‘the one’? How mindsets about destiny affect our romantic relationships

    Ditch the ‘destiny’ mindset – a ‘relationship growth’ one is likely to deliver better romantic partnerships. Laura Ockel Gery Karantzas, Deakin University If you listen to any number of love songs, dating “experts”, or plunge head first into a romance novel, you’re likely to think it’s in our destiny to find that special someone – your soul-mate. But how do you know if you’ve found “the one”? Will the birds sing? Will you see fireworks or a shooting star? And for those who are yet to find “the one”, should you keep searching, or is it a misguided quest? Research into the science of relationships spanning the last two decades shows…

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    Love lockdown: the pandemic has put pressure on many relationships, but here’s how to tell if yours will survive

    Soroush Karimi/Unsplash Gery Karantzas, Deakin University Life in lockdown has been tough on many relationships. But negotiating the transition back to “normal” as restrictions continue to lift could also be a challenge for couples. So what are some of the key factors that affect how relationships fare during such times? To answer this, I’m going to draw on an important model in relationship science called the vulnerability stress adaptation model. 3 important factors As its name suggests, the model proposes three broad factors that affect relationship outcomes: vulnerabilities, stressors and adaptions. Vulnerabilities are any kind of factor that makes it harder for a person to maintain enduring and satisfying relationships.…

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    Dating Tips for Teenage Guys

    Dating is a decent method to create development and comprehension of the penance required for a dependable relationship. It’s a chance to show him how to treat someone else and think magnanimously. Here are 10 bits of dating counsel I intend to give my child. 1. Talk consciously of all young ladies. In the event that you build up a standing for treating young ladies inadequately or expressing improper things about even one young lady, word will spread. This most probable will hurt your odds of meeting young ladies who need to be your companion or date you. Your standing will consistently go before you. Ensure it. 2. Date for…

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    Things You Don’t Say On a First Date

    First dates are energizing for anybody, particularly for youngsters who might not have gone out on the town! All things considered, a first date can likewise transform into the ideal tempest of nerves, chemicals and awkwardness. It tends to be truly simple to spoil the date by saying or doing some unacceptable thing. On the off chance that you need to make them say “aww” rather than “ugh,” here are 10 things you unquestionably shouldn’t say on a first date: 1. “My last relationship was the WORST.” There’s no compelling reason to discuss your keep going relationship near the very edge of what could be your next one. Try not…

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    Dating Tips for Introverts

    So, you’re an autist and also you’re fairly anxious about your very first day. You’ve fulfilled he or she online, and also they seem to be somebody that strolled right out of your desires as well as currently you’re meeting him/her for the very first time. Are you all set to produce on your companion? Oh no! That’s so not your thing? Today, your withdrawn self is stressed over just how to get on with it without triggering too much pain to yourself (or to your date). Talk Well, no. they’re simply operate a little in a different way. As well as often they do not find small talk comfortable…

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    Tips For Moving In Together

    You have actually shuttled between homes for months. You’re ill of paying the dual rental fee. You have actually also begun tucking away added sets of health club shorts throughout the community. Deep down, you recognized this step was coming even though your overnight bag is providing you a “c’mon bro, simply do it” look from its semi-permanent area by the door. Sharing an abode with a lover can be fun, gratifying, as well as economical. Nevertheless, the moving-in bridge is a big one and when you have actually crossed it, there’s no very easy method back. Prior to knowing it, you’ll have a dog. An expensive coffee maker. Maybe…

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    Dating After Abuse: Important Things to Remember

    Many individuals forget the indicators of an abusive connection as well as other types of domestic misuse when they assume and discuss domestic violence, and also rationally think the abuse is physical.  Domestic misuse is thought about any kind of attempt to control as well as control one more individual within an intimate partnership or marriage. The objective of residential abusers is to make certain that you are kept within their control, either mentally or physically. Guy, ladies can all be targets of domestic abuse. Targets of residential physical violence and abuse typically really feel isolated, depressed, insecure, as well as anxious. They may really feel a total loss of…