Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

Psychologists monitored 373 couples over 16 years and found that couples who disagree often have poorer health - especially for men

Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchersYou often hear that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. Being independent is a lot more empowering than being in a relationship when it’s just not working. And now, research shows that being in a bad relationship can actually be detrimental to your health. In a marriage, having disagreements now and […]

Mind it: Social media addiction in singles can be fatal

Often, singles find solace in communicating through social media and get hooked to it. But the fondness for an activity becomes a dependency and crosses the line into a damaging habit or addiction

Mind it: Social media addiction in singles can be fatalDivorces or losing a loved one may be a painful journey. To divert the mind, people get hooked to social media, as it  plays the role of fixing or creating new friendships. Further, this turns into an addiction that can have repercussions. Jehaan Shah (name changed), a 40-year old divorcee from Lower Parel, was habituated […]

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a study

According to a study, there are two main reasons millennials cheat on their partners. It all comes down to either thinking your partner isn’t satisfying your needs, or feeling the need for more independence. However, some of them admitted that they’d cheated on their partner because they were drunk, attracted to someone else or simply couldn’t resist the excitement or novelty of infidelity and the prospect of someone new

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a studyIn the study, carried out by the University of Tennessee and published in the Journal of Sex Research, 104 young adults with an average age of 22 (59.6 per cent of whom were female) who’d admitted to cheating on their partner in the past six months were surveyed about why. According to the study, there are […]

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truth

Lying is deeply ingrained in society. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this?

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truthLying has a lot more to it than someone trying to avoid consequences for their actions. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this? The School of Life explains, while blaming George Washington […]

Fantasy vs. reality: How unrealistic expectations ruin relationships

Access to free pornography online is laying foundation of many people’s sexual tastes. When one enters to discuss whether pornography is healthy or harmful, one has already entered the muddy waters, where there is no final word for the question

Fantasy vs. reality: How unrealistic expectations ruin relationshipsSex is a complex process and there can be no final word for anything related to it. Experts say that watching porn on routine basis and becoming addicted to it does have a harmful effect. But, they also point out that there are couples who watch it on rare occasion which helps them to explore […]

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of love

It may be love that brought you together, but it's time and money that really keep marriages going

Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of loveRelationships are hard to stay in, but often even harder to leave. Sometimes, even the worst relationships can be difficult to end, and there may be a psychological reason behind this commitment to failure. According to a recent study, our reluctance to leave a relationship that isn’t working may be due to the ‘sunk cost […]

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship

The euphemistic Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Syndrome (MIL - DIL) occurs when the two ladies of the house do not get along, resulting in tension, affecting the overall atmosphere at home

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationshipThese issues have always been present, but it has become even more prominent in today’s changing times. New age women are known to be empowered as they earn independently, achieve higher education and manage their own finances. Without complete control of their father’s, brothers or even husbands, they have set their own standards. This however, […]

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationships

Swedish researchers found that compared to people who didn’t have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to get into a new relationship or get married, if they had been single

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationshipsThe effects of weight-loss surgery extend beyond just losing pounds or kilos, co-author Per-Arne Svensson of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg have said. Svensson’s team looked at data from two large studies of people who did or did not have weight-loss operations. Seventy to 75% of participants were women. The first study compared 1,958 […]

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heart

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed

A bad marriage can harm a woman’s heartThe study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, was recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and sought to examine whether marital quality is related to risk of heart disease. It also looked at whether gender or age influenced the relationship between marriage and heart health. Michigan State’s Hui Liu and […]

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’

A survey was done by Novartis about how psoriasis patients have difficulty in maintaining relationships. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. The survey was done among 8300 patients from among different parts of the World

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]