If you want to know if he loves you so, a new study suggests that the secret may not be in his kiss, but in his far less romantic-sounding blood levels of oxytocin.
To Avoid Regret, Put Romance First, Work Second
You’ll feel much worse about forgetting to buy flowers on Valentine’s Day than cutting out of work early, according to a study about what Americans regret most.
Does Online Dating Make It Harder to Find ‘the One’?
Why online dating is great for meeting lots of people, but not necessarily the one you want
Why We Nag. And Why We Shouldn’t
Nagging can wreck a relationship. So why is it so hard to just stop?
Gingrich and the ‘Open Marriage’ Question: How Newt Can Spin Things to His Advantage
Did Newt float the idea of an “open marriage” by his second bride? In this he-said, she-said verbal brawl, whom do you believe?
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Healthland Team
The Healthland team is off having healthy dialogues with our families, eating a moderate amount, and hitting the gym to burn off that sliver of pie. Just kidding. We’re most likely falling into all the unhealthy holiday traps …
Weiner’s Wife Dodges the Role of Supportive Spouse
With the world a-Twitter over suggestive photos that the aptly named New York Representative Anthony Weiner dispatched to at least six women he didn’t know, it’s hard to deny that these are squirm-inducing days for the wives …
Dogs: A (Neurotic) Man’s Best Friend
Dogs may really be man‘s best friend — at least if that can be measured by how often dogs approach their male owners, compared with their female owners. The closest relationships appear to be between neurotic men and their …
The Case for Letting Your Partner’s Eye Wander
Just ask Eve. There’s nothing so desirable as the one thing you’re not allowed to have. Which is why a new study suggests that if your partner’s got a wandering eye, you might be better off letting him (or her) enjoy it.
Does Your Partner Hold Grudges? Blame It on His Mother
All couples fight, and how you recover from a tiff has a lot to do with the health of your relationship. It also has a lot to do with Mom: those partners who are able to bounce back quickest are likely to have had more secure
Rebooting Valentine’s Day as Generosity Day
Single? In a bad relationship? Or so in love that the idea of celebrating only your own romance on Valentine’s Day seems too small to capture the abundance of unity and connection in the world?
Texting Leads to Sex Sooner — and Easier Breakups Later
Does your heart skip when your phone buzzes with a message from your new flame? If a new survey is to be believed, all those texts and late-night Facebook chats might lead you into the bedroom faster too.
‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin Enhances Men’s Memories of Mom — Good or Bad
Oxytocin has been called the “cuddle chemical” and the “love hormone” — the glue that bonds parents to children and lovers to each other.