Research done by Brigham Young University found that texting too much can put a distance between couples. The study showed that using text messages too frequently to apologize, make decisions or work out problems resulted in a lower relationship quality, while texting to send affection helped the relationship.
A study done by Open University in England found that the strain of children can lead to dissatisfaction in a marriage or longterm relationship. Unmarried couples also expressed more satisfaction than their married counterparts.
It's no secret that laughter is good for your mental and physical health. But according to an Australian study, it may also be good for your marriage. The study found that sharing a sense of humor was beneficial for long term couples. So go ahead and binge your favorite show together, it's good for your relationship.
According to a study called "Money, Sex, and Happiness," couples who started having sex once a week as compared to once a month experienced a jump in happiness equal to receiving an extra $50,000 per year.Similarly, an extensive Australian studyfound that the majority of men and 42 percent of women were unhappy with their sex lives, particularly their lack of one.
According to a study, uneven drinking habits can bring down a relationship. However, if both partners are heavy drinkers, high risk of separation or divorce is not found (although other family matters can arise, such as creating a poor environment for raising children). So, for a happy relationship, be sure your sweetie enjoys the same sort of drinking (or lack thereof) as you do.
A study done by Laurie Rudman and Julie Phelan at Rutgers University proved that feminism in heterosexual relationships is beneficial for relationships, with the surveyed women noting healthier relationships, and the men reporting healthier, happier, more stable and sexually satisfying relationships.
A study done by the University of Arizona showed that men who are well rested are more likely to feel good about their relationships, while women's feelings about their relationships have a connection with poor sleep. Couples should aim to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night and pay particular attention to any tension or fighting that happens when one or both partners are lacking sufficient sleep.
Being bored is a huge emotional separation between couples. A study published in Psychological Science in 2009 proved that unhappy couples often purported differing interests or experiences they were not sharing together.
A 2007 Pew Research Poll found that sharing chores around the house is one of the top three issues associated with marriage ranked by participants. Both men and women report sharing chores as important for a happy marriage.
As always, it's important to remember that research and science can only help us categorize human relationships, but they cannot predict nor say with any certainty whom we may fall in love with, or why.