Psychology Facts about Relationships and Love:
What are some interesting psychological facts regarding relationships and love?
1. The bed is narrow.
Couples should sleep separately or sleep in a large bed for mental and physical health, for a good night’s sleep and for a healthy home environment.
Scientists who study sleep problems have found that 30-40% of couples sleep in different beds.
And that’s a good thing because poor quality sleep can lead to divorce.
So if you want your relationship to last, remember to sleep well.
What else do you think could predict an upcoming divorce or help avoid a divorce?
2. After age 32, the divorce rate increases by 5% for each year of marriage.
They are more likely to divorce than those who tie the knot in their late 20s.
3. Thirty-three percent of people who date online form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up.
4. Post-breakup individuals experience self-concept change and reduced self-concept clarity. Not only do they feel the pain of losing their partner, but they also experience changes within themselves.
5. Studies show that happiness is contagious. Therefore, it can be difficult to walk away from a partner who is happy, or not love those who are happy mainly because they are so pleasant to be around.
6. Heartbreak is a real thing. It is also known as broken heart syndrome, and the symptoms are similar to a heart attack.
7. Workplace romances are more likely to result in marriage than a couple who met in any other way—even meeting through friends.
8. It’s hard to let go
If you just can’t shake a breakup, don’t beat yourself up.
Romantic rejection is not unlike kicking an addiction, according to 2010 research in Journal of Neurophysiology.
Researchers looked at people who had just gone through a breakup and they said they were still in love with their exes.
Participants received brain scans while viewing photos of their previous flames, as well as photos of other friends and acquaintances.
Looking at their lost love, the volunteers showed brain activity in an area known as the ventral tegmental area, located in the midbrain.
This area is known to be activated when people are in love and in situations involving motivation and reward.
Other areas focused on reward and addiction, including the nucleus accumbens in the forebrain, also became more active
The good news is that the strength of this activity diminishes over time, the researchers say.
No matter how much the brain holds on, it eventually lets go.
9. What does it mean when… a man stops trying.
It means something is missing in the relationship. What he lacks is what he needs to feel fully alive as a man.
This omission is exactly what I want to tell you. It is an obsession in all men.
But they rarely talk about it, unless they’re psychologists with a Ph. masculinity and the needs and psychological motivations of men.
But once you know that, it’s very easy to see how you can use it to your advantage.