We’re all out there trying to find Mr or Mrs. Right. But, when it comes to relationship compatibility, are there other forces at work? If you are still looking out for your ideal partner, it might be worth considering these three predictors of relationship compatibility. 1. Relationship Compatibility Stinks There are bio scientific studies which show that up to 40% of physical attraction is determined by your genes. According to the biotechnology company, Instant Chemistry, the reason we feel the “spark” with someone is that
It’s difficult learning how to trust your boyfriend when past relationships were unhealthy. The toxic influence from the past still lingers. One of the most confusing aspects of being in a relationship is understanding whether something is wrong or if you’re basing things on past relationships. When learning how to trust your boyfriend, you cannot be influenced by these things, honestly. Hard as it may be, you must have a clean slate when making wise judgments. At some point, you have to learn how to trust
Our attachment style affects everything from our choice of partner to our behavior within relationships. Anxious attachment style is just one attachment style but research suggests it is particularly damaging one. Before we go on, let’s have a quick recap of Attachment Theory. Psychologist John Bowlby coined the term Attachment Theory and used it to explain that children need to bond with a primary caregiver. If this caregiver does not respond in a nurturing way we form certain kinds of attachments. Anxious attachment style is one
It’s true to say that the majority of us rate relationships as one of our top priorities in life. Having said that it’s surprising just how little effort we put into maintaining them. This is where working towards relationship goals can help. Relationship goals can help whether you are in a short-term relationship, married or you’ve just started dating. Consider other parts of your life. Just think of the hours spent on hobbies, work, children, your friends, and even social media? What would happen if
Hands up who has given their partner the silent treatment in a relationship? Now let’s have another show of hands for all those that didn’t think it caused their partners any real pain? Would you be surprised to learn that silent treatment in a relationship causes actual physical pain? This is because ignoring someone activates the same area of the brain that responds to physical pain. This area is the anterior cingulate cortex or the ACC. The ACC is involved in many complex human processes.
Should you trust your gut feeling about relationships? Go with your gut. Trust your gut feelings. Follow your instincts. How many times have we heard this advice? But is there such a thing as a gut feeling about relationships and can science prove it? Actually, there is scientific evidence that suggests gut feelings have a very solid biological base. And it’s all to do with our brains elaborate method of keeping us safe from harm. Not only that, but studies have proven that the feelings
These simple romantic ideas will help you revive romance in your long-term relationship or marriage, even if you have been together for many years. We’ve all been there: your eyes shine with joy, you never fight with your partner, and you’re happy. Romance is in the air: candies, flowers, kisses... That’s the honeymoon period with its romantic ideas and atmosphere. However, it never lasts long. Once it is over, reality comes. For many couples, it means the end of romance in relationships. But: No matter
A co-dependent parent is usually an individual who did not get their emotional or physical needs met during childhood. This has led them to impose their needs onto their own children. Co-dependency is a psychological concept that refers to anyone who feels extremely dependent on their loved ones. This dependency makes a co-dependent parent feel completely responsible for their loved one's happiness and well-being. Ten signs that show you are a co-dependent parent include: 1. An over-exaggerated feeling of responsibility for their loved ones. 2.