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How Affectionate Touch Influences Our Romantic Relationships

Victor Karandashev
 

Men and women express their love for a partner in a relationship in a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways. Affectionate touch of various kinds is among the important nonverbal channels for lovers to express love in the intimate relationships. The previous […]

How Gratitude Benefits Our Relationships

Victor Karandashev
 

Gratitude benefits are culturally normative in all major cultures, which encourage people to be grateful and express their gratitude to others. The cultural norms of gratitude have been highly valued across civilizations and cultures. In the ritual of “giving thanks,” people expressed […]

“Friends with Benefits”: Single Men and Women in Relationships

Victor Karandashev
 

Throughout the last couple of centuries, traditional ideals of romantic love have suggested people find their soul mate, marry the loved one, have children, and live happily ever after. The cultural beliefs in love marriages have long shaped people‚Äôs dreams of a […]

Can Sharing Bad News Improve Close Relationships?

Victor Karandashev
 

Men and women in close relationships hope to experience joyful and optimistic times together. They are happy to share everything good that happens in their lives. The people close to them are happy to hear the good news. It is widely held […]