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Your Attachment Style Influences the Success of Your Relationship

Research indicates that the quality of our early attachments profoundly influences our relationships later in life. Attachment theory is focused on the relationships between people, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners.

A reminder we all need from time to time.

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How The World's Longest-Lasting Couples Have Maintained Their Love

"Never keep score because you're really on the same team to win."

Here's how to make a marriage last, according to true relationship masters. ❤️ People dish out relationship advice left and right, but nobody's quite as qualified to offer it as the world's longest-lasting couples.

Pretending to Understand What Babies Say Can Make Them Smarter

New research suggests it’s how parents talk to their infants, not just how often, that makes a difference for language development. A new study finds that verbally engaging with babies may speed up their language development.

Happy couples understand that helping each other realize their dreams is one of the goals of marriage.

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3 Research-Based Tips for a Happy & Healthy Relationship

From the archives: Deeper levels of connection are possible when you ask open-ended questions about your partner's internal world of thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, etc. What have the Gottmans taught us about what works and doesn’t work in a relationship? The key findings really boil down to these three research-based tips.

Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids

A Texas school started giving children four recess breaks a day, and teachers and parents say the results have been wonderful. A Texas school started giving children four recess breaks a day, and teachers and parents say the results have been wonderful.

Repair is the Secret Weapon of Emotionally Connected Couples

All couples argue. Successful couples repair. This one thing separates happy couples from unhappy couples.

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