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Degree of Closeness in Relationships Less Important Than One Might Think

  While conventional wisdom dictates that the quality of a romantic relationship is directly tied to the level of closeness the couple experiences, a new study shows that it might be more complicated then that. Researchers have found that it’s not how close a person feels to his or her partner that determines the quality of the relationship. Instead, it’s the level of satisfaction each partner feels about the degree of closeness in the relationship that matters most. “Our study found that people who yearn for a more intimate partnership and people who crave more distance are equally at risk for having a problematic relationship,” the study’s lead author, David M. Frost, PhD, a psychologist and professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, told Science Daily … Read entire article »

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