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Joy From Giving Lasts Much Longer Than Joy From Getting, Study Shows

January 3rd, 2019|Relationships|

by Terra Marquette
Courtesy of Study Finds

In this season of giving and getting, the findings are in. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

According to two new studies conducted by researchers with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, giving to others rather than to ourselves makes us happier.

Have you ever noticed that your enjoyment in a repeated activity or event decreases over time no matter how wonderful it is? When this happens, you are experiencing what researchers call hedonic adaptation. The joy of having our own desires met is always fleeting. Perhaps surprisingly, however, giving […]

Friendship Before Sex: A New Plan for Finding Love

November 6th, 2018|Relationships|

By Sara Goff
Courtesy of Coalition for Divorce Reform

“Young love is a flame; very pretty, very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deepburning, unquenchable.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher (from RQ Relationship Intelligenceby Richard A. Panzer)

In my late twenties, I found myself in a two-year relationship, despite feeling marginally loved and never more insecure. “He must love me if we’re a couple and sleeping together,” I told myself. I wasn’t happy, wasn’t being honest with myself, but it was so easy to let sex cover the lie. That […]

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