Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day MON 01 SEP 14
When something funny happens, remember it. You can use it to cheer yourself up on a bad day!
  • Good House Keeping
    Forever young Cheska Garcia-Kramer talks about her stay-gorgeous secrets, mommy bliss, and the surprising success of #TeamKramer in the August issue a.k.a. the Anti-Aging Special of Good Housekeeping!
    Good Housekeeping
  • Women's Health
    Build the confidence to strut in a pair of jeans with our 28-day pound-shedding, lean muscle-building workout, and learn the best cuts for your body type with our easy style guide.
    Women's Health
Charlene J. Owen, Contributor
 
May 12, 2013

Don't Make Small Sacrifices When You're Stressed, Says Study

How often do you make small sacrifices for your man? By Charlene J. Owen

According to a new study featured on ScienceDaily.com, making small sacrifices for your partner may be a positive thing, but doing so on days when you feel stressed may be more harmful to the relationship.

A team led by University of Arizona research scientist Casey Totenhagen surveyed a selection of 164 married and unmarried couples who have been together for anywhere from six months to 44 years about the sacrifices they made in their respective relationships as well as how they felt about them

The couples were then asked to rate how committed they felt they were to their partners, how content they were in the relationship, and how close they felt to their loved ones.

Results showed that participants who made sacrifices reported feeling a deeper sense of commitment to their partners. However, the study also revealed that small sacrifices done on stressful days did not make the participants fulfilled and happy.

"It's really important that couples work on coping with those daily stressors as they occur, before they have a chance to build up," Totenhagen says. "Even if I had stressful experiences that didn't involve my partner, it can still impact my partner, so it might be beneficial for us to work on those together."


(Photo by epSos.de via Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Make Date Nights a Whole Lot Easier
Girl, just enjoy your night out.   Aug 28, 2014 
How to Update Legal Documents for Married Women
Here are quick tips to legal documents that every bride should know.   Aug 20, 2014 
What to Do When You're Dating a Single Dad
You fantasize about having his babies, but the thing is, he already has children of his own.   Aug 19, 2014 
5 Surefire Ways to Make Your In-Laws Love You
Stressing out on your in-laws? Here are five tips on how you can win them over to your side.  Aug 11, 2014 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT