Marriage is this scientist’s laboratory

At, we often focus on the personal side of relationships and how you can better relate to your partner. Here is a perfect example of the scientific side of things: some research to show that our psychological states are directly reflected in our relationships.

Read the article here.

Like we have been stressing all along, this researcher found higher success rates for couples who could communicate their negative emotions constructively, without resorting immediately to personal attacks. You see? Problems are solvable if we approach them the right way.

It is good to keep these psychological and biological factors in mind as we assess our own marriages, because they are truly relevant. At, we focus more on behaviors and specific experiences that make your relationship unique, but the scientific side is just as important. We are all biological creatures, after all, and plenty of what our brains and emotions tell us stems directly from our physiological and psychological needs (whether we are conscious of them or not).

Keep these things in mind when you communicate with your spouse, and use the tools you learn from Dr. Dana to navigate some of those more “animalistic” behaviors. Our biology is a significant factor in every relationship, but it can’t be an excuse. We must be responsible for our own behavior.


Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Dr. Dana and Amy, co-Founders,

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