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Keeping Score in a Relationship is a Recipe for Conflict and Dissatisfaction

Black man arguing with woman, standing against wooden wall with folded arms, looking away with offended expression on her face
When people monitor their romantic relationship to see whether their partner reciprocates the nice things they do, conflicts have a greater impact on how close they feel to their partner.

The Skills that Make Us a Good Partner Make Us a Good Parent

Being a good partner may make you a better parent, according to a new study. The same set of skills that we tap to be caring toward our partners is what we use to nurture our children, researchers found.
 
The study sought to examine how caregiving plays out in families – "how one relationship affects another relationship,” says Abigail Millings of the University of Bristol, lead author of the work published online this week in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.