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The Illusion Of Insight: Couples Sometimes Communicate No Better Than Strangers (Study 2011; in ScienceDaily)

“”People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers. That closeness can lead people to overestimate how well they communicate, a phenomenon we term the ‘closeness-communication bias,’” said Boaz Keysar, a professor in psychology at the … Continue reading

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Treating Longtime Partner Like A First Date Can Boost Morale And Well-Being (Study 2007; in ScienceDaily)

“The quickest way for longtime couples to rekindle romance may be to pretend they’re strangers, according to a University of British Columbia psychology study. By acting as if they’re on a first date, they’ll likely put their best face forward … Continue reading

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