Remarrying is common among divorced spouses, with nearly half of them remarrying. After all, now that science has provided an explanation, reuniting might not be such a bad idea after all. We’ve all heard of couples who have an on-again, off-again relationship. To tell you the truth, there are times when you wish you could send them a cheating-breakup guide. Those naive romantics, on the other hand, may be correct: According to a new study, half of all divorced couples eventually reconcile because they were initially unsure about the breakup. While it is generally a good idea to keep your distance from an ex after a breakup, some people find it difficult to resist the urge to rekindle their romance. Nearly half of all couples reconcile, according to a 2013 Kansas State University study. Those who reconciled assumed their spouse had improved their communication skills or had changed for the better. However, new research suggests that their motivations may be more straightforward than previously thought. Researchers from the University of Utah and the University of Toronto recently published a series of studies in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science in which they asked people why they stayed in or left a relationship. Optimism (hoping the partner will change), emotional commitment in the relationship, familial obligations, and the fear of the uncertainty that would follow were all common justifications for staying in a relationship. Two of the most frequently cited reasons for people to stay in long-term relationships are intimacy and reliance on their spouse.
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