When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you.

October 22, 2018

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study, being published in the November 2018 issue of the┬áJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, explored the possibility that people deciding whether to end a relationship consider not only their […]



Should I stay or go?

August 17, 2017

Now a new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes the decision so difficult, which could help therapists working with couples and stimulate further research into the decision-making process. The study, led by U psychology professor Samantha Joel, was published in Social Psychology and Personality Science. Co-authors were Geoff MacDonald […]