What It REALLY Takes To Make Your Relationship WORK (Says Science)


Is there REALLY a magic formula?

Have you ever been curious about what science has discovered that contributes to a healthy, long-term relationship? Is there a magic formula? With all of the studies around brain function, what have scientists REALLY learned about happy couples and their psychological or physiological make up?

If you were to ask your grandmother, she’d tell you to never go to bed angry (still good advice, in my book). Or she might tell you to always have a hot meal ready for him when he gets home from work (that one has definitely expired!).

But what is really at the CORE of a thriving relationship? Is there something we’re overlooking?

Scientists have been studying relationships for decades — following couples over the course of time, conducting surveys and assimilating data. Though their findings are interesting, sometimes they are SUPER obvious to the most casual observer. Or their discoveries are published in a format that requires you to have a doctorate degree to be able to fully comprehend what they’re saying!

Our panel of YourTango Experts distils their comprehensive knowledge on this topic down to refreshingly practical — yet sensitive — advice. In this video discussion led by our YourTango Experts Senior VP Melanie Gorman, we have intelligent perspectives from a variety of medical professionals: explanations of brain study analysis from Author and Anthropologist Helen Fisher, and psychological insights from therapists Dr. Foojan Zeine, Dr. Alicia Clark and mental health counselor Marta Rocha.

Enjoy! And if you’d like to learn more, or you have questions, feel free to contact Helen, Foojan, Alicia and Marta or visit their websites for more insights and information.