Conflict is an inescapable part of any Massachusetts relationship, especially a marriage. We bicker. We argue. We butt heads. We have heated conversations. Conflict also plays a healthy and positive role in relationships: It helps us to push one another, to settle disagreements, to make feelings known, and to arrive at solutions. There are, however, those people who fall into conflict over the slightest provocations - or perceived provocations. These high-conflict personalities are easily triggered by minor episodes of miscommunication or the occasional offhand remark, until their relationships are dominated by contention. The conflict-oriented mind-set tends to see just two options during an argument: escape or win.
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that is likely caused by both genetic and environmental factors. As the name suggests, it also represents a range of symptoms and behaviors, all of which makes teasing apart the genes involved quite challenging.
Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that having access to a green space is important for health from decreased asthma and obesity to increased immunities and quality sleep, exposure to the outdoors is good for everyone. But a large, growing body of evidence, captured in a new meta-study, reveals that experiences in nature have especially big benefits for mental health. In other words, it might be time that we all thought a little less about the square footage of our homes and more about the size of our yard - or, better yet, adjacency to parks.
Serious illness may increase a couple's chances for divorce but only when wives get sick according to a growing body of research. As much as the risk of dissolution depends on the how strong the relationship is and the disease that they're diagnosed with, studies show that when women have health problems, their marriages are less likely to survive than when men fall ill.
An increasing number of Massachusetts men are choosing to delay parenthood.There are clear scientifically-backed advantages that come with that. However, there are plenty of mental and physical health problems older Massachusetts dads may put their children at risk for, a growing amount of research shows.
At least five percent of new Massachusetts fathers suffer clinical depression in the first few weeks of parenthood, according to a new study. And dad's depression may have long-term impacts on the family. Researchers have found that fathers who fight postnatal depression are more likely to raise daughters who, by age 18, were battling depression themselves. Though it's not entirely clear how this unfortunate inheritance is passed along, new data indicates a strong correlation.
If you have a happy Massachusetts marriage, "'til death do us part" may be a long ways off.