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Bound & Bothered

Who gets on your nerves? If you said your spouse, you agree with most married people. (If you are single, like myself, let’s take this moment to laugh at the little things that annoy us since we aren’t contractually obligated to them for life.) According to a study conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, the longer a couple is married, the more things they find annoying about each other. Aw, isn’t love grand? While couples in their 20’s and 30’s may be vocal and try to work things out, 40-plus people just seem to give up and get along. This behavior begs the question: does keeping quiet make things better or worse? Either way, you’re bound to be bothered by your ball and chain. [Afroromance] Keep reading »

Go Ahead, Yell At Him

If you’re pissed at your boyfriend, stop sulking and say something…or you might die. Preliminary results from a University of Michigan study show that couples in which both spouses suppress their anger at the other when unfairly attacked are twice as likely to die earlier than couples who were more communicative about their anger. So, if it really annoys you when he leaves his dirty, sweaty socks on the floor or doesn’t put a new roll of TP in the bathroom, speak up now or risk dying young. [Newswise] Keep reading »

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