How can close interpersonal family relationships motivate others toward positive, healthy lifestyle changes? Many of us have witnessed family members make poor decisions, sometimes to the point of spiraling out of control.  According to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 72% of U.S. adults report having one or more unhealthy behaviors (Baily, 2019)!   It […]

I have heard that people who play together stay together.  As I pondered the concept of companionate love which is considered feelings of affection and consistent love between interdependent romantic partners who share their time and activity together, I wondered how much of a role mutually shared extracurricular activities play in keeping long term relationships […]