University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Good Days, Bad Days: When Should You Make Sacrifices in a Relationship?

A pile of dirty dishes looms in the kitchen. It's your spouse's night to wash, but you know he or she has had a long day so you grab a sponge and step up to the plate. It's just one of the minor daily sacrifices you make in the name of love. But what if you had a long, stressful day, too?

A new study from the University of Arizona, forthcoming in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, published by SAGE, suggests that while making sacrifices in a romantic relationship is generally a positive thing, doing so on days when you are feeling especially stressed may not be beneficial.

Read the entire article at http://www.uanews.org/story/good-days-bad-days-when-should-you-make-sacrifices-in-a-relationship

Learn more about Casey Totenhagen at http://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/faculty/casey_totenhagen

Read more articles highlighting Casey's dissertation at:

http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/home/2013/4/30/do-the-daily-sacrifices-we-make-in-relationships-make-us-hap.html

http://spr.sagepub.com/content/suppl/2013/04/25/0265407512472475.DC1



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