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How Love Helps Romantic Partners Manage Difficult Emotions and Why it Matters

When asked what a love relationship is for, most people respond that it's for companionship, sharing tasks, and sexual intimacy. While those things are true, romantic loves serve a greater purpose. Romantic love has a very significant purpose and function. It is designed to help partners regulate difficult emotions serving as a buffer from the stresses and strains of life. Getting that functionality right is key to relationship satisfaction!...