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Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century

March 21st, 2012

Dr Petra

quotes about long term love

One of the things I love about researching sex and relationships is you get to hear about other people’s amazing pieces of work. A recent programme that has caught my attention is the Open University’s ‘Enduring Love’ project.

According to the project team this two year study will look at “how couples think about and experience their long-term relationships” and aims to “examine the emotional and practical ‘work’ that people do to keep their relationships going and the ways that social policies and popular culture shape what it means to be a couple”.

The study is based around a questionnaire the researchers explain “will tell us about what relationships look like in the 21st century and the different factors that are associated with diverse relationship experiences”.

They invite you to talk about your relationship and add to their understanding of this topic.

The survey and project website can be found at I hope you can support this study. I’ll be looking forward to hearing their findings in a few years time. And I wish the project team every success with this innovative venture.

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