BY ROBIN LALLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSSEYNEWSROOM.COM
With Valentineâ€™s Day just a day away, love, romance and the yearning for a satisfying relationship often becomes more magnified than at other times during the year.
If you are in a committed relationship, itâ€™s not unusual to wonder if it will last. If you canâ€™t seem to make that perfect connection, you may ask yourself what youâ€™re doing wrong. And if you are the type of person to go from one romantic hook up to the next, finding a partner who will rescue you from what you may think is a road to nowhere may seem impossible.
To help us decipher some of the science behind romance, lust and love, we thought Valentineâ€™s Day would be a good time to ask three Rutgers researchers to help us understand which relationships seem to work, why others donâ€™t and how to look at your partner in a realistic light.
The three â€“ Diana Sanchez, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick, Charlotte Markey, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Camden and Harold Siegel, chair of the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark â€“ have been studying love and relationships for decades and agree that being true to yourself may make the journey less rocky and much more satisfying.