How Disaster Can Be Good for a Relationship

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The headline to this article might sound like a contradiction, but emotions interact in complicated and mysterious ways. Deeply negative feelings can create space for powerful positive feelings to emerge. Occasionally, a personal tragedy will start with sorrow but evolve into a renewed appreciation for life.

Longitudinal studies — scientific studies that monitor people over multiple…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com