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Valentine's Quiz

Test your love smarts with this quiz about intimacy and communication styles in a healthy relationship.

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Valentine's Quiz
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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How long should a hug last?

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The correct answer is: Studies show a 20-second hug raises oxytocin, the hormone that helps develop a sense of connection.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: You can die from a broken heart.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Broken heart syndrome, also known as a faux heart attack, occurs when a flood of stress-related hormones temporarily stuns or even disables your heart. In extreme cases the condition can be fatal.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What do experts say is the secret to a happy marriage?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Although every marriage is unique, the most successful couples work hard to keep the romance alive, make time for fun and communicate clearly and fairly.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which factor causes the most marital fights and divorces?

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The correct answer is: Experts agree that having different approaches to spending money is one of the greatest relationship stressors and the cause of many fights and divorces. Come to an agreement on how you will spend money, and how you will talk about spending, that you both can live with.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

How many irreconcilable differences do most couples have?

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The correct answer is: Experts say most couples have about 7 differences that they will never agree on. These are usually tough issues where someone doesn't get what they want, so it's important to find solutions.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How long does the honeymoon phase typically last?

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The correct answer is: The honeymoon phase -- that wild, falling-in-love feeling you feel at the beginning of a relationship -- usually lasts about 4 years. The good news: The stability that follows can be just as satisfying.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's a scientific fact that opposites attract.

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The correct answer is: This is true. In one study, women were given smelly shirts of men and told to pick the ones they found most attractive. The women chose shirts worn by men whose genes were most different from theirs, suggesting that we are actually hard-wired to diversify the gene pool.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

All humans make a few of the same faces when expressing the basic emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust and fear.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The human body is capable of making more than 700,000 unique movements and more than 10,000 facial configurations. But all humans make at least a few of the same faces when expressing basic emotions -- namely happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger and disgust.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: A genuine smile happens when the lips part and the corners of the mouth are stretched to the side.

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The correct answer is: This is false. A non-genuine smile happens when the lips part and the corners of the mouth are stretched to the side. With a genuine smile, the corners of the mouth turn up and the skin around the eyes crinkle.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

How much communication in a relationship is conveyed non-verbally?

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The correct answer is: 90 percent of our communication is conveyed non-verbally.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Humans are genetically predisposed to monogamy.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Humans are not genetically predisposed to monogamy. One reason why humans may practice monogamy is because it takes so long for their young to mature, and having a stable couple to protect and nurture their children helps ensure survival.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Who makes a better listener -- women or men?

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The correct answer is: Women are typically stronger at language skills than men, which is why some men tend to retreat during conversation. Experts say some men hear women's voices as something complicated and difficult to listen to, so they may choose not to listen.

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True or false: When in a fight with your partner, the best thing to do is let out all of your issues at once to clear the air.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The key to healthy fighting is to stay on-topic. In the heat of the moment, you may feel tempted to throw out a whole list of your partner's past offenses. This will only cause the fight to escalate and make the original issue even harder to resolve.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: If you want your man to listen to you, you should speak into his right ear.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A man processes information best if you speak into his right ear. The information then travels to the left brain, which is the processing center.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What are the three types of communication styles?

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The correct answer is: The three types of communication styles are passive, aggressive and assertive communication.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: An assertive communication style works better than a passive or aggressive communication style.

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The correct answer is: This is true. An assertive style, where you state your opinions and feelings openly and tactfully, works better than a passive or aggressive style. If you are always passive or aggressive, you may find that you get better results by learning how to become assertive instead.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Having a regular, healthy sex life can make you live longer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Studies have found that women who claimed to enjoy their sex lives live seven or eight years longer than those who didn't, and that men who had sex once per week were less likely to die in the next decade than those who didn't.

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True or false: Couples living in an unhappy marriage are 25 times more likely to suffer a major depression than those in a happy marriage.

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The correct answer is: This is true. One recent study found that couples living in a miserable marriage are 25 times more likely to suffer a major depression than those in a happy marriage.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What words should you avoid when in an argument with your spouse?

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The correct answer is: Be constructive, not whiny or defensive. Share what's on your mind by using specifics, not generalizations. Avoid words like "always" and "never." Approach discussions with a sense of compromise.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How many hugs do we need a day?

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The correct answer is: One family researcher says that unless we get about a dozen hugs a day, we risk our spirit dying. Here's how it breaks down: 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs for maintenance and 12 for growth.

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