You're Probably Lying To Yourself About Your Relationship Status, Study Says

November 14, 2014 8:21 PM

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When it comes to ending relationships, nobody put it better than Neil Sedaka: "Breaking up is hard to do." Thanks to a new study, we now know why the breakup process is so hard -- when a relationship is going poorly, people waste a lot of time and energy lying to themselves about it.

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asked a random sample of 464 participants to individually assess their relationship status -- "casually dating," "seriously dating," "engaged" or "broken up" -- as well as their level of commitment to their partners (their desire to mar...

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