Want a Healthy Relationship? Let Your Partner's Eyes Wander

Though your grandmother might disapprove, a new study shows that some couples are happier when they have the freedom to ogle. The study, published in the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” finds that people often want what they can’t have, and may want to entertain thoughts of being with someone new, Time reports. Having a significant other tell them not to look causes “forbidden fruit” syndrome—wanting what you cannot have. The study also finds that having a controlling significant other increases dissatisfaction in your relationship. In other words, it’s okay that your partner checks out someone else from time to time, but the study says people should be nurturing relationships so that significant other won’t want to look.

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