Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Affection, Like Everything Else, A Cruel Lie

"'Gestures such as hand-holding, kissing and cuddling could be indicators that your partner is mad at you,' said DePaul University’s Sean Horan, Ph.D., an assistant professor of relational communication. In the study, Horan examined how and why deceptive affectionate behavior occurs. Deceptive affection means that an individual in a romantic relationship chooses to express affection he or she does not actually feel."

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Jinxie (#240,695)

"Deceptive affection"? I guess that explains why I was so surprised when my boyfriend broke up with me last week. :-/

BadUncle (#153)

conversely, affection is often expressed with an ax.

spencerhampton (#241,768)

Truly actions speak louder than words.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Partner being affectionate? They're pissed at you. Partner being cold and distant? Also pissed at you.

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