Having a photo of your partner on your desk can help keep spark alive

Having a photo of your partner on your desk can help keep the spark alive, study finds

  • Keeping a photo of your partner on your desk may just do the trick
  • Researchers studied married people when looking at images of their spouse 
  • They found looking at photos boosted the amount of attachment they felt

For some it is a source of pride, for others unnecessary clutter.

But for those wanting to give their relationship a lift, keeping a photo of your partner on your desk may just do the trick.

Researchers who studied married people found that looking at images of their spouse boosted the amount of attachment – the ‘comforting feeling of emotional bonding’ – they felt towards them. 

For those wanting to give their relationship a lift, keeping a photo of your partner on your desk may just do the trick

The team, from the University of Missouri-St Louis in the US, showed married men and women 25 photos of their other half, as well as 25 ‘pleasant’ photos and 25 ‘neutral’ ones – to check if just looking at photos had any mood-boosting effect.

The study, in Journal of Psychophysiology, found the average attachment level was 90 per cent after viewing the spouse pictures, but 57 and 53 per cent respectively after the other photos.


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