This week's roundup covers romance, close relationships, violence, and other current events. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

by Sara Kim
by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Alexander Todorov, and Margaret Mitchell
by Jean Twenge
Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic? via The New York Times Gray Matter
by Eric Klinenberg
by Stephanie Coontz
No, Opposites Do Not Attract via the Conversation
by Matthew D. Johnson

In the News

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On Twitter

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