What to do when you are stuck in a stressful situation? Well, it seems even if you just think of your romantic Partner the blood pressure comes down as much as literally having them in the same room.
Participants in the study were exposed to a cold-water stress (submerging one foot in extremely cold water). Those who either thought of their partner or had the partner in the room had a significantly lower cardiovascular response to this stress.
This adds to previous research and indicates that being in a romantic relationship supports a person health by helping them cope better with stress.
Read the full story: University of Arizona
Scientific publication: Psychophysiology