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Episode Info: What type of person is likely to give up the ghost and leave their partners without warning? We also investigate deceptive affection: is it an effective tactic for keeping a relationship strong?Download the MP3Support me!Support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $1 and get access to the patron-only feed, including bonus podcasts and blogs not available elsewhere.Rate me! Rate, review, or listen in iTunes or in Stitcher.Read the transcript!Deceptive Affection: Expressing More Love for a Partner Than we FeelGhosting: Why Some End Relationships by DisappearingDoes it matter if affection is real or a deception? Joanna Malinowska/FreestocksThe articles covered in the show:Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (in press). Ghosting and destiny: Implicit theories of relationships predict beliefs about ghosting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Read summaryRedlick, M. H., & Vangeslisti, A. L. (in press). Affection, deception, and evolution: deceptive affectionate messages as mate retention behaviors. Evolutionary Psychology. Read summaryRead more ยป

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