Every time you go away: changes in affect, behavior, and physiology associated with travel-related separations from romantic partners.

  title={Every time you go away: changes in affect, behavior, and physiology associated with travel-related separations from romantic partners.},
  author={Lisa M. Diamond and Angela M. Hicks and Kimberly D. Otter-Henderson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={95 2},
This study investigated changes in day-to-day affect, behavior, and physiology (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity) associated with temporary physical separations from romantic partners (such as those brought about by work-related travel). Daily diaries and measures of salivary cortisol were collected from 42 couples over a 21-day period that was timed to coincide with a naturally occurring 4- to 7-day separation. There were significant changes from preseparation to separation… 

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