Invisible Support and Lasting Relationships

Earlier I blogged about the value of social support in lasting relationships. In that post I talked about the value of giving support and the value of appreciating the support you receive. In an upcoming blog post I will describe invisible support, which is basically providing support to your partner without their awareness.  Recent research has shown that the support we provide to our partners can be more beneficial if they are not aware that we provided it.   Of course, providing support without our partner’s awareness is not always easy. So in the post, I describe a couple of ways to structure the conversation that research has found useful.

So, please look out for that post. I have my fingers crossed that you find it helpful.

About Alan Strathman

Alan has spent 24 years as a professor of psychology at the University of Missouri. He is the founder of and contributes content regularly through blog posts and e-books that communicates the findings of psychological research on relationships. If you would like more information about Alan, please visit