These cortisol profiles provided biological backing for a familiar frustration in many marriages. The more that women engaged with their husbands in the evening, talking about the day, the faster their cortisol dropped. But the men’s levels tapered more slowly when talking with a spouse.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Men, Women and Relaxation
Here is another nugget from that UCLA family study I described in my last post, which included regular measurements of cortisol levels in all the participants: