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Dr. Lisa Neff is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on understanding relationship maintenance and dissolution across the lifespan. Specifically, her work examines the cognitive and behavioral processes associated with healthy relationships, and explores how stressors found in the environmental context of the relationship (e.g., work stress, financial difficulties, caring for sick loved ones, etc.) may hinder couples’ efforts to engage in relationship-promoting behaviors. To address these issues, Dr. Neff has conducted several multi-method, longitudinal studies of newlywed couples during the early years of their marriages.