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Are you and your partner moving? Join our study!

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Are you in a romantic relationship and plan to relocate with your partner in the near future? Are you interested in being involved in psychological research? If so, then our study would be a great fit for you!

My name is Rebecca, and I am a researcher from the Relationships and Well-Being (RAW) Lab at the University of Toronto. Our lab studies romantic relationships and what factors are responsible for keeping couples healthy and happy over time.

More specifically, we are launching a study that tracks couples who are going to relocate to a different city or country for one partner’s job in the upcoming year—a growing trend in our fast-paced, mobile world. Many people report changes to their relationships during a major life transition such as relocation. We are interested in surveying couples before they relocate, during their move (i.e., brief biweekly surveys in the midst of moving), and after they have relocated (i.e., follow-up surveys 6, 9, and 12 months later) to identify factors that will help couples navigate changes throughout the relocation process. Given the longer-term commitment we require in this study, participants can earn up to $120 CAD ($240 CAD per couple) for their valuable time and efforts.

To be eligible for our study, you and your partner must be: • At least 18 years old • Currently living together • Able to read and write in English • Planning to relocate for one of your jobs/schooling in a month from now up to at the latest August 2021 • Both willing to participate in the study

If you meet our criteria and are interested in participating in our study, we ask that you email us at with the subject line “Interest in Romantic Relationships and Relocation Study”, or reply via the kijiji portal. When we reply, we will arrange a time to chat on the phone with you and your partner to confirm your eligibility. Note: your personal information will be kept strictly confidential and only used for the purposes of contacting you to confirm eligibility.

We look forward to hearing from all of the relocators out there!

With great thanks, The RAW Lab Team

For more information: General: Relocation Study:

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