Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Are you questioning whether your romantic relationship is right for you?

Researchers at the University of Utah are interested in how people decide whether or not to end a romantic relationship. If you are thinking about ending your current dating relationship, please consider participating in our online study.

The study involves answering questions about reasons why you might want to stay in your relationship versus leave.

You will also be emailed in two months and asked if you are still with your current partner or not.

If you would like to participate, please click here.

Because this study will ask you to think in some depth about yourself, your relationship, and your decision about whether or not to stay in your current relationship, it is possible that you may experience strong feelings and some emotional discomfort while participating. The potential benefits of participating in this study are insight into yourself and relationships, and a greater understanding of social psychological research.

If you have any questions, complaints, or if you feel you have been harmed by this research please contact Samantha Joel (Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Utah) at or at 801-213-3604.

The information posted on this site is consistent with the research reviewed and approved by the University of Utah Institutional Review Board (IRB). However, the IRB has not reviewed all material posted on this site. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also contact the IRB if you have questions, complaint, or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801) 581-3655 or by e-mail at

Thank you for supporting our research!