What 6 things can improve your relationship, by Eric Barker
Rich Hua stashed this in Relationships
Three important takeaways:
1. You need five good things for every bad thing in order to keep a happy relationship.
2. Conscientiousness is the trait most associated with marital satisfaction:
…our findings suggest that conscientiousness is the trait most broadly associated with marital satisfaction in this sample of long-wed couples.
Actually, you can kill a lot of birds with this one stone because it’s also associated with longevity, income, job satisfaction and health.
3. Gratitude can be a booster shot for a relationship:
…gratitude had uniquely predictive power in relationship promotion, perhaps acting as a booster shot for the relationship.
It can even create a self-perpetuating positive feedback loop.