All couples have conflict. All couples have negative interactions. This article, by the Gottman Institute, discusses a crucial balance of positive to negative interactions found in thriving relationships and how to achieve that balance. The “magic ratio” is 5 to 1. For every negative interaction, a stable and happy relationship has five (or more) positive interactions.
The Gottman Institute has revolutionized the study of marriage. For nearly four decades they have conducted research on all facets of relationships.
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