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Five-to-One Ratio


Research has revealed that relationships begin to head downhill when the ratio of positive to negative interactions falls below five to one. 


There need to be five positive interactions for every negative interaction.  Otherwise, the relationship enters a downward spiral where resentment and anger begin to outweigh other sentiments.  Researchers call this 'negative sentiment override' where even neutral interactions with your partner will be interpreted negatively.


So be sure to include plenty of hugs, kisses and appreciation along with the occasional concern or criticism.



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