Will Your Relationship Last or Will It End
Who needs a magazine to tell you if your relationship will last especially now that there is the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle. This place does exist and they have qualified scientists and all they do is research relationships. How interesting is this? Dr. John Gottman founded the RRI, and he says they've identified the three signs a relationship has long-term potential, and the four signs it's in trouble.
The three signs your relationship has long-term potential are:
#1.) Each of you is genuinely interested in the other's day-to-day lives, dreams, goals, likes, and dislikes.
#2.) You ask open-ended questions and ask for more info and details.
#3.) You show signs of affection like smiling, laughing, and touching.
The four signs your relationship is doomed are:
#1.) Too much criticism.
#2.) You both find yourselves getting defensive all the time.
#3.) There seems to be a lot of contempt.
#4.) Instead of talking out problems, you stonewall each other and shut down communication.