These Signs Prove That You Are Too Negative

You pick fights with your partner

Every couple has their disagreements, over things large and small. But if you find that you and your partner are locking horns on a daily basis, and often you are initiating the disagreements, you might have a negativity problem. A good rule of thumb comes from relationship psychologist John Gottman, who found that marriages last when the positive-to-negative interactions in a relationship are an average of about 5 to 1. When the balance shifts so that you’re saying negative things more often than positive, it’s a recipe for misery and divorce.

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