I came across this fascinating infographic recently that displays what scientists know about people in happy relationships.
Well, the good news is scientists know a lot!
No surprise that happy couples have five positive interactions for every negative one compared to couples that divorced who have just 0.8 positive interactions for every negative one.
One of the statistics that stood out to me because I’ve seen it many times with my clients, is that 67% of couples experience a drop in marital satisfaction immediately after the birth of the first child.
Check out the infographic below for lots of other cool information about what makes a happy relationship.
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Image credit: The Secrets of the Happiest Couples [Happify]
Since 2003, Clinton Power has helped thousands of couples and individuals as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney and online in Australia. Clinton regularly comments in the media on issues of relationships and has appeared on Channel 7, The Sydney Morning Herald, and ABC Radio. Clinton’s eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Relationship is available for Kindle on Amazon. Click here to take Clinton’s relationship checkup quiz to find out how well you know your partner.