Have you heard about the 1:5 formula? It means for every negative interaction (eye roll) there needs to be at least FIVE positive ones (heartfelt kiss) in order to have a happy relationship. (Source: John Gottman)
If you’re like most couples, you can use a few tips like these. Because your relationship has been ‘off’ for a while.
Does any of this sound familiar?
You discover she’s been in touch with an ex. She apologizes — swears she’ll never do it again. But 3 months later you’re talking about it — again.
You’ve explained how exhausted you are — you need help. Working 9 hours, coming home to hungry children and a messy house isn’t sustainable. You talk, he says he understands. But he hasn’t lifted a finger to help.