Title

Five Ways of Assessing Relationship Satisfaction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2005

Department

Educational Leadership

Abstract

In a relationship rating system, a pair of lovers regularly graph their conduct to better their bonding. The graph shows the couple’s dynamics—interaction, emotion, expression, clarity (understanding), and contact (feeling of connection). Based on the graph, lovers each pledge behaviors that raise or lower their ratings on each dynamic to achieve balance in their ratings on the five dimensions and thus achieve and maintain the fitness effect in their relation.

Publication Title

The Family Journal

DOI

10.1177/1066480705278728