Five Ways of Assessing Relationship Satisfaction
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.
The Family Journal
Lessin, A., Lessin, J., Eckstein, D., & Kaufman, J. A. (2005). Five ways of assessing relationship satisfaction. The Family Journal, 13(4), 491-495.
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Copyright © 2005 Sage. Article published by Sage in The Family Journal, volume 13, issue number 4, October 2005, pages 491-495. Available online on September 7, 2005: http://doi.org/10.1177/1066480705278728.