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Is Your Relationship Headed For Success? This Study Will Tell You

A study aimed to uncover why some romantic partnerships are more successful than others.

Okay, so you have a significant other who makes your life complete. You wouldn't imagine traveling and taking on the world with anyone else. After all, there are social invites, sporting events, holidays, everyday tasks, and major life moments that can be so much more pleasing when you have someone you love to share them with. Although single life may be the right choice for many, blissful couple status can definitely have its fair share of perks as well. (After all, some of the secret side effects of love, according to science, include an immune system boost and experiencing feelings of ecstasy.)

But, there may be times when you need a little reality check while you're hanging out on cloud nine. There are some important questions you might ask yourself, such as, "Does my significant other make me feel genuinely content?" and, "How successful is my relationship?" Whether you just finished watching your favorite happily-ever-after Hallmark movies or reading this article, you may find yourself wondering how happy and committed you actually are with the love of your life.

You may be intrigued to learn the results of a study about relationships, including the keys to a successful partnership. Read on to learn more, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

The goal of this research was to find out why some romantic partnerships are more successful than others

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This research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) journal. The goal of this research was to dig deep and define why some love partnerships do better than others. The machine learning data was gathered via the random forests method, a popular educational algorithm that brings together the findings of numerous "decision trees."

Using the random forests method, a machine quantified and compared the prediction of more than 11,000 romantic relationships

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The machine compared and quantified the prediction of 11,196 romantic relationships (22,163 participants) that was collected at regular intervals over a 14-month period by 86 relationship researchers. Both individuals in each couple relationship contributed self-reported information. The research touched upon everything, from feelings of self-worth in a relationship, to opinions regarding general commitment and satisfaction, to how often each couple fought.

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Here's what the study concluded

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Upon conclusion, the study revealed several points regarding commitment and satisfaction in relationships, including the quality of a partnership is subjective. Any relationship can be at risk when dealing with certain challenges, including illness or an insecure attachment. However, the research indicated that love has a much better chance of succeeding when a couple maintains sexual satisfaction, deals with conflict effectively, and is genuinely appreciative of one another.

Additionally, it's key that both people in the relationship believe that their significant other is responsive and committed. These components provide a strong foundation and can prove to be beneficial in helping couples work through any difficulties that may exist between you.

The study further noted that what one person feels is important in a relationship may not matter as much to someone else. Not surprisingly, every partnership has variables that make it unique. What true love boils down to is your degree of happiness in the categories that mean the most to you.

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Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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