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    Many people wonder what the secret to long-lasting love is but if a new scientific formula is to be believed, it’s a lot simpler to gauge than you think.

    Whilst mutual trust, loyalty and a shared love of Game Of Thrones might spring to mind, scientists believe they’ve determined the formula to figuring out whether you’re well-suited to your partner – and it’s all down to how you behave together. A study published in the Journal of Family and Marriage has identified four types of relationship and commitment styles – and revealed which type is most likely to get married.

    Do you and your partner have a rollercoaster relationship? You fit into the first group, which is dubbed ‘dramatic’ and represented a third of the sample of participants analysed.

    Scientists found that this sub-section of participants weren’t exactly consistent in their affections, often justifying the bad elements of their relationship by claiming that they ‘weren’t good together’, as well as blaming issues on their partner spending a lot of time away. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these couples were most likely to break up and women in this group were the most miserable.

    As well as the dramatic couples, scientists also identified a group called the conflict-ridden couples who tend to argue a lot.  The ‘dramatic’ section of participants weren’t exactly consistent in their affections, often justifying the bad elements of their relationship by claiming that they ‘weren’t good together’, as well as blaming issues on their partner spending a lot of time away; they are the most likely to break up

    The ‘dramatic’ section of participants weren’t exactly consistent in their affections, often justifying the bad elements of their relationship by claiming that they ‘weren’t good together’, as well as blaming issues on their partner spending a lot of time away; they are the most likely to break up

    Unlike the dramatic couples, though, this second group weren’t as likely to break up and didn’t have a tainted future.

    The third group – the socially involved – place high emphasis on social approval.
    So, these couples attribute social reasons – such as ‘my parents and friends like them’ – for the positive points in their relationship.

    This type of couple have a bright future thanks to the importance they place on common social networks, as well as having a solid foundation of friendship and cite their partner as their ‘best friend’ as well as their lover. The third group – the socially involved – place high emphasis on social approval and have a bright future thanks to the importance they place on common social networks.

    The final – and most successful – group is hailed the partner-focused commitments.

    They have plenty of positive turning points in their relationship and credit their success to having plenty in common, as well as spending a lot of time together focusing on each other’s needs.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, this group were the least likely to break up – and it’s all thanks to them being conscientiousness, indicating that they’re people who make – and see through – long-term relationship goals.
    Culled from  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3376485/How-long-relationship-four-couple-styles-reveal-long-haul-heartbreak-corner.html#ixzz3weE9RxOU

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