THIS Is The Best Way To Tell If You Are In A Healthy Relationship

As we all know, there are lots of things that go into making a relationship work. Shared interests, trust, mutual admiration, respect, great s*x. But, there is one element that researchers say will make your relationship more likely to last. Do you and your partner share this relationship element? Two new studies published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships  found that couples who place a serious value on being friends with each other, are not only more committed but more in love and more s*xually satisfied than those who aren't friends with their significant other. 2016 relationship resolutions For the first study, researchers at Purdue University, asked 190 students who had been in a relationship for an average of 18 months to fill out surveys in order to gauge how invested they were in the relationship and where they hoped it would go. The researchers followed up in four months time and found that 27% were no longer with their partners. When the researchers looked a little deeper into the data, they found that those who were still together were more likely to score high in the friendship, romantic commitment, love, and s*xual satisfaction elements. [bctt tweet="THIS Is The Best Way To Tell If You Are In A Healthy Relationship"] one way to tell if you're in a healthy relationship In the second study, researchers asked 184 students who had been in a relationship for at least 16 months to rate how much they value "companionship, s*x, security, self-improvement, and experiencing new things with their partner." The students who said that friendship was crucial to a relationship also scored higher in the areas of romantic commitment and s*xual fulfillment. Interesting results. It is obvious that attraction is important in a relationship but that can change over time. For a relationship to last, it is important to look for someone you'd want to be best friends with. Take away the s*xy times, do you still really want to be with that person? If you've answered yes, the research suggests you'll be in it for the long haul. What do you think? Does this research ring true for you? Are you best friends with your significant other? Source: Women's Health [caption id="attachment_124047" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption] [caption id="attachment_124048" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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