Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures

Date: June 26, 2018 Source: Baylor University Summary: Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a new study. Compared with positive gestures, negative ones tend to trigger more intense and immediate responses, according to the study. And how a couple works together during trying times is associated with individual well-being as well as satisfaction with the relationship. “When people face stressful life events, they are especially sensitive to negative behavior in their relationships, such as when a partner seems to be argumentative, overly emotional, withdrawn or … Continue reading Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures