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A new relationship that looks promising can make us think it will be happy forever, as we feel happy at that time.
A study shows that even after a couple of years the same people who were happy which each other show different kinds of behaviour, both positive and negative.
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... or the Negativity Effect is a tendency most of us have to respond more strongly to negative events and emotions than to positive ones.
Relationships, especially long-term ones, don't get better with time but are kept intact by avoiding decline.
There are four ways a partner response to something he or she doesn't like in the other:
The Negativity Effect magnifies and distorts your partner's faults, whether real or imaginary.
The “female‑demand, male‑withdrawal” is the most known conflict pattern in heterosexual couples.
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