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Negativity seems to be less of a problem in same‑sex couples.
Both male and female couples tend to be more positive than heterosexual couples when dealing with conflict, both in the way that they introduced a disagreement and in the way that they responded to the criticism, and they remained more positive afterward.
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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.
... 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.
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